OBITUARY

Pierre L. Domingo

March 14, 1953May 27, 2018
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Pierre Lacy Domingo was born on March 14, 1953 at Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines. His parents were Guillermo Mendiola and Carmen de Lacy Domingo and he was raised in Manila, Philippines.

Early on in his family relationships, Pierre showed that he was a tolerant and flexible person, and he got along fairly well with everyone. He was raised with five siblings. He had two older brothers, Carlos "Titos" and Guillermo "Jun", and three older sisters, Carmen "Chiqui", Elizabeth "Beng", and Rosario "Charito". He was an active and playful child, a “military brat” who was adaptable to any situation. Pierre acquired a childhood nickname, Boggie, from his mischievous and “malikot” personality.

As a young child, Pierre loved playing Larong Bata, a stick game and he was a Boy Scout. As he was growing up, Pierre developed into a person who enjoyed physically doing things whether it was drawing pictures or working with building kits. In his spare time he liked to explore and go on adventures. However, to Pierre, the most fun he had was simply playing, and spending time with friends.

Early on in his school years, Pierre showed an interest in learning, especially when it came to subjects in the arts. At times, school learning did not provide Pierre with sufficient challenges, but being an avid reader, he could often be “lost in a book” well above his grade level. He graduated from Lourdes High School in 1971, and his favorite classes in high school were English and gym.

In college, Pierre showed that he was able to focus on what was necessary. He found it quite easy to dive headlong into classes, especially those that truly interested him. Pierre’s ability to assemble highly creative projects became second nature to him. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas.

He sought out the possibilities in a given situation and looked for ways to apply his creative energies. Pierre rarely called attention to himself, but when he did speak out, his message had true meaning and was clearly understood by those around him.

A very observant man who would rather spend his time thinking and planning than talking, Pierre preferred to live in a world of harmony where everything around him made sense. A free spirit, Pierre believed that actions definitely spoke for themselves. He seemed to know what fit and what didn’t fit in everything he did. Pierre perceived that all of life’s possibilities were open to him, yet he lived with a definite sense of purpose. He was a man who was always ready to share his creations with those around him.

Those who didn’t know Pierre well might not view him as being an outgoing person, however those who called him their friend knew differently. Pierre was shy and sensitive, a person who never forced his opinions and values on others. Close friends knew that his kindness was unmatched, and once you became a friend of Pierre’s, you understood how true a friend he could be.

In November 1972, Pierre met the love of his life and darling “Darl”, Maria Gabriel. After a few years of dating, Pierre migrated to the United States and continued their long distance relationship. On May 29, 1976, Pierre and Maria exchanged their wedding vows at the St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Merchantville, New Jersey. After marriage, Pierre and Maria moved to California to start a family. Pierre was blessed with three daughters, Nicole Marie, Nina Francine, and Ana Marielle. He was the authoritative figure and disciplinarian when it came to his children. Due to his upbringing, he showed tough love and had high expectations when raising his daughters. However, he also shared his love for working on cars and how to be handy around the house as he raised his daughters to be independent women. Later, Pierre was also blessed with three grandchildren, Hannah Marie, Benjamin Pierre, and Nicholas Bryant.

Pierre was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. Pierre’s favorites were Sammy and Duke, his Shih Tzu dogs.

Pierre found ways to enjoy what he did for a living. He worked hard and did his best to succeed every day. His primary occupation was as a Project Engineer and Manager. He received numerous distinguished awards throughout his career. He was employed by various food industries for 37 years, including Shaklee, Clorox, International Multi-Foods/Smuckers, Albertsons, and Sara Lee. After retirement he owned and operated an auto repair shop in Southern California.

Pierre enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were spending time in his garage, tinkering with cars, cleaning, reading Tom Clancy novels and movie going. Pierre was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others. He enjoyed family outings, camping, fishing, crabbing and going shooting in the desert. He was relaxed in his approach to his leisure time because he wanted to savor the present moment.

Pierre liked sports. In high school, Pierre played soccer and basketball. In his college years, Pierre continued to stay active by playing soccer. Pierre was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were soccer, boxing, tennis, and basketball.

Pierre’s faith was important to him. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Chino Hills, California for 25 years. Pierre's passionate commitment to upholding his values placed him at home in his religion, where he took comfort in the company of others who believed as he did.

Because he loved the world around him, Pierre enjoyed traveling and going away on vacations. It was an opportunity for him to kick back and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Pierre put his personal trademark on any leisure planning that he undertook. Favorite vacations included the Hawaiian Islands and cruises to the Caribbean and Europe.

When Pierre’s retirement finally arrived in 2012, he was well prepared. His new life involved relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada to be close to family and enjoy the warm weather. In retirement, he found new pleasure in traveling to see his grandchildren and visiting his favorite vacation spots in Hawaii, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, and Texas. Even in retirement, Pierre continued to stay in touch with his old friends, including the Sol ’71 Alumni, while making plenty of new acquaintances. In these later chapters of his life, he felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered him and simply enjoyed what he had worked so hard to attain.

Pierre passed away on May 27, 2018 at AMG Specialty Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada surrounded by loved ones and family. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Maria; his children, Nicole (Brian) Legaspi of Woodbridge, Virginia; Nina (James) Sandford of Skillman, New Jersey; and Ana Domingo of Monrovia, California; his grandchildren, Hannah, Benjamin, and Nicholas; his brothers, Titos and Jun; and his sisters, Chiqui, Beng, and Charito. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 22nd at 3:00 p.m. at Palm Southwest Mortuary.

Pierre was a very generous man, a kind man, and a practical man with a big heart who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being warm and deeply caring. He leaves behind him a treasury of life-long friendships and wonderful memories. Pierre was able to make connections in his life where his gifts were appreciated, as he was always ready and willing to give to those in need. Pierre was a faithful, practical and loving person. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Pierre “Boggie” Domingo.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, June 22, 2018
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Rose Fajardo

June 21, 2018

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June 21, 2018

Rose Fajardo

June 21, 2018

Rest In Peace dear Uncle Boggie. We are blessed to have many fond memories with you, from the day we first met when you arrived at our home in NJ for your beautiful wedding with Aunt Marie, to the many times you welcomed us into your home in CA and all the trips we made together to FL, AZ, VA and PA. We cherish the great times we have had with you. Long distances never kept us from enjoying time with our large family. We will surely miss you but we know you’re now at peace. May God bless you.

With love from the Fajardo family

Marites Bonifacio

June 18, 2018

Marite Domingo Bonifacio

June 18, 2018

Memories of you are now treasured in my heart.
We prayed so so hard, hoped for a recovery,
everyday we interceeded and asked for healing!
You endured the fight, your suffering was heart breaking,
but God had other plans for you - - to come home to Him.
Tito Boggie, just can't imagine that we won't physically be able
to touch you, to embrace you, nor kiss you anymore.
Remembering the tough life talks, the one on ones with me,
to share your wisdom, the deep concern you had for me and my family,
and your dry humor.
I will miss you,
until we see other in paradise,
rest in peace.

Love you always,
Marites "Teingo", Bonie, JB, Mara, Richie and Mariah Bonifacio

Charito Domingo Ingersoll

June 16, 2018

God saw your suffering and pain and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you, and whispered, "Come to me."With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden and generous heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST!

We love you and will be missing you a lot, Bogs!

Charito Ingersoll

June 14, 2018

"THE BEST PORTIONS OF A PERSON'S LIFE IS THE LITTLE, NAMELESS, UNREMEMBERED ACTS OF LOVE AND KINDNESS" This is Bogie's legacy! the things and acts he did when no one was looking and that nobody knew about, Thank you Bogs for your kind and
generous acts. I am sure that God blessed you for everything you have done. We love you and will miss you little brother...JAY, CHARITO AND THE INGERSOLL FAMILY

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." (Revelation 21:4)

This is not all there is. One day our tears will be wiped away. Our pain will be completely gone. There will be no more sorrow, no more goodbyes. God will put death to death.!