Dominic F. Scutti, 83, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Stamford, Conn., entered into eternal rest Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
He was born April 6, 1930, in Stamford, Conn. He graduated from Stamford High School and then attended and graduated from J.M. Wright Technical High School in Stamford, Conn. Dom then joined the U.S. Navy and spent two years in Guam as an aviation store keeper. He served aboard the destroyer DD-713 and aircraft carrier the USS Leaty.
After an honorable discharge, he returned home to Stamford, Conn., and worked for the Stamford Advocate newspaper as a lineotype operator for 25 years. He met and married his wife, Grace (Altiori). He spent 25 years as the New York Giants’ and Texas Rangers’ field photographer. He freelanced in Connecticut, New York and Florida.
Dom spent many years as a Boy Scout, receiving the Silver Beaver Award. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 159 and a member of the Tin Can Sailors. He raised exotic tropical fish and birds, receiving many blue ribbons in both. Dom had an extensive sports and military memorabilia collection, along with a wide variety of sharks’ teeth.
He is survived by his caregivers, Harry and Donna Leonard, of Venice, Fla.; brothers, Nicholas and Richard of Stamford, Conn.; sisters, Antoinett Amberson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Theresa Cippola of Stamford, Conn., Joan Crisko of Connecticut and Mary Ann Jones of Fort Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla.
He was predeceased by his parents, Dominic and Mary Scutti; his wife, Grace Scutti; brother Norman Scutti; and sisters Teddy Scutti and Louise Justis.
Dom will be sadly missed by all the lives he touched.
Services: A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Venice, Fla. Burial will be at Sarasota National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.