Dominick Frank Tanzillo / Oct. 21, 1927-Jan. 13, 2010Published 10:50am Friday, January 15, 2010
Dominick’s life began on Oct. 21, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Giuseppe and Emily (Lenti) Tanzillo.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.
He was united in marriage to Joan Frances Hudson on July 2, 1949, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chicago.
He owned and operated the Skyway Dog House on the south side of Chicago. His hot dogs were voted Chicago’s best for two years in a row.
He was known for his kindness and fed people who were less fortunate.
He loved animals and always made sure they never went hungry.
Dominick was a very loving and devoted husband, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He helped his son build racing cars from the bottom to the top with his daughter reading the way to fix it up for racing.
His loving family includes: his wife of 60 years, Joan Tanzillo of Dowagiac; his daughter, LCDR Jodi Tanzillo, OTR/L of Chinle, Ariz.; son, Scott Tanzillo of Dowagiac; grandchildren, Michael, Natasha, Lauren, Morgan and Tiffany; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Kyler; siblings, Rose Mary (Roy) Howard of Homer Glen, Ill.; Mabel Albamonte, Munster, Ind.; JoAnn (Jack) Weir of Munster, Ind.; Patricia (Robert) Fruhauf of Lancaster, Pa.; Mary (Dan) Ryan of Mokena, Ill.; Joseph (Diane) Tanzillo of Homer Glen, Ill.; Marjorie (Mickey) Marco of Mokena, Ill.; and countless loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Dominick went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at his home.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Giuseppe and Emili; and his siblings, Mike, Theresa and Carmen Tanzillo.
His family will gather with friends on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Yazel and Clark Chapel.
His celebration of life services will be conducted on Sunday at 1p.m. at Harvest Assembly of God Church, 601 Fairview Drive, Dowagiac, led by Pastor Earnie Riggs.
Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to his wife, Joan.
Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Dominick at www.yazel-clark.com.