Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Goodby To A Longtime Friend

Dick and Derrick are longtime friends and travelling companions of ours. We will miss Dick a great deal.

Dick, please give Madge the Weimaraner a big hug from me.

Harold Charles "Dick" Domres, Jr., M.D., 71, passed away March 2. He was born Dec. 18, 1937 in Buffalo, NY to Lucille and Harold Domres. He was an accomplished internist and psychiatrist who had a deep compassion for his patients. He served as the Director of the San Antonio State Hospital and was the Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health for the state of Texas. He was also a surveyor for the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals. He was a highly skilled pianist and organist playing organ for the traditional choir at his long-time parish, St. Pius X Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Lucille and Harold. He is survived by his life partner of 42 years, Derrick Dodge, his sister Linda Fraker, her husband Stuart and his niece Tamara. Like all of us, he struggled with some personal battles, but for those of us who loved him we believe he has at last found comfort in the arms of God and we will miss him eternally. Dick loved his dogs and cats and always said he saw God in the unconditional loving eyes of his dogs and believed they would join him in heaven. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. March 4 at Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway. A Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. March 5 at St. Pius X Catholic Church 3909 Harry Wurzbach Highway. Burial immediately follows the Mass at Sunset Memorial Park. Donations are requested in Dick's name to the Humane Society SPCA of Bexar County,
4804 Fredricksburg Rd., San Antonio, 78229,