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Domenic Joseph Catton, MD

June 8, 1949 September 13, 2018
Domenic Joseph Catton, MD
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Domenic Joseph Catton, M.D., beloved father, brother, uncle, and friend passed away Thursday, Sept. 13th at 6:30 p.m. in Latrobe Hospital, after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He died peacefully surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his children Pia and Grant, his brother Dino, sister Maria, and many nieces, and nephews.

Born on June 8th, 1949 to the late Domenico and Domenica Catignani, of Weirton, W.Va., Domenic grew up in Weirton and graduated from Weirton Madonna High School, Class of 1967. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1971 with a degree in Psychology and Economics, and later went on to achieve his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Guadalajara, in Guadalajara, Mexico, graduating in 1979.

In his nearly 40 years as a physician, Domenic practiced Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, General Practice, and, most recently, addiction maintenance and recovery. He served as Board Member and Chief of Staff at Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glendale, W.Va., Chief of Staff at Nason Hospital in Roaring Spring, Pa. During his residency he achieved Chief Resident and Outstanding Resident honors at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown, Pa. He also completed a fellowship in Pain Management at the Pain Relief Foundation in Liverpool, England. Among other highlights of his diverse career as a physician were medical missions to the Philippines and Senegal, as well as volunteer service to countless charities and schools. In the most recent phase of his career, Domenic devoted his years of training and his caring nature to the treatment of drug addicts, at Discovery House, in Curwensville, Pa. and MedMark, in Greensburg, Pa.

An avid reader, collector, horseman, and outdoorsman his entire life, Domenic was passionate about his hobbies and interests. Fluent in Spanish and Italian, he traveled widely, including many trips to Europe, three hunting trips to Africa and many fly-fishing trips to the Miramichi River in New Brunswick, and Grand Lake Stream, Maine, where he loved to fish for salmon and trout. Together with his father, he was also a breeder and owner of many Standardbred race horses, including a “two-minute” trotter, named Transvaal. He was also a passionate and astute collector of American sporting artwork and, late in his life, resumed his own passion for oil painting, which he had pursued as a young man.

Domenic will be remembered fondly for his strong work ethic, his outsized personality, and his generosity and devotion to his friends and family. When a guest walked into his home and remarked about a book or object of his they admired, often he would give it to them on the spot. He was the first person his family and friends looked to for advice or wisdom in difficult times, and the first person to offer help to a loved one or friend in distress. He will be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to know him well. His family would especially like to thank his dear friends Thomas Bibb, Richard Finkelstein, John Blasdell, Deborah Cutshall, and Robert Cappel for their friendship, as well as the community of Greensburg, Pa.

A service celebrating Domenic’s life will be held at 2 PM Sunday at the Saint Paul Cemetery Mausoleum in Weirton.

Entombment will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lily’s Place P.O.Box 2 Huntington, WV 25706

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2:00 PM 9/16/2018 2:00:00 PM
St. Paul Cemetery

South 24th Street
Weirton, WV 26062

St. Paul Cemetery
South 24th Street Weirton 26062 WV
United States

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Saint Paul Cemetery Final Resting Place

24th Street
Weirton, WV 26062

24th Street Weirton 26062 WV

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Lily's Place

PO Box 2
Huntington, WV 25706

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