Dominick "Nick" Cirincione

August 24, 1940February 4, 2021
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Nick's life motto was "It's not the destination, it's the journey."

Nick completed his journey on February 4, 2021. Nick's journey began in Brooklyn, New York on 08/24/1940, born to Jack and Josephine Cirincione.

After high school he joined the Navy. After serving in the Navy, he was employed with Petroleum Helicopters, then Rotor Aids, Inc. He was employed by Bell Helicopter from 1968 until he retired in 2004. During his long career with Bell Helicopter his expertise in his field took him to Brazil, Vietnam and Iran. During his life's journey, his appetite for adventure and travel took him to many countries. He traveled to all seven continents.

During his life journey he took the to time complete his education with a Certificate in Business Management from the University of Maryland, two Associate Degrees in Marketing and Business from Tarrant County Junior College, and finishing his higher education at Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of General Studies Degree.

Nick had a desire to preserve history and focused his attention on numerous societies that mirrored his interests. He was a long time member of TAS and TCAS, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Archeology Society, Texas Map Society, Texas Old Forts and Missions Restoration Assoc., Westerners International, and Santa Fe Trail Assoc. In combination with his many interests, he focused on archival quality photo documentation on numerous projects. Many of his photos appear at the Waco Mammoth National Monument, and photos of the Great American Cattle Drive Re-Enactment 1995, the Sesquicentennial Wagon Train 1986, the Lewis and Clark 200th Anniversary Festivities 2007 were donated to the archives of those societies.

Nick coauthored the "Texas Sesquicentennial Wagon Train" with J'Nell Pate Barnes. His photos and research appear in that book which commemorates the 25th anniversary of the event. Nick has been a long-time contributor to the Tarrant County Archives to reflect his focus on preserving the history of Aviation and Aviation History, Maps, Film and Theater, Photography, Northeast Tarrant County communities, the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde Barrow and the John F. Kennedy assassination. Nick's interests ranged far and wide as did his influence on those to whom he was a benefactor.

Nick is survived by a sister, Francine Reese and her partner Marvin Strauss in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a brother Frank Cirincione and wife Judith Skolnick in Santee, South Carolina, a brother Jack Cirincione and wife Pietrina in Butler, New Jersey, along with a nephew, Robert, and nieces, Deanna and Emily. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Research or a charity of your choice.

Services will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 12:30pm with a visitation the hour prior at J. E. Foust & Sons Funeral Home with a committal following at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in the mausoleum.

Covid-19 protocol to be respected by attendees.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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    Wednesday, February 24, 2021


  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021


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Joan Koval

February 24, 2021

We will miss cousin Dom. He was so adventurous. With his love of archaeology and travel to far away places, Dom visited us not only in Bethel, Alaska but also in Barrow, AK, as far north as you can go in North America. His documentation, through beautiful black and white photos, of the places he traveled and the incredible gift he gave of family gatherings will always be with us. Chris and I were so grateful that we got to speak to him a month before he passed. Our deepest love to Frank, Fran, and Jack and all of the family. Love, Joan Koval, Chris Devlin
Photo Bethel, Alaska 1994 Liam Devlin, Tara Devlin, David Devlin
Dom and Joan

Pietrina Graci

February 23, 2021

Dominick was always 'Uncle Dom' to us. He took pride and pleasure in sharing all his travel experiences and endeavors with us. We used to look forward to our Christmas chats to play catch up with 'Uncle Dom'. In the last 30 years he never missed sending us a Christmas card and a special gift reflecting his passion of heritage artifacts. We could always count on a thoughtful Birthday greeting from Uncle Dom.
We could tell that he was very proud of the book he wrote because he sent each one of us a copy.
Uncle Dom holds a special place in our heart.
Rest in Peace. We will miss you
Love Pietrina , Deanna and Emily.

Mary Alvino

February 22, 2021

The Alvino family sends our deepest condolences. Cousin Dom would always make time to visit the family for all the milestones. He was truly so kind and thoughtful. Dom would always take family pictures documenting the special occasion. Over the many years he would send these pictures of treasured memories to the family. What a gift it was to receive these and we have Dom to thank. It was always wonderful when Dom shared his memories of the interesting trips he went on too! We will miss our cousin Dom.
Mary & Joe

Andrea Bennett

February 22, 2021

Alissa, Melissa and I were lucky enough to have Dominic lead us on a tour around the Stockyards at Fort Worth in 2017. When we saw his book at the Museum shop, he humored us by letting us do a photoshoot of the author and his fans. He was always willing to share his expansive knowledge, including mailing us articles and books over the years for our home collection, and sharing stories with us at family reunions. We will miss him, and are so grateful for the time we had with him.
Love, Andrea, Alissa & Melissa

Dusty Rhodes

February 22, 2021

My condolences to Nick's family. My memories of Nick are all good from times we shared at Bell Helicopter. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.

Edward Mros

February 20, 2021

I had the privilege to work with Nick in Vietnam. My memories of Nick were that he was a caring and nice man. The memory that keeps popping up is I remember smiles. He always had a smile and I always smiled when I thought of him. So if you see me smiling know that I am thinking of him 😊
Good bye my friend

Greg Ready

February 19, 2021

I have known Nick for many years. Even after Nick and I were both retired we exchanged Christmas cards every year. Nick was very involved in the Bell Retiree Luncheons.

Nick worked with myself and many others at Bell Helicopter in the Logistics Engineering Department on the V-22, H-1 & OH-58 Programs for many years. Nicks knowledge about fielded aircraft and Product Support were invaluable while developing and maintaining the military logistics support footprints for the V-22, H-1 & OH-58 Upgrade programs.

Nick loved archaeology and had been on many infamous "Dinosaur Digs". Nick let my son Patrick use several of his "Dig" books and binders for a school project when Patrick was in Grade School and was completely fascinated with Dinosaurs. Patrick got an "A" for his project and research which in large part were because of Nicks hard work and files.

Nick was well read and always ready to share his broad and valuable knowledge with anyone at any time. Nick has an everlasting legacy with many significant accomplishments that he achieved during his journey here on earth. Nick will be missed but will always remain in many memories of a great life well lived.