Dominic I. Lannutti
1964 - 2020
Sunset Funeral Homes - East - El Paso
750 N. Carolina
El Paso, TX
Dominic I. Lannutti

El Paso - Dominic I. Lannutti, age 56, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. He was born September 21, 1964 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois to James Michael Lannutti and Norma Gil.

Dominic is survived by his wife, Adela Lannutti, his mother Norma Gil, his sisters Michelle Lannutti, Anne Balderrama, Alexandria Gil and Margo Lannutti, his children, Kay Lannutti, Christopher Lannutti, Oddessa Dow, and Alec Lannutti and step-children Aaron Arreola, Alyssa Arreola, 5 grandchildren, daughters/sons in-law, aunts, cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Dominic was a Professor of Biological Sciences, Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program Director, Co-PI, and STEMGROW Co-PI at El Paso Community College.

Dominic made an incredible impact on everybody around him. He was an educator who taught, mentored, and guided not only his students but anyone in need. To many he was one of the greatest Professors of Biological Sciences at EPCC who changed the course of many students' future.

He will be deeply missed by his family, colleagues, students, friends and all who knew him.

No funeral services are scheduled at this time. Celebration of His Life Service will be schedule at a later date.

Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes- East. Please visit online registry at

Dominic I. Lannutti, de 56 años de edad, falleció el viernes 24 de abril del 2020. Nació el 21 de septiembre de 1964 en Chicago, Condado de Cook, Illinois, hijo de James Michael Lannutti y Norma Gil. Su esposa, Adela Lannutti, le sobrevive, al igual que su madre Norma Gil, sus hermanas Michelle Lannutti, Anne Balderrama, Alexandria Gil y Margo Lannutti, sus hijos: Kay Lannutti, Christopher Lannutti, Oddessa Dow y Alec Lannutti y sus hijastros Aaron Arreola, Alyssa Arreola, sus cinco nietos, nueras y yernos, tías, primos y muchas sobrinas y sobrinos. Dominic fue profesor de ciencias biológicas, director del programa Bridges to the Baccalaureate, Co-PI y STEMGROW Co-PI en El Paso Community College. Dominic creó un impacto increíble en todos quienes lo rodeaban. Fue un educador que enseñó, asesoró y guió no solo a sus alumnos sino a todos los necesitados. Para muchos, fue uno de los mejores profesores de ciencias biológicas en EPCC, quien cambió el curso del futuro de muchos estudiantes. Su familia, colegas, estudiantes, amigos y todos quienes lo conocieron lo echarán de menos profundamente. No hay servicios funerarios programados en este momento. El servicio de Celebración de su Vida se programará en una fecha posterior. Servicios otorgados por Sunset Funeral Homes-East. Por favor, visite el registro en línea en
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Nic was my favorite teacher at EPCC, i took just about every class he taught. He also encouraged me to apply for the Bridges Program, where I discovered my love of research. He will be sorely missed. If not for him, I doubt I would have found my job as a tutor, which in turn has allowed me to help other student.
Iantha MArtinez
May 13, 2020
Nic was an amazing professor , one I will never forget ! He truly cared about his students ,he inspired me to keep trying when school got tough and not to get so discouraged. With his advice I made it through pharmacy school and will be forever thankful he was there to mentor me when I was applying. Rest in paradise Nic, a lot of your old students miss you!
Mike Erales
May 2, 2020
My condolences for the passing of one of our local heroes who went to Heaven after serving us tirelessly. His generous spirit will live on.
April 30, 2020
To the Lannutti Family- We are praying for all of you during this most difficult time. We have known Nick since the early 80s- Nick was still a teen when he and Jose worked at Jack in the Box. Wow- gone too soon. RIP Nick!
Soto Family
April 30, 2020
Brother-in-law of 23 years. Watched him as he worked hard to get his Bachelor's, Master's and PhD. Conversations with Nic were always entertaining and interesting, including those about counting scales on snakes, to watching him keep crickets indoors in a dry fish tank to feed the various reptiles he also housed indoors, to the peacocks and baby goats they had out on the Fabens farm when the children were little. Through his educational pursuits and commitment to excellence, he led his children by example. I pray your children find comfort every day in their 29+ years of memories with you and always know that through it all, they were loved. That soul bond never ends. May your soul rest in peace, brother-in-law.
April 29, 2020
Ive been so greatful for Nick (Dr.Lanutti) kind words which inspired me to pursue a biology degree at UTEP. He was an amazing professor who always made us laugh I learned so much and I will forever be greatful. I will miss you so much always. My heart goes out to his family and friends. God bless you love you always thank you
for everything Nick.
April 29, 2020
Nick motivated my to pursue graduate school and become a PT. This was 17 years ago. I considered him a friend and cool guy. We always laughed when we talked. Im going to miss him. Im still in shock. RIP my friend.
April 28, 2020
I met Nic about four years ago. I had sent him an email with my resumé asking if he had part-time positions available. He responded within the hour and invited me down to his office. I was a bit reluctant because I had my son with me and he immediately said that would not be a problem. Then had me in the classroom teaching a week later. After our first conversation, I knew he was awesome. Since then, I have considered Nic as one of my mentors, especially when I started a Ph.D. program. He was one of my Recommenders. Nic was everything a human being should be. There's so much more I would like to say, but I'll finish with this-- Without Nic, I would not be where I am today. It may have been only four years since we met, but you made it feel like lifetime. Rest in peace, my friend. You'll be missed. #BiologyRocks
Ramon Benavides
April 28, 2020
Nic thank you so much for being there for me whenever I needed your help whether it was preparing lectures or working with my fish or my turtles at home. I am going to miss you Nic, I am going to miss you my dear friend. May your soul Rest In Peace. My most sincere condolences to your wife, children, grandchildren, and friends.
Hilda Taylor
April 28, 2020
Nick motivated my to pursue graduate school and become a PT. This was 17 years ago. I considered him a friend and cool guy. We always laughed when we talked. Im going to miss him. Im still in shock. RIP my friend.
April 28, 2020
My prayers and condolences to the Lannutti family. We both worked at EPCC and I would always run into him by the mailroom. I met him when he was going through his tenure process and knew he was a special person to his students and especially to his family. He was taken too early and now in the Good Lord's home. May you Rest In Peace!
Linda Silva
April 28, 2020
I wish I had met you, as your beautiful daughter, Kay, is my sons fiancé. You were so accepting of him, and that meant so much to me. The Lord took you way too soon, but, hopefully, through you, we can learn to savor each day we are given. RIP.
Karen Forte
April 28, 2020
Nic, thank you for a friendship that I will cherish forever. You touched so many people in such an inspiring way! I will miss you so much! Condolences to the Lannutti Family!Sylvia Balli
Sylvia Balli
April 28, 2020
Miss you so much Dad, wish we had a few more memories from the past couple of years, but I'll always remember the ones we already have and share them with others. Love you
Odessa Dow
April 28, 2020
Nic's spirit will live on in our memories. His soul was a gift to everyone who knew him. There will never be another man like him. I am grateful that God placed him in my life. Adela, please accept my condolence for your loss
Christine Lannutti
April 28, 2020
Rest peacefully.....
April 27, 2020
Dr.Lannutti was a fantastic professor and always had a way of making us smile and laugh. There was never dull moments with him and I will forever cherish the many lessons he taught us. Im thankful to have met Dr.Lannutti and my prayers go out to him and his family.
April 27, 2020
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