Dominick Thomas (Minick) Basciano claimed his spot in Heaven on December 28th, 2012. He was 88 years young. Dom moved to Port Orange from Brooklyn, NY in the spring of 1989. Minick knew he had found his new home when he first visited the Daytona Beach Kennel Club. He made many close friends, and enjoyed their friendship for the past 23 years. He enjoyed a day at the races, he was an excellent bowler, and master on the pool table. He loved music, and was always in demand to dance with the ladies whose fellows didn't. He had a passion for the New York Yankees. He could name every player who had ever worn pinstripes. He was a fun, and loving man who brought smiles to many faces. He was the bartender at Leader Lanes in Brooklyn that everyone told their troubles to: a genuine people person. He had a construction business specializing in elaborate cement work before retiring to Florida. Dominick is survived by his loving wife Pat of 55 years; his four wonderful daughters, and sons-in-law Sandy and Willi Salinas, Terri and Eddie Robertson, Linda Basciano and George Trovato, and Toni Anne and Emil Costello; seven devoted grandchildren Dominick Rodriguez, Anthony Incarbone, Jennifer and William Salinas, Laura and Edward Robertson, and Sara Costello; five beautiful great-grand-children twins Noah and Cole, Trinnity, Dominick, and Natalya; brothers Tony and Jimmy; sisters Louise, Mary, Jean, and brother-in-law Frank; and loved his numerous nieces and nephews. He will be missed dearly by all. A mass will be held on Tuesday, January 15th, 8:30am at Our Lady of Hope Church, 4675 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange, FL 32129 (386) 788-6144. The family has requested in lieu on flowers any donations be made in his name to Halifax Hospice of Edgewater, and Council on Aging Daytona Beach.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Jan. 3 to Jan. 6, 2013