Dominic M. “Don” DiGiacomo

Dominic M. “Don” DiGiacomo

December 8, 1933 – November 5, 2022

Dominic “Don” DiGiacomo was born on December 8, 1933, to Joe and Nancy DiGiacomo. He had an older sister, Lucille Dombrowski. Don attended Tech High School, then beauty school in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduation, he eventually opened his own salon on 33rd & Farnam streets. It was at that location he met a customer, a farmgirl from Tekamah, Nebraska, Linda Lydick. They were married on December 13, 1972.

Don was a professional trumpet player and longtime member of the Omaha Musicians Association. He was best known for his contributions to the Santa Lucia Festival Band. Don began his amazing 71- year run as a member of the Santa Lucia Festival Band in 1947. He followed in his dad’s footsteps, not only as a band member but as a 2nd generation trumpet player. He began taking trumpet lessons from Peter Cosentino, one of the festival band’s first conductors. Don felt honored to be a part of the band under the direction of both Cosentino and Vince Emmanual. He was named conductor of the festival band in 1977. In his 40th year as a band leader, he retired in 2017. Don also performed in countless other bands in Omaha, but considered his group La Banda his 2nd favorite musical love. Don was also an avid whistler.

Other than music, Don’s favorite hobby was golf. His friends would say he had a “unique” swing but that it was also extremely effective. Don and his wife Linda often spent time in Arizona or Texas, volunteering to work PGA tournaments, enjoying the sunshine, and spending time with friends. He would be quick to tell you about his two hole-in-ones over his golfing career, especially the swing on hole #13 at Elmwood Golf Course. He also loved talking about the picture with him and Arnold Palmer.

Don was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy; father, Joe; sister, Lucille; niece Anne Lang; and granddaughter Lia Sophia DiGiacomo.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; and children: Renee DiGiacomo, Joe DiGiacomo, Nancy (Jim) Henderson, Marty DiGiacomo, Tommy DiGiacomo, Mike (Erin) DiGiacomo, Dominic (Megan) DiGiacomo and Jaclyn (Chris) Oltmans; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

VISITATION: Tuesday, November 8th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 10am at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.  Family Burial: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.

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  • Bill S Posted November 7, 2022 6:35 pm

    Rest Peacefully sir. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Love to the family.
    God Bless.

  • Michelle Mangiameli Posted November 7, 2022 7:04 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May God bring peace for the family. My thoughts are prayers are with you!

  • Jeanie Lydick Posted November 7, 2022 7:14 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Prayers are with you all. Jeanie

  • LuAnn Bosco Posted November 7, 2022 8:31 pm

    Condolences to Don’s family & friends. I had pleasure of working @ DeComo’s Salon and calling Don a great Boss & Friend!

  • Dominick Don Mangiameli Posted November 7, 2022 10:03 pm

    My Handsome Uncle Dominic Don DiGiacomo, I Love You 💖 and I will miss you too ❤️ Much ❤️ RIP God 🙏 Bless You and Your Beautiful Family ❣️ You were always the best Uncle Dominic Don DiGiacomo in the Whole World 🌎 for Me

  • Tom and Denise Wharton Posted November 7, 2022 10:24 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the family for your loss. You are welcome n our hearts and prayers daily
    Love Tom and Denise

  • Rafael Abadia Posted November 8, 2022 1:06 am

    Although i didnt know you i read all about your wonderful life and family.May you rest in peace. Condolences to all your family and friends. D.E.P. 🙏❤️

  • Harold & Jennifer Peterson Posted November 8, 2022 12:48 pm

    Our prayers are with your family —God adores trumpeters..

  • Joleen David Posted November 8, 2022 3:18 pm

    Martin and family, deepest sympathies on the loss of your very gifted father. He must have been so proud of his beautiful family, as you were proud of him. Peace and comfort to you, knowing that he lived a full life rich with the blessings of love and family.

  • Annie Lange Posted November 8, 2022 6:02 pm

    Thoughts & Prayers are with all of you today and always.My Cousin Dom has left behind a wonderful Legacy for his beautiful family. May OUR HEAVENLY FATHER BLESS you all and remain with you always.

  • Richard DiGiacomo Posted November 9, 2022 12:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss In my thoughts and prayers LOVE YOU ALL

  • Karen Calabro Posted November 10, 2022 2:40 pm

    DiGiacomo family-hugs and prayers to you at the passing of Don. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I sold my Omaha home and live in Iowa and do not drive at night so had to miss the viewing. With limited mobility, the church for the funeral didn’t look to call my name as to safety. I watched on line both times.

  • Dolores DiGiacomo & Family, Lucille DiGiacomo Bochek Family Posted November 15, 2022 9:37 am

    We’re so very sorry for your loss. Our family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Dolores and James, Karen, and Chris Mills; David, Elizabeth and Pete Bochek

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