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Rudolph J. Domitrovich Jr.

Rudolph J. Domitrovich, Jr.

Rudolph J. Domitrovich, Jr., 76, passed away on March 8, 2007 in Medford, Ore.

Friends may pay their respects to the departed at Our Lady of the Mountain Church in Ashland. Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 15th. Burial will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Scenic Hills Memorial Park in Ashland.

Rudy was born on January 23, 1931 to parents, Rudy and Lucille Domitrovich, in Anaconda, Mont., where he grew up with his younger brother, Robert. He was the student body president in his senior year of high school, 1948 and selected as one of the first two high school students as a representative from the state of Montana to Boys Nation in Washington D.C. Upon return he attended Boys State in Dillon. After graduation from high school, he attended the University of Montana in Missoula which was interrupted by serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Upon return to the University, he completed his Bachelors Degree and Masters in music.

In December, 1960, he married Sonya. They settled in Ashland, Ore. in the early 1960's where they reared their family but eventually separated in 1983. Rudy, or "Mr. D." as he was often referred to by students, taught band in the Ashland School District at the grade school and junior high levels, and jazz band in the Ashland Sr. High School. He found teaching music rewarding and hoped to make a difference with the kids. Rudy loved fly fishing, canoeing, and spent many years as a member of the jazz group Sounds, and also the Ashland City Band.

He is preceded in death by Sonya Domitrovich. He is survived by brother, Robert Domitrovich of Spokane, Wash.; daughters, Tonya Domitrovich of Ashland, Ore., Shelley and Tommy Coble of Prospect, Ore.; grandchildren, Danica and Zackary of Prospect, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the members of Greenbrier Haven and the Veteran's Administration for attention and care given to our father. Memorial contributions may be made to Boys & Girls Town or the Humane Society.