Rev. John Domas was called to his eternal rest on July 14, 2013 at Cherry Valley Health Care in Banning. Born to Lemuel A. Domas and Josephine (Conors) Domas on December 26, 1924 in Oak Park, Illinois, he is survived by his brothers William of Montclair, California, Gregory (Bro. Boniface) of Assumption Trappist Monastery in Missouri, and his sister Evelyn Clinton of Irvine, California.

Responding to his call to Catholic priesthood, John was educated at St. Francis Seminary, San Diego and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of San Diego by Most Rev. Charles F. Buddy on June 3, 1950. Fr. John served at St. Anne Parish in San Bernardino, St. Christopher Parish in Moreno Valley, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Crestline, and San Gorgonio Parish (St. Kateri Tekakwitha) in Beaumont. He also served on the Diocesan Presbyteral Council, the College of Consultors, and as Vicar Forane for the Redlands Vicariate.

Following his retirement in 1999, he happily lived at The Lakes in Banning until his last illness a few weeks ago. A great priest, he continued to serve in the nearby parishes wherever there was a need. Funeral services will be at St. Kateri Tekakwitha, 1234 Palm Ave., Beaumont: July 22, visitation from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with Rosary at 7:00 pm; July 23, 10:00 am, Mass of Resurrection celebrated by Most Rev. Gerald R. Barnes; Interment at Mt. View Cemetery, Beaumont following the Mass.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, Fr. Domas requested any donations be made to the Priests Retirement Fund, 1201 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404. Arrangements entrusted to Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, CA 951-845-1141. To leave condolences or sign the online Guest Book, please visit

July 22, 2013

We are sorry to hear of Father Jack's passing. He was a distant cousin on my father's side of the Malhiot family. We became good friends after purchasing an old cabin in Cedarpines Park near Crestline. He married my daughter Cynthia at Holy Family Catholic Church in Orange, CA on July 21st, 1984. Our love and prayers,

Judy Swangren Bell and Bill Bell, Laguna Niguel, CA

July 20, 2013

Father was our priest in Crestline, following Father Brioty, a tough act to follow. But his warmth and kindness endeared him to us all. God Bless him!

Merle Broderick, Port Angeles, Washington

July 19, 2013

Many years ago Father was our priest at St. Christopher's in Sunnymead. He married us April 20th 1963. Father was such a good man and a wonderful priest. Rest in the arms of Almighty God, we will meet again....

Ielene Haynes, Beloit, Kansas