Remembering one of our own

It is with a heavy heart that Lifeguard & the EMS Community acknowledge the passing of one of our own. Dominic Persichini died peacefully in the early morning hours of December 27, 2015. He was a loving husband to wife, Kathleen for more than 40 years, father to two wonderful men, Dominic Jr & Jeno Persichini, and grandfather to eight beautiful grandchildren. Dominic had been a close friend of Lifeguard’s founders, John and Deborah Roche for over 35 years and was also their son Thomas’s Godfather. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed in this life.

Dominic Persichini Sr. served this country in the U.S. Navy. After completing his service, he became an EMT-paramedic. He was one of the very first paramedics in Santa Rosa County, one of the first 2000 paramedics in the state of Florida. He then served the Santa Rosa County community for many years as the Director of Santa Rosa EMS. When John and Deborah started their ground ambulance service, Dominic was the first employee hired and later served as the director for Lifeguard’s New Orleans Operation. In 1998, Dominic hired Brett Jovanovich as a paramedic in New Orleans; he is now the president of Lifeguard Ambulance Service. After several years with Lifeguard, Dominic accepted a position with Santa Rosa County to be closer to home and family. He and his wife also founded TLT Transport Service, a non-medical transport company in Santa Rosa, now operated by his son and daughter-in-law.

Dominic was a kind and generous person, a pioneer in EMS, and an inspiring leader, who shared his heart with everyone he met. He loved God, his country, and his family. His laugh was contagious, demeanor always gentle, and his smile ever present. He will be truly missed; our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this time.

Visitation: Wednesday, December 30th 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Funeral: Thursday, December 31st 11:00 a.m.

Both the visitation and funeral will be held at Lewis Funeral Home - Pace Chapel (4777 West Spencer Field Road, Pace, FL)