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Dominic A. Baragona

June 16, 1951 ~ August 10, 2017 (age 66)

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Dominic A. Baragona, 66, of Niles, passed away at 6:38PM Thursday August 10, 2017 at Hospice of The Valley Hospice House in Poland after fighting a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born June 16, 1951 in Warren, the son of Louis and Tina Greco Baragona.

Dominic was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles. He was a 1970 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, attended Youngstown State University, then graduated from the Radio Engineering Institute in Sarasota, Florida.

Dominic began a career in sales at WNIO AM Radio and, ultimately, along with his partner Robert Doane purchased the station. He was the founder, co-owner, and general manager of WNCD/CD 106 the Wolf. He also created Mid America Events. His events are legendary in the Valley and continue to this day.

Family was quintessential to him and he was always taking them on adventures. Dominic had a heart of gold and touched countless lives. He was happiest on the water, especially boating and fishing in The Florida Keys. He had a true zest for life and a great sense of humor.

He will forever be missed by his wife Barbara Sudano Baragona whom he married April 5, 1975, three daughters, Tara Stitle and her husband Bob of Niles ,Talia Longberry and her husband Josh of Cape Coral, Florida,  and Tessa Mientkiewicz and her husband Steven of Niles, a brother Anthony Baragona of Niles, a sister Louisa Pandelli and her husband Rocky of Warren, eight grandchildren, Ethan, Nate, Julia, Jocelyn, Drake, Ella, Dominic, and Lyla, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Mike Sudano.

Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6PM at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles where The Mount Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct prayers at 5:30PM.

At the family’s request, all family and friends are asked to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial  10AM Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Niles.

Material contributions can be made to Hospice of The Valley Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44514.

 Service Information

August 13, 2017

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home
457 Robbins Ave.
Niles, OH 44446

Mass of Christian Burial
August 14, 2017

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
381 Robbins Ave.
Niles, OH 44446

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