Dr. Dominick C. Adornato, Jr., 70, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday. A life resident of the Syracuse area, Dr. Adornato was a Neurosurgeon practicing in the Syracuse area for 40 years and he was a Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. A CBA High School Alumnus, in 1961 Dominick graduated from the University of Buffalo and in 1965 graduated from Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University. From 1965-1966, Dominick interned at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. Dr. Adornato served his residency from 1966-1967 in General Surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital, from 1967-1971 in Neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic, and from September 1971-November 1971 in Microneurosurgery at the University of Vermont. He received the Lower Prize Award in Research from the Cleveland Clinic and on May 29, 1979 he received the Herman Dubnoff Award from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing. Dominick had numerous research articles published in neurosurgery journals. He was a communicant of Holy Cross Church. Dominick was an avid hunter, gun collector, accordion player, and loved being surrounded by his family. As a child, he was an Altar Boy at St. Peter's Church in Syracuse.
Dominick is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Virginia Adornato; six daughters, Rose Ann (Luciano) DiVita of Ohio, Virginia (Joseph) Collins of Syracuse, Marie Adornato (Michael Egnoto) of Dewitt, Stephanie Adornato-Bearman (Clive) of Boston, Mary Ann Adornato and Dr. Ann Marie Adornato, both of Syracuse; four sons, Dr. Dominick C. Adornato, III (Dr. Loretta Zomparelli) of Ohio, Dr. Michael (Celeste) Adornato of New Hartford, Joseph (Renee) Adornato of Florida, and Anthony C. Adornato of Syracuse; sister, Marie Alcaras of Buffalo; brother, Anthony Adornato of Buffalo; his beloved pet, Spartacus; 17 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday 8 a.m. at FARONE & SON FUNERAL HOME and 9 a.m. in Holy Cross Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Entombment to follow in St. Mary's Mausoleum. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home, 1500 Park Street.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Diabetes Foundation, 6390 Fly Road, 2nd Floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057.