Domenic William Loruse

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Domenic William Loruse

December 29, 1919 - August 16, 2018

Domenic William Loruse Domenic William Loruse, 98, was taken by the Lord Aug. 16, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Torrington, Conn. Dec. 29, 1919 to Leonard Lorusso and Anna Maria (Oppito) Lorusso, immigrants from Italy.
He attended school in Torrington, Oklahoma City University and OSU Extension Center. Domenic joined the Army Air Corps before Pearl Harbor and remained in the service until World War II ended. While stationed in Oklahoma City, he met and married Betty Jean Hoskins, and they had one son, Michael.
After the war, Domenic worked at Tinker as an equipment specialist until his 1981 retirement. Domenic won several awards at Tinker and was sent to correct engine problems worldwide. After retirement, he had a successful landscape business for ten years.
Domenic was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Betty, two sisters and one brother.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Barbara of Edmond, Okla.; son Michael Loruse (Lisa) of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grand-children, Michael Loruse II (fiancée Jordan Todd), Jennifer Yu (Patrick) of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Lauren Nettleton (Travis) and their two children Lila and Leon Nettleton of Yukon, Okla.
Domenic was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church, the American Legion, and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Domenic loved the Lord, his family and friends. His interests were yard work, golf, football, cooking and travel. He traveled some while at Tinker and more often after retirement. He enjoyed cruises and international travel.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Historic Chapel, 13400 N Kelley.
Remembrances may be posted to the website, Memorialparkokc.com and will be appreciated.
We are thankful to Frontier Hospice for the excellent care they provided.
Published on August 21, 2018
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