- June 9, 1946 - November 20, 2012
- North Ridgeville, Ohio
of Vincent's Passing
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Memories & Candles
To the family of Vince, I'd like to express my deepest sympathy on his passing and to acknowledge that although I didn't know Vince well, I heard only wonderful things about him from his in-laws and that he was someone Special and will be missed by many. God bless all of you who knew him well and know that my prayers are with you now and in the future. We all have our journeys here and his was one of
Posted by: Carolynn Grahovac - Canonsburg, PA - friend Nov 27, 2012
It was such a pleasure knowing and working with Vince. He had the best smile ever. I was able to spend some time with him and Helena on their last trip to Florida just before the newest grandbaby was born and will cherish that visit forever. Our deepest sympathies go out to Helena and family during this difficult time. Sandy & Jimmy Lindsey.
Posted by: Sandy Lindsey - Lakeland, FL - co-worker at WML Nov 26, 2012
Squatty was a blessing to all! We will carry forward his caring and joy for life. Helena and kids our thoughts are with you as you were the focus of Vince's joy. Squatty impacted everyone he touched and that impact will go on forever! Please accept our condolences, Dick and Connie Tressel
Posted by: Dick Tressel - friend, fraternity lil bro Nov 25, 2012
Dear Helena and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your loss, but I am so thankful for the blessing of Vince's friendship. Warrior is such an apt description; Vince was brave, kind, and loved life and his family above all else. May God and sweet memories
sustain you and bring you comfort. With love, Anita Evans
Posted by: Anita Evans - Strongsville, OH - friend Nov 24, 2012
Dear Healena and Family,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at Vince's' passing and know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. May God's peace be with you now and in the days to come.
Fred Kaye Ristow
Posted by: Fred & Kaye Ristow - Apollo Beach, FL - acquaintance Nov 23, 2012
Vince was "the man", not only in my eyes but a lot of us. He was always there in so many ways. A leader, a kind, compassionate human being and all the things a husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend could emeplify. We are all better off from knowing Squatty; our thoughts and prayers are with you Helena and your entire family at this time. I'll continue to smile with the mere thought and mention of his name; God bless you Vince and continue his blessings upon your family.
Mike and Carrie Petrone
Posted by: Mike Petrone - Scottsdale, AZ - friend, fraternity brother Nov 23, 2012
When I was a young boy and Vince was a teenager, the Cravotta's would make a trip from York, Pa. to visit the Gandolfi's in Rocky River, Ohio. In my recollection this happened frequently and it was such a great adventure. I looked up to Vince. I remember my impression of Vince then as a strong guy, great athlete, and very kind, always ready to show me how to throw a football or play basketball.
In spite of our absence of
Posted by: Gene Cravotta - Warren, OH - cousin Nov 23, 2012
Vinnie, aka "squatty", was such a wonderful person. We are blessed to have had him in our lives! We will never forget the twinkle in his eyes!
Much love to all of his family!
Posted by: Pat & Mary Ann Gillespie - Bay Village, OH - High School and college friends Nov 22, 2012
will be missed very mush, was good friend to work with
Posted by: cindy eck - olmsted twp, OH - friend Nov 22, 2012
We knew Vince since our college days and continued our friendship with a close-knit group of couples formed during our teaching days together. The times shared, parties, travels are now memories that will forever be etched in our hearts and minds. Vince definitely knew how to put the spark into a gathering of any sort. Helena, you and Vince truly exemplified faith, support, hope and strength for all of us to witness throughout Vinnie's challenges and struggles. Our condolences are also extended to Jen and Anthony and their families.
Posted by: Len and Juanita Pariano - long-time friendship Nov 22, 2012