Dominic P. Fino, 86, owner of Fino’s Pharmacy, Dallas, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021, in Jersey Shore Medical Hospital, Monmouth County, New Jersey.
Born in Pottsville on January 8, 1935, he was the eldest son of the late Pasquale J. and Maria Assunta Manganiello Fino.
As a teenager, he began working at Fino's Pharmacy, Main Street, Pittston, which was founded by his father in 1951. He graduated from St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston.Dominic served in the US Navy active duty from 1955-1958 and later served in the Naval Reserves. He went on to graduate from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now called University of the Sciences). Upon graduation he came back to Northeastern Pennsylvania and in 1963 was the proud new owner of Fino’s Pharmacy, Dallas, Pennsylvania.
Dominic was a beloved husband, father and “Pop-Pop”. Dominic, known to many as “Bobby”, serviced the Back Mountain and surrounding area for over 55 years. He will be remembered for his large personality and devotion to Fino’s Pharmacy, his business and legacy. Bob was proud of the Fino’s Pharmacy staff and felt they were all part of his family. He always felt his store didn’t run without them and he was forever grateful.
In his younger years, he enjoyed playing a
round of golf at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.
When he wasn’t on the golf course, he could be found sitting at his drugstore catching up with generations of customers, all of whom he was on a first name basis with. Dominic found great pleasure in giving back to the community that kept his doors open for over 55 years. He enjoyed volunteering for the Dallas Lions Clubs and was an active member in the Knights of Columbus, where he was a Fourth Degree Knight. He was a parishioner at Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, where he would be seen at most 5PM Saturday masses. As years passed, he and his beloved wife would spend the colder months in Naples, Florida, where they spent their time admiring the golfers from their lanai and collecting sea shells along the Sanibel shore line. But the majority of his time was spent creating memories with his three children, their spouses, his five grandchildren and numerous four legged grandchildren. He taught them all to love everyone equally and always forgive those around you. It’s the motto that got him far in life and in business.
Surviving is his wife, Ruth Wierbowski Fino, his “beloved bride”. They celebrated 59 years of marriage on July 1, 2020, or as he liked to say, “29 years for her and 30 years for me”. Also surviving are his children, Leanne Fino Brassington and her husband, Richard , Holmdel, NJ, and their children, Sarah Ann and Richard Dominic; Dominic P Fino, JR. and his wife Kristin, Dallas, and their fur-children; and Michael J. Fino and his wife, Marybeth , Harding, and their children, Ava Rose, Mia Grace, and Michael Pasquale; brother, Michael J. Fino and his wife Judy, West Pittston, PA.; and numerous brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Anne Fino Anzalone.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Parish, Dallas with the Rev. Daniel A. Toomey officiating.Private interment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Saint Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 18509, and Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, Pennsylvania, 18612.
Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.