HENRY FRANCISCO DOMINGO
Henry Francisco Domingo was born in San Francisco on January 6, 1939 at San Francisco General Hospital. His mother was Olga Mos and his father was Henry V. Domingo Sr. He died April 26 2022 at Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek after fighting cancer for three and a half years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo. Daughter Tanya Nina Domingo, and Son Dante Francisco Domingo (Letecia) three granddaughters: Dessa, Sela and Immy Domingo all of Concord California. Surviving cousins include Gloriana (Shelia), Peter (Dolores), Laura Divina, Teresa (Leo), Francisco, and Bernard Garma, Chris Manuel (Yolanda), Linda Vinoiola, and Larry Reyes (Vickie). Hank is also survived by a large contingent of loving friends.
Hank, as he was called, lived in San Francisco most of his life. When he attended grammar school he lived in Stockton. In SF he attended Balboa High School and graduated in 1957. He was a Yell Leader. Hank received an AA Degree from SF City College.
Hank, with some friends, started a group which originally was called the Re Cords but later became the Internationals. They performed on American Bandstand with Dick Clark.
The Internationals have a hit record called “Going To A Party” made in 1957. They played together for five years, including a year of one-night stands, across the country.
When Hank returned from touring, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Alaska and served as a company clerk. He maintained a complete library of army regulations pertinent to his unit and prepared and maintained documentation essential to re-enlistments and separations. And courts-martial of soldiers who “fouled up”.
Hank also learned the communication business which later served him well. He went to work for RCA Americom Communications in San Francisco where he worked for 25 years as a satellite communication technician. He joined the local union, participated in strikes and became a shop steward. Later on, he was promoted to supervisor. After he left RCA, he went to work with his wife, helping her with her law practice.
As befitting a former entertainer Hank was a great showman and great dancer. He and his wife Rhoda were known for the many fun and creative parties they hosted over the years. He was always sharply dressed and owned 3 tuxedos which he wore on many occasions. Hank had a huge heart and loved to laugh.
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