First Posted: 7/23/2013
Robert M. “Rob” Domanski, 45, a resident of Drums, passed from this life into the arms of almighty God on Friday evening, July 19, 2013. He entered eternal life in the inpatient unit of Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, in the presence of his loving family members.
Born June 6, 1968, in New Bruswick, N.J., he was a son of Mr. John C. Domanski, Pittston, and the late Theresa (Frashefski) Domanski. Educated in the local schools, he was a member of the 1986 graduating class of the former Bishop Hoban High School, Wilkes-Barre.
Until his health caused him to stop his professional duties, Rob was a general contractor in the Wyoming Valley and previously worked for the former King Glass of Kingston as a glazier, holding membership in the Glazier’s Local #252.
He was a member of St. Andre Bessette Parish Community, Wilkes-Barre.
Enjoying the outdoors, Rob was an avid fisherman and NASCAR fan. He will always be remembered by family and friends as having a zest for life. He had the opportunity to drive an official NASCAR racecar at Pocono International Speedway and went skydiving twice.
In addition to his mother’s passing in 1995, Rob was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Betty Jo Ungvarsky; an uncle, Walter Frashefski; and more recently by his aunt, Mary Ellen Mudzik.
Surviving, in addition to his father, John, are his stepmother, Marcella (Zapp) Domanski, Pittston; his girlfriend of 10 years, Karen Nolte, Drums; brothers and sister, John T. Domanski and his wife, Dawn M., Wilkes-Barre, Lisa A. Robinson and her husband, Jeffrey, Somerset, N.J., Mark A. Domanski and his girlfriend of 10 years, Lisa M. Vitale, both of Wilkes-Barre; nieces and nephews, including Evan Domanski, Logan Domanski, Drew Robinson, Emily and Bryce Domanski; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his special companion, his dog, Onyx.
Funeral services for Rob were held Wednesday at John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., Wilkes-Barre. A funeral Mass followed in the St. Stanislaus Kostka worship site of St. Andre Bessette Parish, Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Michael J. Kloton, parochial vicar, served as celebrant. Interment was private and at the convenience of the Domanski Family.
In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions are requested in Rob’s name to the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, c/o 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.
To send Rob’s family online words of comfort, support and friendship, please visit www.johnvmorrisfuneralhomes.com.