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Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Dominic P. Zocchi
Owned Dom and Luigi's Barber Shop
Age 82
Born: March 20, 1935   Died: December 23, 2017

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Dominic P. Zocchi, age 82, of Lorain, passed away on the morning of Saturday December 23, 2017 shortly following surgery to battle lung cancer.

He was born in Lorain on March 20, 1935 to John and Grace (nee Graziano) Zocchi and remained a life-long resident of the city. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1953.

Dominic married Ruth Minnich (whom he fell in love with at age sixteen) on May 4th, 1957; the couple recently celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary.

He began working for the U.S. Steel Company as a crane operator. His service there was interrupted by induction into the United States Army in 1954. Dominic fulfilled duty assignments as a Private First Class attached to the 3rd Armored Division. He was honorably discharged in 1956.

Upon his return from the military, he briefly resumed his work at the steel mill choosing, instead, to enroll in barber school. Following his graduation, he bought the landmark barber shop that is still known as Dom and Luigi’s to this day. Although relinquishing ownership in the establishment after fifty-two years of service in 2015, he continued to work there part-time because he just wasn’t ready to retire. He had planned to officially retire at the end of the month, but revised those plans so he could undergo surgery.

Dominic truly loved his customers and was always willing to go the extra mile giving them haircuts in their homes when they were sick and unable to come to his establishment. He was a true friend, was always giving advice, known for his great sense of humor, and was loved by the members of his community.

Dominic loved his wife’s spaghetti as often as she would make it. He enjoyed watching his great grandson play basketball and baseball and was never bashful to yell out advice and encouragement during the game. He also loved watching his great granddaughter play volleyball and didn’t mind staying all day for a tournament.

In his free time he loved to play golf, as well as watching Hogan’s Heroes, Gunsmoke, and old war movies. In spite of everything else, he always loved and put his family first, and worried about them the most.

Dom was a loyal parishioner of St. Peter Parish in Lorain as well as a dedicated member of Italian American Veterans Post # 1.

He is survived by his wife Ruth (Minnich), sons Dean (Jennifer), Michael, Dominic, and Christopher, grandson Dean Zocchi, Jr., (Dawn), and great grandchildren Kylie and Connor. He also leaves brothers Mario and Bardo Zocchi along with his sister Carmela Kovach.

In addition to his parents, Dom was preceded in death by brothers Alfred and Tony, along with sisters Mary Zocchi and Josephine “Josie” Stawicki.





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Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel – 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will be Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the funeral chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Peter Parish – 3501 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain. Reverend Craig Hovanec, pastor of the parish will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery where Amvets Post # 32 of Elyria will conduct full military honors

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In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contribution to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.