By SHELLEY TERRY - firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Ashtabula city manager Domenic T. Scricca died March 27 in Florida. He was 84.
Scricca left a lasting legacy, as he was instrumental in getting the gazebo in Lance Cpl. Kevin Cornelius Memorial Park, (the former North Park).
“He was a man of vision for Ashtabula,” his wife, Elinor, said. “He was an advocate for Ashtabula commerce.”
Born in Cleveland, Scricca graduated from Collinwood High School in 1949. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Kent State University.
After serving in the U.S. Army, Scricca decided to go into business, and he became the owner and operator of University Business and Supply Co., a company that serviced office equipment and designed and installed in-plant offices.
In 1982, he became chairman of the Ashtabula County Development Association. A year later, he was appointed by Congressman Dennis E. Eckart to the 11th Congressional District Advisory Board on Housing Development and Economic Opportunity for Ashtabula County.
Scricca was elected in 1984 to Ashtabula City Council. In 1987, he was elected city manager.
In 1990, he became executive director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Ashtabula County. His duties included maintaining 1,300 housing units. He was instrumental in building a new administration building.
Domenic received many awards and honors for his many years of service in the public sector of Ashtabula County.
Domenic and his wife, Elinor (Corretti), who served as Superintendent of Ashtabula Area City Schools, lived on Bunker Hill and had two daughters, Cherie Scricca and Carole Maslin. The girls attended Ashtabula Area City Schools, and later graduated from St. John’s High School.
Upon retirement, the Scriccas moved to Ft. Meyers, Fla., where Domenic remained active in politics.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.