September 11, 1927 ‒ October 18, 2014
MANSFIELD: Much like bronze or copper, Dominic Sellars encompassed a strong, durable, and precious spirit. Lively and outgoing, Dominic’s personality was captivating. Friendly, he would talk to anyone, often about current events, politics, and life in general. Dominic’s zest for life rippled into the fabric of his family.
A hardworking family man, Dominic Sellars, age 87, of Mansfield passed away peacefully at home, Saturday, October 18, 2014.
The son of Anthony and Mary (Powell) Sellars, Dominic was born September 11, 1927 in Krebs, Oklahoma.
Part of America’s Greatest Generation, Dominic served in the Army during WWII. In 1948 he was honorably discharged.
Dominic married Pauline “Polly” Hajny July 1, 1950. He worked for Republic Steel in Warren in the environmental control division, and retired in 1987.
Shortly after retirement, Dominic and Polly moved to Mansfield to be closer to his family. Family was always first to Dominic, spending every Sunday gathered around the table together. He adored spoiling his grandson as a child, and was “mesmerized” by his two great granddaughters.
Living life to the fullest, Dominic was passionate. Passionate about his vegetable gardens, that grew a bounty of produce each year; passionate about college football and rooting for The Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners and Notre Dame Fighting Irish; and more importantly passionate about his wonderful family. Whether it was watching cartoons with his great granddaughters or playing football with his grandson, Dominic invested in his family.
A gentle giant, Dominic was tough and loving, generous yet stern, but most of all sacrificial and steadfast.
He was a member of United Steel Workers, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus.
Dominic is survived by his wife of 64 years, Pauline “Polly” Sellars of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law Pat (Tom) Plaisted of Lexington; grandson Tom (Jennifer) Plaisted of Mansfield; great granddaughters Sydney and Melanie; brother Virgil (Loretta) Sellars of Champion and sister Angela (William) Tombar of Champion; brothers and sisters-in-law William (Jan) Hajny of Minnesota, Irene (Arthur) Sabo of Adena, Ann (Joseph) Demski of Smithfield, and John (Connie) Hajny of Adena; nieces, nephews and many cousins and friends.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings Nick (Jane) Sellars, Dominica (Nick) Cioffi, Lucille (Pete) Superak, Beatrice (Angelo) Mocella, and an infant brother.
Friends may call Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a prayer vigil will be held at 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, at 11 am in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, celebrated by the Rev. Father Gregory Hite. Burial with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to St. Peter’s Catholic Church may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com