Feb. 6, 1969 - Oct. 12, 2013
Resident of Livermore
Vince passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. He was raised in Dublin, CA and attended Foothill High School and the ITT Technical Institute. Vince was an Army veteran who served as a Patriot Missile System operator during the Gulf War. He loved music and was a star basketball player at Foothill High.
Vince is survived by his mother and stepfather, Carol and David Counts of Livermore, sisters, Michele Perry (Matt Stine) of Livermore and Charlene Frias (Ruben) of Hermosa Beach as well as his two nieces, Annabelle Stine and Dalia Frias, and one nephew, Andrew Stine. He is also survived by his stepmother, Donna Perry, of Sparks, NV.
Vince will be remembered for his quick and intense humor that could make a new acquaintance laugh like a best friend. He could take something you said, and through irony and often sarcasm, squeeze every bit of funny out of it. He had a way of depicting situations and life's stories with an intense understanding. If something was deep, he made it funny, even when you didn't want to laugh. He was a gentle and loving son, brother, and uncle. Vince will forever be in our hearts and through laughter remind us to enjoy the light side of life. Rest in peace Rock Star.
No outside services are planned but the immediate family will have a private celebration of life. Burial at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Livermore.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Oct. 20, 2013