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October 10, 1930 – February 14, 2023
Robert (Bob) Dominique, age 92, passed away on February 14, 2023.
Bob was born in Cincinnati, OH to Joseph and Elsie Dominique. Bob married Wilma Heinold of Cincinnati, OH in 1955.
Bob, a devoted father, and grandpa, is survived by his children, Michelle (Benson) Spurling, Andrea (Bob) Gordon, his grandchildren, Andrew (Kaitlin) Spurling, Kyle (Sarah) Gordon, Lisa Spurling, Nathan Dominique, Alec Gordon, Hannah Dominique, and Daniel Dominique, his great grandchildren, Rowan, River, and Palmer Gordon, and Michael’s widow Rhonda Dominique. He also leaves many cherished nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Wilma Dominique, his parents, his son, Michael Dominique, his siblings, Ruth Baker and Herb Dominique.
Bob grew up in Cincinnati and is a graduate of Western Hills High School. During his high school years, he was involved in basketball, tennis, music, softball, and his church. After high school he met the love of his life and, soon after, joined the army and served during the Korean War. When he was released from duty, he earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. He had a love of sharing music with young people and began his teaching career at Greenhills. He then went on to have a long tenure of teaching at Mariemont High School. Under his direction, his award-winning choirs were known throughout the state of Ohio for their excellence. He was also very active in the Ohio Music Educator Association. While being an educator and supporting his family, he held other jobs such as directing church choirs and was Supervisor of Ushers for the Reds’ home games.
Bob did not slowdown in retirement! He sold men’s clothing and shoes, directed several community choirs, and he and Wilma traveled the world as director and organizer of the Christian Choral! He settled with a memorable last position of directing the choir at St Peter and St Paul UCC Church. There, he found a church home and eventually retired at the age of 85.
Bob was also a member of the Par Hopers Golf League where the president stated Bob was a great guy to talk and play with, and over the years gave his time for the betterment of the league. He was still serving as a board member at 92!
Bob was a member of the Kiwanis organization and the longest-standing member of the MariElders.
Visitation will be held Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel, 2145 Compton Road, 45231 (follow the red line upon entering the memorial park).
Services for Bob Dominique will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 12:00 PM at Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor Marty Westermeyer, officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Good Samaritan.
In lieu of flowers, In memory of Bob, the family asks that donations be made to The MariElders, Leukemia Research, or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum
Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum
Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM
The Arlington Memorial Gardens
“I worked for Bob as an usher for the Reds in the 1970s. The job was a fun job. What a great time to work for the Reds! Rest in peace. John 3:16. Mark Wilmhoff”
“Mr. D, as he was affectionately known to generations of Mariemont High Schoolers-or maybe it was just us guys because we thought it was a cool nickname, will be greatly missed. His leadership of the choir, Breakfast Club, band and annual musicals at MHS were a joy for participants and audiences alike. Everyone looked forward to working with Mr. D because he made music such fun. If you or your section messed up, he worked with you until you got it right, second best was not an option. Excellence in all he did was the goal, which his musicians achieved time after time. Thank you for making great memories for me and all the other Warriors you taught at MHS. Clark Schweigaard Olsen, MHS class of 79”
“Mr. Dominique will live on through his musical legacy, through the memories of his chorus and Breakfast Club singers, through the joy he brought the community by directing many fine musicals. You are forever in our hearts, Mr. D.”
“Bob was always a joy to work with at St. Peter and St. Paul UCC where I was the office manager. We would often talk about work and life in general. I have many fond memories of Bob and will treasure them always. RIP Bob”
“I will remember Bob as a good golfing friend. We played together several times and it was very enjoyable. I will miss him. Ken Harack”
“Bob was loved by all and will be greatly missed.”
“Grandpa Dominique was truly one of the brightest lights in my life. There aren’t enough words to describe how much he will be missed 🤍”
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