Domingo Pina Sr., age 81 of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on February 5, 1939 to the late Enrique and Manuela (Guerrero) Pina in Hebbronville, Texas. Domingo served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. In 1954 he married Guadalupe (Vargas) Pina, who preceded him in death on August 26, 2006.
Domingo was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Defiance. He worked for over 34 years at Johns Manville until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of American Legion #117, Knights of Columbus Council #1039, and a life member of VFW Post #3360 and AmVets #1991. Domingo was so proud of his children and their accomplishments. His greatest love was his family.
Domingo will be sadly missed by his son, Domingo Pina, Jr. of Defiance, daughters, Becky Hale of Defiance, and Cynthia (Kevin) Stoller of Bryan, OH. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was a brother to Jim Pina, Tomas Pina, Pete Pina, Otilia Guevara and Anita Pina.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Molly Belmares.
Due to the current pandemic restrictions, a private visitation for immediate family will be held at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Riverside Cemetery, with Deacon Nick Varano officiating. We encourage social distancing while offering the family support.
Memorials are suggested to CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
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