Cinda Plante stands for a photo in front of a bed of flowers at Riverscape Metropark.
Photo: Sarah Franks
Photo: Sarah Franks

A horticulturist called Plante? Some Daytonians’ names fit them all too well 

As a child playing make believe, you might’ve named your favorite teddy “Mr. Bear” or beloved cat “Mrs. Kitty” because, well, you were just that original. Nevertheless, it was a sign of simpler times. 

These Dayton-area residents have names that fit their occupations so well, we might assume they have a few Mrs. Kittys running around their homes:

• Cinda Plante, Five Rivers MetroParks horticulturist 

For more than 15 years, Plante has been the horticulturist in charge of making sure RiverScape MetroPark is always ready to impress any passerby.

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•  Adrian Sargent, Five Rivers MetroParks ranger 

It’s all in the name. When Sargent tells you to straighten up, you straighten up.

• Dr. Thomas Hirt, a physician practicing family medicine

You might not want to tell your youngsters the new family doctor’s name before heading in for the next appointment. 

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•  Al Minor, Montgomery County Juvenile Court

Minor has been with the Montgomery Juvenile Court since 1994. As an advocate for youth in many different volunteer capacities, Al is living up to his name in a major way. See what we did there?

• Taryn Filer, Washington-Centerville Public Library librarian 

The newly-married librarian is fully equipped for a successful career with her new last name. 

• Ron Oil, employee at the Auto Hobby Shop at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

As an employee at an Air Force base auto shop, Oil must have instilled confidence in each customer that their vehicle was in good hands. 

• Julie Domicone, founder of Jubie’s Creamery

Fairborn’s newest ice cream shop is cute enough, but the owner’s “ice cream cone name” might be the cherry on top. Domicone graduated from The Ohio State University in May of 2017 and is now following her entrepreneurial dreams. 

Julie Domicone (center) with her parents, Fred and Stacey Domicone.
Photo: Contributed

• David Butcher, founder of Flyby BBQ food truck

We’re willing to bet Butcher’s last name helped inspire his popular Dayton food truck. Flyby BBQ just announced the food truck has plans to open a space in the Mall at Fairfield Commons sometime this fall. 

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• Lemuel and William Doom

The Doom brothers were sold a New Carlisle funeral parlor in 1888, that was then renamed the Doom Funeral Home. The funeral home stood for years, but has since been torn down. Was the building always “doomed”? We have to wonder.

• Forest, tree specialist

Lisa Mendenhall of the Dayton area said a neighbor referred her to a tree repair specialist conveniently named Forest. Reportedly, Mendenhall also hired a Carey Painter for paint work. 

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