Dominic M. Falasco, Jr. ’51 was born on Feb. 25, 1930, in Los Banos, California, to Domenico and Theresa Falasco. He was the youngest of five children. Dominic was born and raised in Los Banos. He attended local schools and graduated from Los Banos High School in 1948. Following that, he attended SCU, graduating with a degree in business. He served in the Army after his graduation from college and then returned to Los Banos, where he followed in his father’s footsteps by going into the construction business with his brother, Ted Falasco. In 1958 Dominic was introduced by his cousin, Dominic Carlucci, to the love of his life, Mary Parksene “Parky” Boucher. Dominic and Parky were married on Feb. 7, 1959 in the Chapel at Carmel Mission. They had two children whom they loved dearly. Dominic was an extremely dedicated and hardworking man. He worked for many years as a general contractor for T. Falasco, Inc., along with his brother and business partner, Ted. Following his retirement from the construction business, he oversaw the running of Los Banos Lumber and Sales, the lumber yard/hardware store that had been established by his father. He worked hard to provide for his family and even harder to insure that his sons learned the importance of hard work and, more importantly, the principle that the most important thing in life is family. Dominic remained active in business up until the time of his death and could be found almost every day at his office, where he continued to manage his business affairs. In his spare time he enjoyed walking, duck hunting, and spending time with his family and his beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Snoopy. He especially loved his grandchildren and rarely missed a sporting or school event that they had. Dominic passed away peacefully on Feb. 11, 2019, surrounded by his family following a short illness. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Parky, his parents, Domenico and Theresa Falasco, his brothers, Ted Falasco and Robert M. Falasco, and his sisters, Eda Falasco and Lorena Falasco. He is survived by his sons, Dominic J. Falasco of Los Banos and Daniel Falasco (Jolene) of Oakdale, California. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Ciara, Rhiannon, Shae, Krystle, Thomas, and Ashleigh, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

10 Mar 2019