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Dominic L. Conicelli Has Died

By George & Mary Tracy | Nov 01, 2018
Dominic Conicelli

Glenville, Pa. — Dominic L. Conicelli, 86, of Collegeville, Pa., died peacefully on October 20. He was the beloved husband of the late Florence (D’Orazio) Conicelli.

Dominic was born on October 11, 1932 to the late John and Anna (Santi) Conicelli.

After graduating from Villanova University in 1954, he entered the U. S. Army and served our country in Germany for two years.

After coming home from service, he married the love of his life, Florence, whom he met when they were only twelve years old.

Dom started his career in the automobile business at GMAC. He became a self-made business person in the community when he broke off on his own, starting a small used car dealership, Hy-Speed Auto Sales, in Norristown, where he eventually branched off into Carriage Trade Public Auto Auction. Five new car franchises followed which his family still operates. The dealerships’ motto: “A Nice Place To Do Business,” always portrayed by Dom himself, “Mr. Nice Guy,” the dealerships’ mascot.

Dom was devoted to the surrounding communities and was a supporter of many of the local charities and groups.

He was able to live out his dream of raising and showing western horses. Dom’s horse community brought him great joy and he was humbled to be honored on October 17, 2018 by induction in the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Merit. Dom was also president of the ARCHA, Atlantic Reined Cow Horse Association, and helped build the association to what is it today.

His love of the English setter brought him joy with his first, Grouse Ridge Cora, followed by many champions. Dom came to us in the early 1970s looking for a hunting dog. He saw Grouse Ridge Cora and was hooked.

Some of his many champions include, Champions Blue Bell Jenny, Cinimod Tramp, Calico’s Dyno Mite, Voyager, Stone Tavern Matrix, and Blue Bell Jackie, to name a few.

Ch. Cinimod Tramp won the 13th Elwin G. Smith Setter Shooting Dog Award; Ch. Stone Tavern Matrix won the 24th and 25th Elwin G. Smith Shooting Dog Awards.

He is survived by his devoted children Donna M. McNally (Brian), Lori L. Hammond (Michael), Dominic M. Conicelli (Karen); seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Dom was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend. His generous and loving spirit will be missed by everyone he touched. He loved to make people laugh and feel comfortable. Dom touched so many people with his inspiration and words of wisdom that will not be forgotten. He always said his and Florence’s greatest accomplishment in life was their children and family.

Rest in peace, good friend.

 

 

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