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GEORGE DI DOMIZIO George F. Di Domizio, 77, of Green Lane, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Rockhill Mennonite Community. He was the beloved husband of Alice June (Hoosier) Di Domizio, his wife of 44 years. Born June 19, 1935 in Lansdale, he was a son of the late Dionino and Adeline (Maiorano) Di Domizio. George was a member of the first graduating class of Lansdale Catholic High School in 1953 and was also the first quarterback in LC's history. He remained heavily involved with the Lansdale Catholic Alumni Association, organizing events such as community breakfasts and golf outings in an effort to keep Lansdale Catholic in Lansdale. For his efforts, George was named Lansdale Catholic Man of the Year. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Ursinus College in 1969 and later earned a Juris Doctor Degree from LaSalle University in 2002. George was a 35 year employee of Merck, where he started as a Mail Boy and worked his way to Director of Creative Services before retiring in 1992. He had extensive experience with pharmaceutical trademarks during his career with Merck, naming such drugs as Pepcid, Zocor, Prilosec, Bextra, and other blockbusters. After retiring from Merck, George became President of Gemini Trademark, Inc., and he acquired additional trademark experience consulting with multiple pharmaceutical companies on a variety of trademark issues, including interaction with the FDA and EMEA. George served in the Army and was stationed in Germany as a member of the 3rd Armored Division. While serving in the Army, George formed a lifelong friendship with Elvis Presley who served in the same division. Elvis often contacted and met with George when performing in the Philadelphia area, and George and his wife, June, visited Elvis on the set of several of his movies. George's win-win attitude and positive outlook were well-known throughout the community. He had that unique personality of always looking at the positive side of life in whatever he did or planned to do. He was a long-time resident of Salford Township and served on numerous committees such as the First Chair of the Open Space Committee and Co-Chair of the Tylersport Crime Alert Committee. George also served as President of the Lansdale YMCA, President of the American Management Association, and was named Man of The Year by the Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Lynne Ellen Di Domizio of Collegeville; his brother, Alfred Di Domizio and wife, Marie, of Lansdale; his sister, Rose Serrao and husband, Sam, of Chalfont; three sisters-in-law, Edith Di Domizio of Lewistown, Mary Di Domizio of Lansdale, and Joyce Frearson and husband, Dave, of Sellersville; a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins; many dear friends; and his beloved, granddog, Logan. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki June Di Domizio; two brothers, Frank Di Domizio and Robert Di Domizio; and a half-brother, Sylvino Di Domizio. A viewing will be held between 6 and 8PM Tuesday, July 10 at the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale. A second viewing will begin 9AM Wednesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 445 N. Main St., Sellersville, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10AM. Burial will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in George's memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 or Almost Home Dog Rescue, PO Box 132, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Published in The Reporter on July 9, 2012
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