Tuesday, February 13, 2001

Obituary: Dominic Schiro - Class of 1942

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Dominic Schiro, age 76, passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Care Center on Tuesday, February 13, 2001, with his wife, Kathleen, his daughter, son and grandchildren there to comfort him. He was born January 2, 1925, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Peter and Angeline Schiro. He graduated from Madison Central High School in 1942. He was a well-known Madison athlete. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served as a sergeant in the United States Army. Dominic married Kathleen Hogan at Saint Bernards Church in 1952. Dominic was a member of the Madison police force, serving the community for 30 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member and past president of the Italian Workman's Club. He was also a member of the Elks Club. He enjoyed cooking his homemade pizza, spaghetti sauce and cardoonies for his friends and family. Dominic loved to be with his grandchildren and family. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen of Fitchburg; a son, Steve (Jane) Schiro of Elm Grove, Wisconsin; his daughter Jackie (George Schmidt) Schiro of Madison; and five grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica and Jamie Schiro of Elm Grove, Wisconsin, and Erik and Michael Schmidt of Madison. He is further survived by three sisters, Georgia Cerniglia of Fitchburg, Mary Schiro of Fitchburg, and Lucy Halleran of Orlan, Illinois; and a brother, Ben Schiro of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers; a teenage sister, Mary; and brothers, Vito, Frank and George Schiro. Funeral services will be held at SAINT JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH on Saturday, February 17, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. Friends and relatives may call at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, on Friday, February 16, 2001, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Diabetes Association. Within our lives you have given so much to all of us. We will never forget the special place you hold in our hearts and we will all miss you, Dad.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on February 13, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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