Frank M. “Pancho” Dominguez passed away peacefully February 5, 2021 after a long illness. Frank was born December 27, 1938 in Las Vegas, NM to Matias and Lucia Dominguez. He married Rosina Martinez January 16, 1960. Together Pancho and Rosina raised their family, grew a business and always enjoyed life together.
Frank graduated from West Las Vegas HS in 1957. He was skilled in many areas. He worked as a health attendant, a dispatcher for the police department, a glass glazier and was a foreman at Las Vegas Lumber. An entrepreneur at heart, he became a dealer for Doxol Gas as the owner of Suburban Gas Service. Doxol Gas honored him with many awards for “his business ability in the installation and servicing of LP gas systems and appliances”. In 1976, Frank and Rosina purchased Shillinglaw Heating and Cooling. Together with their son, Frank, they grew the business. The company served many families and businesses in Northern New Mexico. During this time he employed many from the community. What he enjoyed most about being a business owner was the opportunity to tell stories about Las Vegas, his family and friends while he was working. He was quite the oral historian.
Pancho loved our community. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish and served as a member of the Parish Council and as a “mayordomo”. He was a cursillista. He was a member of E. Romero Hose and Fire Co. and was honorably discharged from the National Guard of New Mexico.
He is survived by his wife Rosina, his children, Frank and Virginia Dominguez and Eileen and Andrew Lovato, his grandchildren, Noelle Domínguez, Natasha Thomas (Karl), Jacklyn Dominguez (Roy) and Frank T. Dominguez (Jasmine).
Survivors also include his sister, Rita Sabie Crespin, brother, Martin V. Dominguez (Corinne), brothers-in-law: Joe F. Martinez (Jenny), Ponciano Lucero and Elauterio Martinez, sisters-in-law: Dora Martinez, Romana Romo, Cicilia Gallegos, Virginia Gonzales and Aggie Abeyta. He is also survived by his aunts, Julia Scott, Gloria Arrellano and Delia Garcia and numerous Godchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Matias and Lucia Dominguez, in-laws, Domingo and Paula Martinez, brothers: Raymundo Coca, Antonio Garcia and Santiago Dominguez and his sister, Marilla Garduño. He is also preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Pete Garduño, Vidal Crespin, Orlando Martinez, Joe Gallegos, Reynaldo Gonzales, Felix Romo and Sam Abeyta and his sisters-in-law, Frances Coca, Carmen Garcia, Candelaria Lucero and Christina Martinez.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be will be celebrated by Fr. Rob Yaksich at Our Lady of Sorrows Church Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 am. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to 100. Masks must be worn. The mass will be live streamed at www.oloslasvegas.org as well as on Facebook live at OLOS LV. The burial will follow at San José Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Frank T. Dominguez, Karl Thomas, Antonio Dominguez, Paul Martinez, Alvin Abeyta and Jeremy Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers are Agustin Lucero, Joe F. Martinez, Christy Garduño, Willie Garcia, Louie Loera, Joe Coca and Nick Coca. On line condolences can be sent to the family at www.gonzalesfunerals.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319 or 1-888-525-9319. The family has requested that memorials be made to Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 403 Valencia, Las Vegas, NM 87701
The Dominguez family is very grateful to AmberCare Hospice, especially Addie Montoya, RN, Roberta Stumberg, RN, Amanda Miera and Ben Bustos for the wonderful care that they provided Frank during his illness.
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