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Dominick Louis "Eightball" D'Orazio

October 22, 1928 — November 14, 2020

Dominick Louis “Eightball” D’Orazio 92 of Canonsburg went to be with the Lord Saturday November 14, 2020 in his home with his beloved family by his side, following a brief illness. He was born October 22, 1928 in Canonsburg a son of the late Cosmo and Sabia Rossi D’Orazio. Dom lived his life in Canonsburg where he was a faithful member of the St. Patrick worship site of St. Oscar Romero Parish and the Knights of Columbus counsel 3291. He was a graduate of Canonsburg High School class of 1947. Prior to his retirement in 1987, Dominick had been employed at the former Pennsylvania Transformer, Co., McGraw Edison Power Systems and Copper Industries in Canonsburg for 38 years. He was an avid fan of all Pittsburgh sports, but the team closest to his heart was Notre Dame football. He filled his retirement years with volunteering for the local food bank and Meals on Wheels, fishing and gardening.  On July 9, 1949 he married Caroline Politan who survives after 71 years of marriage. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter Deborah (Reverend James) Levkulich of Canonsburg, his son Dennis (Robin) D’Orazio of Canonsburg, sister Ann (Frank) Chuppetta and sister in law Ann ”Cookie” D’Orazio both of Canonsburg, 5 grandchildren, Elizabeth (Kenny) Dugger, Shelley (Stacy) Carbaugh, Maria (David) Turner, Michael (Elizabeth) Levkulich and Daniel D’Orazio, four precious great grandchildren, Abigail, Braden, Hunter and Leah  and many nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his parents are his brothers Ben, Joseph and Russ (Romero) D’Orazio and sisters Jay Sam, Mary Luisi and Filomena Moss.

Friends and relatives are welcome from 2-8pm Wednesday November 18, 2020 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. joseph P. Salandra LFD owner / supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120 where departing prayers will be recited at 9:20 am Thursday November 19, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am with his nephew, Reverend Joseph Luisi as celebrant in St. Patrick worship site of St. Oscar Romero Parish 317 W Pike St. Canonsburg, PA 15317.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. The Knights of Columbus Counsel 3291 of Canonsburg will hold services at 6 pm Wednesday in the Funeral Home.  To view or extend condolences please visit

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