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Dominic LaRusso

February 14, 2019

Dominic LaRusso, Jr. of Harrington, DE passed away at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Thursday, February 14, 2019.  He was 68 years old. He was the son of the late Dominic and Melina LaRusso.


Dominic was a 22 year veteran of the US Air Force, and a 22 year civil servant of the same where he worked as a survival equipment specialist. He served his country with pride, and enjoyed traveling the world. Dominic was very proud of his many wrestling accomplishments and wins during his Newton High School days. His later hobbies included: gardening, fishing, fowl hunting, collecting gadgets, playing darts (winning an Air Force tournament in Italy), taking drives, eating at new restaurants, keeping up with the news, politics and studying history. He was also a big Yankees baseball fan.  A humble person, Dominic never took things for granted. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and devoted friend, who will be greatly missed.


Dominic is survived by his loving wife, G. Judy LaRusso; sons, Nick (Allison) LaRusso, Giancarlo LaRusso, and Tommy LaRusso; daughters, Colleen LaRusso and Leah (Junior) Quazi; grandchildren, Hayley, Valerie, and Layla Quazi, Vivian LaRusso, and soon to be born, Fiona LaRusso; brother, Louis (Pat) LaRusso; and several extended family members.


Funeral services will take place at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. DuPont Hwy., Harrington, DE 19952, on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1 PM with a visitation for family and friends one hour prior.


In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or online at


Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington, DE.  Please visit us at to sign the condolence book.

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