WILMINGTON — Dominick Falank Jr. was born on February 14th, 1948, to Irene and Dominick Falank Sr. He was preceded in life by his older sister Irene and was older brother to his sisters Bonnie and Denise and his brother Louis. They grew up together in Binghamton, NY where Dominick met his future wife JoAnn Grose. Dominick and JoAnn were married on August 9, 1969, and had 3 boys Jeffrey, Jason, and Dominick.
Dominick led by example in everything that he did in life, first fighting for our country in the US Army during the Vietnam War, serving proudly and with distinction. After his service, he attended SUNY Binghamton and began working for the United States Postal Service. He started at the bottom in the postal ranks as a mail carrier and was promoted many times within the organization, eventually becoming Postmaster for many communities, he was in the lead on many national projects and landed in our Nation’s Capital in an executive role.
Dominick achieved many accommodations in his life, he was most proud of his family, his marriage, and his faith. He swelled with pride and found his greatest joy when he was around or talking about his grandchildren Dominick, Mayla, Jeffrey and Joseph.
He fought relentlessly for and made many sacrifices for the things he believed in and always tried to be an example for all who knew him. He never lost his sense of humor or his ability to show compassion.
He was a lifelong believer, attending to his faith and helping others. He was a charitable man giving to many different organizations within the communities he lived in. He was also known to make himself available and ready to help enrich the lives of everyone he touched. He was a kind and gracious human being who always put others before himself. He was a gentleman whose ability to understand and forgive was humbling and generous. He was a loving son, a kind supportive brother, a caring and cooperative husband and inspiring and nurturing Father and Grandfather.
Dominick’s faith, support, kindness, and unwavering desire to help others see their own strength has truly made the world a better place.
Jumbo, Dominick, Dad, Grandpa, Friend – we will miss you greatly, love you unconditionally and thank you for all the gifts you planted in us.
The family will receive friends from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Friday, September 10, 2021, with Military Honors rendered at 5:30pm, at Andrews Market Street Chapel.
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