Domenic A. DePastino


Domenic A. DePastino, 71, of Harrisburg, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Domenic was born on February 18, 1948 in Pittsburgh, PA, and was a son of the late Arnold D. and Josephine (Tommarello) DePastino. Mr. DePastino served in the U. S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and the Forty & Eight of Chambers Hill. Domenic was the owner of DJ. Maintenance for 40 years and also a rental property business. Surviving are his wife, Diana L. (Rouscher) DePastino, sons, Domenic and Joseph DePastino; daughter, Danielle L. DePastino; sisters, Toni Bush and Elvira Pinto; grandchildren, Collette, Giavanna, Lillyanna DePastino and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be private at East Harrisburg Cemetery. A memorial service and luncheon will be held at the Linglestown American Legion Post 272 on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 2 to 6 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lebanon VA Medical Center (Hospice Unit), 1700 South Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon, PA 17042. The Dailey Funeral Home Is Honored To Serve The DePastino Family. 650 S. 28th Street Harrisburg, PA. 17103     


Domenic was a super person and will be missed by many. When the boys were playing sports he was always ready to help with the programs and stay involved. Our prayers and sympathy are with the family.


To the DePastino family. The first time I met Dominic was during 1964 on Westwood Road.  There he was standing with that famous smile with eyes full of life and home for the weekend from the seminary. Oh yes, wearing the robes of a Priest too!  To my surprise during that summer we became good friends building many years of fond memories.


As I reflect to those days, separated by forty plus years of time I can still see the grin and those eyes full of life and happiness.  Certainly, our life’s callings separated us, each following separate but similar paths.


My thoughts and prayers go out to those who love and miss Dominic, but Dominic lived life to the fullest, and loved his family with all his heart. 


Today Dominic joins his Mother and Father, and his very, very special sister Rosie.


Lastly, I drift back to Mr. DePastino’s words during Rosie’s funeral. Quoting Rosie, “if your ever in trouble, need help or a friend, pick up the phone and dial R for Rosie.” Perhaps we can add a D to that same sentence. 

 Charles Tronsberg


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