Dominic Salvatore Giambo

February 8, 1919December 29, 2017
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Dominic S. Giambo, age 98, of Watkins Glen, NY passed away Friday, December 29th 2017 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. Dominic was born on February 8, 1919 in Oswego, NY, the son of the late Salvatore and Antonina Giambo. Dominic was a first generation American. He graduated in June, 1941 from Oswego Normal School which is now SUNY at Oswego. He married Anna Onofri on December 27, 1941. Dominic served in World War II from 1942 until 1946, working as an aircraft machinist. He came to Watkins Glen with his wife and daughter in 1946. He and his wife later had three other children. Dominic was a teacher of Industrial Arts. While doing this, he also drove bus, taught adult education, and worked on maintenance in the summers. He retired in February, 1983 after 35 years of teaching. In the community he has belonged to the Elks Club for thirty-nine years and was named Elk of the Year in 1986-1987. He served on the Variance Board of the village and on the Board of Review for the county. Dominic also belonged to the American Legion in Watkins Glen. Dominic was proud to live and have worked in Watkins Glen and had chosen to remain here in his retirement. Dominic is survived by his children, Carol Taber of Horseheads, Robert Giambo of Oswego, David (Deborah) Giambo of Virginia, and Deborah (George) Kiteveles Liverpool; his grandchildren, Gina Taber, Dominic Giambo, Anthony Giambo, Thomas (Donna) Taber, Scott (Mary Ann) Taber, Kimberly (Greg) Covell, Eric (Jackie) Taber; his great grandchildren, Aidan Adams, Landyn Taber; his sister, Mayme Krawczyk and several Nieces and Nephews. In addition to his parents, Dominic was predeceased by his loving wife, Anna M. (Onofri) Giambo on September 5, 1986; his sister, Mary Lombard and his brothers, Anthony, Phil, Tommy and Joseph Giambo. Friends and family may call from 3pm to 6pm on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at the Haughey Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th St., Watkins Glen, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 9th at 11am at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Interment will follow with Military Honors at Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen, NY. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Friends and family may share memories of Nick at


  • Visitation Monday, January 8, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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Ronald Povero

January 15, 2018

Dominic was the best teacher Watkins Glen ever had. I took shop under his guidance and he formed me and many other students for the work and outside world they would face. He will be missed by many.
Ronald G. Povero
Watkins Glen Class of 1962

Amy (Dugo) Lingg

January 8, 2018

Though I was very little - I will always remember Anna (and Nick) babysitting me and eating mini-colored marshmallows at their kitchen table for a snack. I knew even years later if I stopped in to say hello I always got a friendly welcome - and sometime some mini marshmallows too! Here is to a great Eighth Street neighbor and community member.

Ruth Cico

January 8, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the Giambo family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Donna Weigel

January 7, 2018

Mr Giambo had large presence to the entire community. Not just because he was a teacher or a family friend but because of his bright and beaming nature. What a wonderful man and great person to know. My heart goes out to the entire family. Hugs to you Bob.
Donna Cleveland

January 6, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the Giambo family in the loss of Mr. G a great teacher community member who worked to make the Village a better place and most of all a true friend. Over 50 plus years Prof or Mr. Giambo became a close friend and he always would bust me about something especially when I was Mayor but a big supporter of mine. We had fun doing scratches offs he won I lost.I will miss him greatly God bless. Bob Lee

Steve Turner

January 4, 2018

Mr. Giambo was our neighbor in Watkins Glen for over 50 years and a valued friend of our family. I saw him several years ago and it was like old times. I miss him already.

Steve Turner
Chandler, AZ

Raymond Granston

January 4, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Giambo family.
Mr. Giambo was a great teacher and also a friend all during my high school days at Watkins Glen.
He remained a friend until his passing. I will miss his caring ways and his smile. May he rest in peace.
Raymond Gary 'Ernie' Granston class of '64

John Derrig

January 3, 2018

Mr. Giambo was always a great presence when I was a student in high school. He was all that made up a excellent teacher. I knew his son David in High School who was a lot like his father, and displays the same excellent qualities. I was very lucky to be able to call Dave a friend and very lucky to be attending Watkins Glen High School in the sixties and seventies when his father was a teacher. I am very sorry to hear of his Dad's passing.


January 3, 2018

To the Giambo family:

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. I hope the promise in Hosea 13:14 can bring much comfort. Just knowing that there's a hope for the ones we loss in death can be so reassuring. My sincere condolences to all.

Nancy (Fish) Van Horn

January 3, 2018

I'm so sad to read of the passing of Dominic Giambo. For many years he was my school bus driver and always made the ride to and from school fun. My fondest memory was of him singing 'Isle of Capri". Rest peacefully Mr. Giambo.