Domenic A. Cusato, Jr.

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay on eternal life, whereunto thou art called and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12

Domenic A. Cusato, Jr., was a true servant of God, loving husband, devoted father, and local business owner for over 40 years. He was born in June 23, 1923 to the late Domenic and Josephine Mediate Cusato in Queens Junction, PA. He was married in Irvona, PA to Theo C. Johns, who survives, on September 20, 1948.

Domenic’s life was full. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church of New Castle and Gideon’s International, a current member of the Beaver Camp.

Serving his country from 1943-1945 in engineering operations, 9th Air Force Army Air Corps, Domenic received four bronze stars.

His first established business was the C&G Market on Wayne Avenue and 6th Street in 1946. He then opened the Clover Farm Store on the west side of North Street in 1950. Several years later he opened Dom’s Golden Dawn across the street. Dom and Theo partnered to open their new store, Dom’s IGA Foodliner, on Wampum Avenue in 1963. God richly blessed his business throughout the years, which enabled him to bless others. Domenic retired in the 1980’s, later selling his business in 2005.

Domenic enjoyed a variety of hobbies, including skiing, working on his property, playing the organ, and most importantly, spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his loving wife of 66 years, Domenic is survived by two sons and one daughter: Denni (and Arloene) Cusato and Lydia (and David) Ialongo, all of Ellwood City, and Todd (and Joy) Cusato of Toccoa, GA. Eleven grandchildren survive: Cara (and Ben) Huth, Marisa (and Steve) Mandel, Sara (and Kevin) Huber, Domenic, Rocco, and Saverio Cusato, Nicole Bastide, Elizabeth (and Ron) Forkey, Maria (and Ben) Johnson, Bethany (and Will) Oliver, and Ben Cusato. He is also survived by his brother, Ronald J. (and Joyce) Cusato of Fombell.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Renee Bastide, his sisters, Rose Oliastro, Mary Casey, and Josephine Sorbo, and his brothers, Rocco and Sam Cusato.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Friday, May 29, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the First Assembly of God, 2021 Pulaski Road, New Castle, PA 16101, with Rev. Kenneth M. Meyer and Rev. Chad Stoecker officiating, assisted by Rev. Matthew Bupp and Rev. William Anzevino.

Members of the New Castle Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the church at 10:45 A.M. the morning of the service conduct full military rites.

Private interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Dom’s name, to the Gideon’s International.

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