Adolfo Dominguez, Jr., known to his friends as "Pelon," died Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Las Vegas, after a sudden illness.
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Adolfo was born in Las Vegas, on Oct. 8, 1954, to Adolfo Sr., and Julia Dominguez of Las Vegas. Adolfo attended East Las Vegas Schools and Berkley Preparatory School in Berkley, Calif.
Adolfo spent part of his life in southern California, and moved back to Las Vegas in his later years.
Adolfo enjoyed time with his family, the grandchildren, nieces and nephews and loved showing children to fish and enjoy the great outdoors. He always lent a helping hand to assist the elderly and people in need. He was not shy to ignite a conversation with strangers and if he could help, he would. He also had a kind heart for animals. If he found a stray animal, he would take the time to feed it or find a home for the animal. He will be missed by everyone.
He is survived by his three children, Stormy Dominguez (Bianco Silva) of Las Vegas, Miguel Dominguez and Alaina Marquez (Kenny) of Albuquerque; six grandchildren, Vincent Cabrera and Bianca Silva of Las Vegas, Isiah, Oliver, Markyla Dominguez and Kenneth Marquez, all of Albuquerque; sisters, Macie Dominguez Rogers of Las Vegas, Estrellita (Pato) and Tana Dominguez of Rio Rancho; Amor Safi of Fairfax, Va., and Charlene Martinez (George) of Las Vegas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Adolfo was preceded in death by his parents, Adolfo and Julia Dominguez; sister, Pearl Page; nieces, Juliette and Amor Dominguez.
The rosary devotional service and the mass of resurrection will be celebrated Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with the rosary beginning at 8:30 a.m. and mass to follow. Interment will follow the mass at San Jose Cemetery in Las Vegas.
Serving as pallbearers are: Gilbert Cabrera, Bianco Silva, George Martinez, Bobby Rogers, Jose Martinez, and Ted Dominguez.
Services are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary.
Rogers Mortuary - Las Vegas
600 Reynolds Avenue
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Apr. 17, 2013