A life filled with family, friendship, perseverance and service ended on August 16, 2018 with the passing of Dr. Jerome A. Dominic, 76, in Albuquerque, NM.
Dr. Dominic was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Roswell, N.M. During his last few weeks he was surrounded by his loving wife of more than 50 years, Nancie, five children and many family and friends.
Dr. Dominic, known as Jerry, had a quiet strength and fierce will to live, and those qualities carried over to his children. He was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan who loved watching games with family. Jerry and his son Kirk attended the 2006 Super Bowl to cheer on their team. He also loved the outdoors, including fly fishing and skiing, and enjoyed a good game of tennis.
Jerry and Nancie were married August 25, 1967, in Union Lake, Michigan. Together they raised five children in Roswell: son Kirk (wife Stephanie), daughter Angie (husband Joe), daughter Lien, son Gary and daughter Gianna.
Jerry was born on September 12, 1941 to Angelo and Dorothy Dominic in Spangler, Pennsylvania. He was raised there with his siblings Joe, Paul, John, Mary Ann, Barbara, Angie and Marty. Jerry worked in his father’s barbershop and loved to play baseball with his brother John. Jerry’s baseball talent earned him a scholarship to Michigan State University, where he earned a B.S. in Social Science (1964), a Master’s Degree in Physiology (1967) and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology (1970).
His quest for knowledge and greater service continued with a Post-Doctoral CNS Pharmacology degree from Stanford University (1971) and a M.D. University of Kentucky School of Medicine (1974). Jerry served his Internship and Residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at Kentucky (1974-1977) and completed his training in the Fellowship Division of Cardiology, University of Kentucky School of Medicine (1977-1978).
Jerry began his medical career in Roswell in 1979, at St. Mary’s Hospital (closed in 1993) and Eastern New Mexico Medical Center as the Chief of Staff and Head of Department of Medicine.
Jerry is survived by his wife, children, and six grandchildren: Jace and Brooklyn (Kirk and Stephanie), Finn and Gia (Angie and Joe), Alex and Nico (Lien).
Jerry was a passionate supporter of the Roswell Museum of Art, the Roswell Symphony Orchestra, the Special Olympics of New Mexico and the Santa Fe Opera.
A private memorial service will be held in the Thompson Family Chapel. You may honor his love and concern for the health and happiness of his daughter Gianna by making a charitable donation to the Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding Program, Box 44517, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87174. Correspondence may be sent to Nancie Dominic P.O Box 2965 Corrales, NM 87048.