Joe A. Dominguez

February 22, 1934 ‒ April 29, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Joe Dominguez, age 81 of Galion passed away Wednesday evening, April 29, 2015 at his residence.

He was born February 22, 1934 in Van Hauten, NM and was the son of Jose and Senaida (Lopez) Dominguez. On April 30, 1981 he married Marietta (Pollo) Dominguez and she survives.

Joe proudly served his country in the United States Marines Corps during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Albuquerque, NM and owned and operated several beauty salons in Albuquerque until moving to Ohio. In Ohio, Joe started working as a corrections officer for R.I.C.I. and proudly worked until he was 78. He enjoyed making Indian jewelry and wood carving, but his passion was gardening.

In addition to his wife Marietta, he is survived by his step-sons, Dan (Twila) Hiatt and Ross (Linda) Hiatt, all of Galion; his four step-grandchildren; his six step-great grandchildren; his two step-great great grandchildren and his four sisters.

In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by 15 brothers and sisters.

A service will be held at a later date in Albuquerque, NM. and internment will be in the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Joe Dominguez, and condolences may be made to them at

  • Sorry to hear of your loss. Joe was a great person and we really enjoyed both of you at lunch time. God Bless

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. So sorry for your loss.

  • I loved my Uncle Joe and memories of him making me laugh and of his great kindness towards me when I was a child will always be important to me. He was a gentle and decent man who honored the memory of his dear parents by his goodness and his pure spirit. My mother, Elsie, was one of his big sisters and she told stories of him and all of her little sisters and brothers that I will always remember. I know that Grandma Sadie and Grandpa Jose were in heaven waiting to embrace him when he passed. I will pray for his dear wife Marietta. I cannot imagine the pain of her great loss. God’s blessings to his entire family.

  • We on second shift at RiCI, are so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. He was well liked and respected for the job he did. We were sorry to see him retire, but know how hard he worked and deserved the down time. May he rest in peace and his family be blessed always.