ROCKVILLE, Md. — Ramon Dominguez, 86, of Rockville Md., passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Beloved husband of Carmen R. Dominguez; father of Father Ramon Dominguez, Y.A., Carmen T. D. Garcia (Efren), Jose I. Dominguez (Soledad) and Francisco J. Dominguez (Tiffany) and the late Rosa Maria Dominguez; grandfather of Carmen Maria (Andrew) DeCelle, Enrique, Francisco, Miguel, Sofia, Carlos, Javier Garcia, Raquel, Jose, Maria Soledad, Antonio, Angela, Pablo, Matthew and Lucas Dominguez; great-grandfather of Joseph, Xavier and Maria Cecilia; brother of the late Clotilde Dominguez. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces and beloved family members.
Born in Madrid, Spain, Ramon moved to Cuba at the age of six on a ship dodging the German U-boats. A graduate of the University of Havana with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Physics at NYU, he worked as a professional engineer at Machlett Labs (now Raytheon) in Connecticut and in 1975 joined Solarex Corp., retiring as its vice president. He pioneered the commercial use of solar photovoltaics and has several patents to his name.
A devoted father and husband, he volunteered extensively in the Catholic Church and was a member of the Agrupacion Catolica Universitaria (ACU). He taught citizenship classes and adult formation for Hispanic Catholic leaders. He volunteered and was interim executive director of the Spanish Catholic Center in Washington, D.C. and at his parish (Shrine of St. Jude in Rockville, Md.). He was a lifelong daily communicant and faithfully went on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola each year.
Even after his “retirement,” he started consulting as a professional engineer and continued to volunteer as a money counter for St. Jude and for various projects of the ACU. No task was too small to escape his attention. From organizing electrical installations to helping install lights for the Missionaries of Charity, he always did it with a smile and great wit.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Father Amando Llorente, S.J., Foundation, Inc. in honor or Ramon Dominguez, 1208 SW Sixth Street, Miami, Fla. 33184.
A private visitation will be held at Collins Funeral Home and private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Rockville, Md.