Domenick "Dom" Leonard Muto, 84, of Fairmont, died Tuesday morning (Nov. 15, 2016) at Fairmont Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Fairmont, on Sept. 17, 1932, the eldest child of Frank Pasquale Muto and Louise Mainella Muto.
He completed his public school education at Fairmont Senior High School in 1949. In 1953, he graduated from Fairmont State College (now University) with a bachelor of arts in education with a major in mathematics. He later received a master of arts degree in public school administration from West Virginia University. During a summer of study at WVU, he was a National Science Foundation scholar.
Immediately out of college he began teaching math at Rivesville High School, where he taught for several years. He later served as assistant principal at Farmington High School and as principal at Monongah High School. Due to his love for teaching, he returned to the classroom, teaching math at East Fairmont High School until his retirement in 1985.
During his years of teaching, he served as president of the Marion County Teachers Association and president of the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and worked on a statewide basis with high school student government associations.
Dom enjoyed playing many sports, and in partnership with his brother under the Marion County Playground Association was responsible for teaching tennis every summer to hundreds of Marion County youth during the existence of the clay courts at 12th Street. He served as golf coach and cross country coach at EFHS and was a former member of the Green Hills Country Club.
Upon his retirement from teaching, he began spending winters at his home in Naples, Florida, until a few years ago when he became unable to travel.
Dom was preceded in death by his parents and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his brother, Joseph (Anne Drane) Muto, of Scott Depot, formerly for Fairmont, and his sister, Lois Laughlin (William) of Fairmont, as well as his nieces and nephews, Jennifer Muto, Mary Beth Briskey (Michael), Dr. Michael (Bobbie Jo Steele) Muto, Wendy Gilpin and Dr. Frank (Dr. Deidra Naylor) Muto. His great-nieces and -nephews are R. J. Yanero, Alex and Matthew Brisky, Nick, Joe and Gianna Muto, Anna and Julia Gilpin, and twins Anthony and Christopher Muto. He is also survived by an aunt and several cousins.
His family is very grateful to his care-givers at the time of his death, Carol, Charlene, Cheryl, Faith, Jeana and Marge, whom Dom loved and appreciated very much, and to the nurses in the ICU at FRMC for their care and attention to him.
Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today at Ross Funeral Home, 801 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church with Father Robert A. Perriello as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rossfh.com.
Published on November 16, 2016