Dominic Civitarese

Dominic Civitarese went home to the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. He resided in Mullica Township with his daughter and her husband.

Dominic was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born in Derry, Pa., in 1921 to Conchetta and Phillip Civitarese. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the Knights of Colombus, and a faithful volunteer at the Veterans Home in Vineland. He was also a member of St. Nicholas Church in Egg Harbor City.

He is predeceased by his loving wife of 45 years, Olga; his son, Steven Civitarese; his sisters, Ida Manerra, Mary Hopewell, Jean Haberkern and Lee Carpinetti; and brothers, William and Phillip. He is survived by his daughters, Debra Huron (John) of Brigantine and Judy Roesch (Marty) of Mullica Township; grandchildren, Marc Roesch (Kristin), Lauren Gunther (Shaun), Scott Roesch (Kristin) and John Huron Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Grant Gunther and Riley Roesch, whom he loved spending time with. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, some of whom viewed him as a father figure.

Dominic enjoyed life and cherished the time spent with his family and friends. He loved fishing, traveling with his beloved wife, and rooting for Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Phillies.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Dominic's life will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish/St. Nicholas Church, 525 St. Louis Ave., Egg Harbor City. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities, 9 N. Georgia Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401.

Arrangements entrusted to and condolences may be left for his family at:

Published in The Daily Journal on Dec. 11, 2012