September 17, 1934 – June 26, 2018
Henry “Hank” Domingos died peacefully at his home in Potsdam, NY, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age oat the age of 83. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Huguette (Levesque) of Potsdam, NY; his daughter, Gigi Crosby and her husband, Nick of Liverpool, NY; his daughter, Chantal Domingos of Redway CA; his son, Scott Domingos and his wife, Keilah Worth of Lebanon, NH; five grandchildren, Lindsey Crosby, Zachary Crosby, Kayla Crosby, Luca Domingos-Worth, and Emerson Domingos-Worth; his sisters Mary Villnave, of Portland, OR, and Irene DeGraff and her husband, John of Scotia, NY; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.He is predeceased by his parents, sisters Natalia Overmier, Louise Hochmuth and brother, George Domingos. Hank was born on September 17, 1934 in Massena, NY to Acacio and Joaquina Domingos. He graduated from Massena Central High School in 1952 then attended Clarkson University in the fall of that year. Upon graduation, he was awarded the prestigious Levinus Clarkson Award, presented at commencement to one of two students who in the judgment of the University faculty had demonstrated the best combination of scholarship and professional achievement. Hank was also awarded a Hughes Master of Science Fellowship, which allowed him to obtain his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. In 1958, he joined the faculty of the University of Nevada at Reno as an assistant professor. In 1960 he enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the University of Washington and graduated in 1963. That fall, he joined the staff at Clarkson where he served as associate professor, professor and chair of the Electrical Engineering Department until his retirement in 1998. Hank’s achievements during his tenure at Clarkson included being a recipient of the the University’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 1989 and the Golden Knight Award in 1991. He published over 30 papers, mostly on subjects relating to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), served on numerous collegiate and technical society committees, was a Senior Member of the IEEE, and supervised the graduate work of over 30 students. Hank was a celebrated wrestler at both the high school and collegiate levels. He was inducted to both the Massena High School and the Clarkson University Athletic Halls of Fame. As a senior at Clarkson he concluded the regular season campaign with a perfect 14-0 record wrestling at 130 pounds. Henry was a dedicated member of St. Mary’s Parish in Potsdam, NY, and served in many leadership roles in the church and school communities, as well as being an Eucharistic Minister. He and Huguette were recognized for their service to the diocese of Ogdensburg with the Bishop Edgar P. Wadham’s award for distinguished service, noting their active participation in the life and worship of St. Mary’s Parish, service and support for the formation to the Formation for Ministry Program, contributions to the Serra Club, and their outstanding example of piety and service of the poor and sick. Hank will be remembered fondly for attending the many softball, soccer and hockey games of his children, beating those who dared at wrestling, racquetball, or chess, telling stories about cows, driving to all family vacations, laughing at Charlie Chaplin movies, and for providing a lifetime of love and support to his wife, family, and friends. Calling hours will be at 11 am on Saturday, June 30 at the Garner Funeral Home at 10 Lawrence Ave., Potsdam, NY, followed by a funeral mass at 1:30 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 20 Lawrence Ave., Potsdam, NY.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Hank’s life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Highway 11, Potsdam N.Y. 13676, (315) 265-3105.
Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley
6805 US HWY 11, Potsdam, New York 13676
- Visitation Saturday, June 30, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 30, 2018
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July 1, 2018
Gigi , Chantal and family ~ I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I had a conflicting family
Memorial service today and was unable to attend and extend my sorrow for the loss of your father. I think of both your parents often when I drive past their home. He was a fine and fun man! Sherri
June 30, 2018
Dear Huguette, Gigi, Chantal & Scott,
We are so truly sorry for the loss of your beloved husband/father. We will remember Hank with fondness - a man of faith, always with a twinkle in his eye, a smile on his face, and a kind word for others.
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,
Patty (Hartzell) & John Moosbrugger
June 30, 2018
Scott and Family,
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Megan Corbett Ladouceur
June 29, 2018
To the Domingos Family,
I remember your father as always happy and smiling. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness. Special hug for Chantel.
Megan Corbett Ladouceur
June 28, 2018
As a graduate student at Clarkson University, I have cherished memories of Professor Henry Domingos. He was a member of both my MS and Ph.D. committees.
Prof. Domingos was an extremely important role model for me! I not only learned hard science from him, but also other things that would be helpful in life. I recall innumerable occasions when he gave me tips for cooking certain recipes. We also often discussed the bible and its relevance in our lives. Yes, Prof. Domingos was a master at interpreting passages in the bible.
When my daughter was about to go to college, she was faced with choosing where to attend since she had been accepted to several universities. Most of them were Ivy league schools. However, one of the non-Ivy league schools, the University of Delaware, offered her a free ride! So, with this challenge at hand, I called Professor Domingos and discussed the options with him. At the end of the conversation he said, “this may cost you some money, but if I was in Sharon's shoes I would accept the Harvard University offer”. He then stated – “once she graduates from Harvard, she is set for life”. Prof. Domingos was right, it ended up costing me a lot of money. Additionally, after having graduated from Harvard my daughter has had a very successful Medical career. A few years ago, at a family reunion my daughter took a few minutes to thank my wife and me for sending her to Harvard and at the end of her statement she concluded – “I’m now set for life”. Wow, that was exactly what Professor Domingos had said.
I couldn’t have had a successful professional career without your help. I couldn’t have achieved IEEE Sr. Membership either. Thank you for everything you did for me and my family. I will always have fond memories of you. Most of all, I will miss speaking with you over the phone. I will also miss going out with you and Mrs. Domingos when I visit Potsdam. I miss you already! Rest in peace Professor Domingos!
Jesus M. Batista
Mary (Hartzell) Bracy
June 27, 2018
Dear Mrs Domingoes, Scott, Gigi and Shantel, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful husband/father. Today I went to DrSchecter in Potsdam and I got lost trying to avoid Canton and I ended up driving past your house. I was thinking about how I just always thought so highly of Mr and Mrs Domingoes and I was remembering the amazing graduation brunch we shared at the house. It was while I was sitting at the doctor today that Megan texted me the sad news. I couldn’t believe that I had just been thinking about him. I know that God has His arms around him and He is saying, “Well done good and faithful servant.” I wish I could be there for the funeral but I can’t. Please know you are all close in my thoughts and prayers. It seems like yesterday I said goodbye to my dear father.... some dads make goodbye so hard and we were both blessed in that way. With deepest sympathy, Mary Bracy
June 27, 2018
My last memory of him
June 27, 2018
Prof Hank Domingos was one of the most pivotal person in my life. He was my mentor and guide and helped me become successful in my professional life.
You were most pivotal in turning my fortunes around and the opportunity you gave me was most invaluable. I will miss your kindness, sense of humor and the pleasure of speaking with youevery new year. I feel so privileged to have met you just last month and enjoying your sense of humor and smile. Rest in peace Prof Domingos. I will remember you every New Year and will certainly miss chatting with you.
June 27, 2018
While at Clarkson University, Professor Domingos was my advisor and instructor, teaching me all about circuit design and op amps (operational amplifiers). After starting work at IBM, he continued as a mentor and friend, particularly since he was a college classmate and fraternity brother of the Director I was working for (Mac Bader). Most importantly, he was a kind, thoughtful individual who loved to help those around him.
RIP Professor...your guidance and life lessons will always be with me.