Gil Dominick, 82, of Wyoming, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 6, 2021, at home surrounded by his family.
Born in Keystone on July 22, 1939, he was the son of the late Gilberto and Argenia "Gina" Loreti Dominici.
Gil was a graduate of Wyoming High School and Bloomsburg University. He proudly served in the U.S. Marines.
Gil married his wife, the former Connie Zanta, in 1965, and they moved to Williamstown, where Gil was employed as a teacher. A year later, they returned to Wyoming to care for his parents and worked in the family business, Gina's Pizza and Pasta, for over 50 years. He served on the Wyoming Area school board for 20 years, holding positions of president, secretary and treasurer. He was past president of the Pennsylvania School Board Association; past president of the Wyoming/West Wyoming Lions Club; and an active member of the Spark of Life Organization.
Gil loved being around his grandchildren. He enjoyed telling them stories about when he grew up and how times have changed. He loved politics, which was evident by his many years of community service. Gil was always looking to help others, whether it was to find a job or give them one. During his retirement, Gil was able to spend more time with his family and enjoyed doing his "scratch off" lottery tickets. It always made him smile to scan a ticket that was a winner and then let one of his grandchildren scratch the ticket not knowing they would win. Gil never complained about being sick; even in the end he would just say he was tired. Gil will be greatly missed by all.
The family would like to especially thank Dr. Ronald Nardell, nephew, for always being on call and ensuring Uncle Gil had the best care. They would also like to thank Dr. Saidman and Pricilla from Medical Oncology Associates; Dr. Horvik and Stephanie from Radiation Oncology; Dr. Gibbons, and Kim Schultz for their care and compassion. A special thank you to Ralph and Sandra Nardell as well as Ida and Bobby Robbins for their daily care packages. And an additional thank you to Aunt Sandy for always making sure dad had his pills and making sure he took them by bribing him with scratch off tickets. Lastly, we would like to thank all of our family and friends who have sent cards and prayers for Dad over the last few years.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Connie Zanta Dominick; children, Brenda DeRenzo (James Barton), Orwigsburg; Gil Dominick III (Cheryl), Harding; Jodi Stello (Jeff), Malvern; Connie Pascoe (Jeff), Schwenksville; Leslee O'Donnell (Michael), Malvern; and Joseph Dominick (Jennifer), Wyoming; grandchildren, Alexandria, Nick and Joe DeRenzo; Logan and Miranda Dominick; Martine, Dominic, Madison and Carly Stello; Carson and Gavin Pascoe; Charleston, Maddon and Rylon O'Donnell; and Abigail and Zoey Dominick; great-grandchildren, Dempsey, Duke, Sabol and Frankie; sisters, Lillian Dominici, West Wyoming; and Sandra Nardell (Ralph), West Wyoming; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Adonizio Funeral Home LLC, 251 William St., Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Parish of St. Barbara, Exeter, by the Rev. Paul McDonnell. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church Saturday morning. Interment will be in Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gil's name to Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Judes and Social Concerns Committee of St. Barbara.
To leave a condolence, visit Gil's obituary at www.adoniziofuneralhome.com.