on July 31, 2014 - 10:43 PM
Feb. 26, 1928 – July 30, 2014
NIAGARA FALLS – Dominick G. “Mickey” Bettino, retired Niagara Falls city engineer, died Wednesday in his Niagara Falls home. He was 86.
Born in Heilwood, Pa., the youngest of 10 children, he was a graduate of Erie County Technical Institute.
He was a salesman for the George Levy Appliance Store in Niagara Falls from 1946 to 1950 and served in the Army from 1950 to 1952 as a military policeman with the 101st Airborne Division.
Returning from service, he began a career of more than 35 years with the city’s Engineering Department.
He retired as city engineer in 1991.
Mr. Bettino was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Prince of Peace Site, where he was a Eucharistic minister and a member of the Ushers Society, the Spiritual Diamond Club and the Niagara Falls Caregivers Group.
Active as a fourth-degree member of Niagara Falls Council 247, Knights of Columbus, he served as grand knight, faithful navigator, financial secretary and a member of the board of directors for more than 30 years.
He received several awards, including the Unity Award and the Father Meade Memorial Award.
Mr. Bettino also volunteered for the American Red Cross and the Festival of Lights.
He enjoyed traveling, hunting, golf, handball and woodcarving.
His wife of 57 years, Rosemary Yenzi Bettino, died in 2013.
Survivors include two daughters, Annemarie C. and Yvonne Adams, and a son, Thomas D.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Prince of Peace Worship Site, 1055 N. Military Road.