Dominick John Pennessi, 88

September 18, 2010

MAY 26, 1922-SEPT. 16, 2010

Dominick John Pennessi, 88, of 13004 Woodburn Drive, Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Friday, May 26, 1922, in Bedford Hills, N.Y., he was the son of the late Rosario Pennessi and the late Anna Scillipote Pennessi. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Adith Raak Pennessi, in 1984.

He was employed in the helicopter aviation industry with the Hiller Corporation and later worked in international sales in the pollution control industry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and later with the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council and was a usher. He will be sadly missed by family, friends and neighbors.


He is survived by his daughter, Diane M. Pennessi of Hyattsville, Md.; and loving partner, Ruth Kaiss of Hagerstown, Md.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md., with the Rev. Edward Heim officiating.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Private interment will be in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Md.

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