Dominic Michael Congiardo


Dominic Michael Congiardo, age 54 of Jackson, Tenn, passed away on October 24, 2005, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was a professional musician and a member of the Catholic church. Mr. Congiardo was preceded in death by his mother Josephine Saverino Congiardo. He is survived by his father, Frank Congiardo, Sr., of Jackson; his former spouse, Kathy Collins of Southaven, Miss; one daughter, Crystal Congiardo of Horn Lake, Miss; one son, Michael Congiardo of Foley, Ala; one sister, Theresa Stover and husband Greg of Medon, Tenn; one brother Frank Congiardo and wife Pat of Selmer; and one half-brother Sam Congiardo of Jackson, Tenn. Private graveside services were at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2005, in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Ramer. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer were in charge of the arrangements.   ..... Independent-Appeal, Selmer, TN

Dominic worked with me in the band instrument repair shop of Wallick Music Co. for a number of years following a career of playing and touring professionally, which put him in the company of many prominent music stars. He was a very quiet, reserved person, who did not take part in name-dropping about the big names he worked with. Most of us would have bragged about playing and recording with the Allman Brothers in the 70's; or having toured with Hank Williams, Jr. for three years and earning a gold record while recording with him. Dominic's talent and ability as a saxophonist put him in demand in the Memphis area as a studio musician, to back up touring musicians as they came and played venues in Memphis, and as a club musician as well.

Dominic (center) as winner of a youth talent contest at the McNairy Co. Fair while in high school.

Dominic working on a stuck slide


Dominic's love of music was rivaled only by his love of baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals in particular. He was one of their biggest fans, and was a walking-talking stat book. He used to amaze us with batting averages, rbi's, and other trivia while we worked together in the shop.

I'm sure Dominic would not have wanted this small tribute to him to be posted here... that's the kind of guy he was. But I wanted YOU to know what kind of guy he was. He will be missed by his family, his co-workers, and all who knew him. He taught us humility and patience.


Dominic working on a saxophone while
The Sax Doctor looks on.

Searching for a part for the current repair