BADGE 1095, ID 1986
SDPD 11/24/1972 - 09/02/2002
09/03/1942 - 10/30/2023
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Heaven on October 30, 2023.

Dominick is survived by his wife Suzanne and his three children, Dominick (Susan) Tubolino, David (Sheila) Tubolino and Janine (Chris) McCreary, as well as his grandchildren, Dominick, Samantha, Kyle (Sophie), Monica and Nicholas.

Domiick was one of five children, with an older brother, Anthony (Esther) Tubolino and three younger siblings, brother Dennis (Sharon) Tubolino and two sisters, Vicki (predeceased by James) Maher and Donna Sansone. He also leaves behind brother-in-law John (Janice) Barnum, as well nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was born in Rochester, New York, attended Holy Family Elementary School and served as an altar boy during that time. His high school years were at Edison Tech High School, graduating in 1960. He married his first wife Rosemary Mykins and they had two sons, Dominick and David Tubolino. He owned and operated his own machine shop and later joined the Rochester County Sheriff's Department, where he worked for four years.

In 1972, he relocated to San Diego, CA and married Suzanne Barnum. They were married for 51 1/2 years and adopted a little girl, Janine who completed their family.

He joined the San Diego Police Department and served 30+ years. He worked patrol for a number of years and attended Miramar College taking classes related to his job and general Criminal Justice classes. Then he transferred to the Juvenile Division of the SDPD where he supervised the student school safety patrol crossing guards and managed the annual School Patrol Christmas party as well as the summer camp, a reward for the students who served as crossing guards. He later worked with the older kids at various schools with the DARE Program (Drug Awareness Resistance Education), finishing his career in Juvenile Administration.

During his time with the SDPD, he participated in the Police Olympics, was president of the San Diego Police Officers Association, and was the San Diego Representative to the State Board of Police Officers.

Upon retirement he was not content to just sit back and do nothing, so he worked security for several different agencies. Most recently he was assigned to the courthouse in downtown San Diego as an armed guard for the parking facility.

He was a voracious reader, enjoying James Paterson among other action authors. He enjoyed doing the daily crossword puzzles, camping and traveling with his friends and family. Some of his favorite places were Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

In March of 2022, Dominick and Suzanne, along with a few close family members, traveled to Honolulu Hawaii where they renewed their wedding vows on the beach, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Memories like this help to comfort us in this time of incredible sorrow.

With an outgoing personality and a kind demeanor he made friends easily and kept them close to his heart wherever he went. If you were a friend of Dom’s you were a friend for life. He is terribly missed by those who knew and loved him.
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