Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 1, 2021.
DOMINIC JOSEPH VICINO
1918 - 2021
On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, Dominic Joseph
Vicino passed away peacefully at age 102 in Hollywood,
He was born on September 28, 1918 in the District of
Columbia. The son of Italian immigrants. He was
preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Josephine (Foresta) and sister Elizabeth
He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Agnes (Loraditch).
A veteran of the Second World War, he proudly served in the United States Navy on the
U.S.S. Black Hawk as Torpedoman's Mate, First Class.
A graduate of Eastern High School (1937) and George Washington University, he had
a successful career as a pharmacist.
A longtime resident of Beltsville, Maryland, he was a caring and engaged member of his
community, dedicating decades of service to the American Legion; the Antonio Gatto
Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy in America; the Prince George's Council of the Knights
of Columbus as a 4th degree honorary lifetime member; and St. Joseph Catholic
Church of Beltsville.
An avid reader, stamp collector, and world traveler, he instilled a deep appreciation of
history to many friends and family.
He was the loving father of seven children: Lawrence, Lorraine, Janet, David, Paul,
John, and Thomas.
He is survived by 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one
great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by many cousins across the United States
A memorial service will be held at a later date.