John Jacob Domingo
August 31, 1933 - June 14, 2023
Cremation Society of Virginia Light a candle Light a candle
Light a Candle
Flowers & Gifts

Arrangements starting at $35

Plant a Tree

Arrangements starting at $35

John Jacob Domingo, 89, of Williamsburg, passed away on June 14, 2023. Arrangements in care of Cremation Society of Virginia-Newport News office.

Continue Reading
California Institute of Technology left a message on July 13, 2023:
Please forgive our earlier typo. Please accept our condolences for the passing of Dr. Domingo (not Mr.), although he was insistent to be called John.
California Institute of Technology left a message on July 13, 2023:
On behalf of Caltech, please accept our sincere condolences for the passing of Mr. John J. Domingo BS'55, PhD'63.
Elliott Wolin left a message on June 28, 2023:
My favorite quote from John, directed at us physicists: You folks are having so much fun you should pay me for working here! Second favorite, when asked if he remembered the dinosaurs: Yes, when I was a child I had one as a pet.
Mac Mestayer left a message on June 28, 2023:
John Domingo was a big man; not only in size (though he was), but in spirit and especially in his sense of humor. He was a good leader of the physics division, decisive without being dogmatic. And, as Linda has noted, he had an equally big sense of humor. The experimental data centers (the 'counting houses') were named in his honor which amused him. He was especially amused that the commemorative plaque was attached to a large boulder sitting in a rock garden. He thought that was hilarious and referred to it as "Domingo's rock"! He was a good man and will be missed by many.
Linda Ceraul left a message on June 28, 2023:
I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I first went to work at Jefferson Lab in 1992 and was immediately confronted with the AD of physics. He was hard to miss. His loud demonstrative personality was a little scary at first but over time I found a very caring person. He gave me the nickname when I was an admin student of "Little Doins" which I have no idea where that came from. Such and intelligent man but always ready to go to lunch with the admin staff and learn non physics information which he didn't know. The real life stories we told him at times would cause him to laugh out loud. He was revered by so many and loved by his admin staff. Definitely a force to be remembered. Rest in Peace John.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Bernhard (and Ursula) Mecking left a message on June 27, 2023:
John Domingo was the head of the CEBAF (now Jefferson Lab) Physics Division during the critical time of building the experimental equipment to match the properties of the CEBAF electron accelerator. This involved determining the scope of the equipment that allowed the best physics to go forward (and also fit the amount of money available) and starting the design and construction of the three experimental areas and the corresponding experimental equipment. As the head of the Hall B Group and project manager of the CLAS detector, I experienced John Domingo for many years as my direct supervisor. John did an excellent job balancing the requirements and requests of the different communities while keeping the best physics output in mind. In addition, John became a personal friend. Beyong his physics expertise he had a very broad range of interests including classical music, history (especially egyptology), languages, etc. He will be missed Bernhard A. Mecking (First) Hall B Group Leader
Cremation Society of Virginia left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Show More
Call Now Button