Vincent E. Pelino

Pelino Vincent E. Pelino, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Vince was very proud of his Italian family heritage and of being born and raised in the old St. Clair neighborhood. He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 1955 and served 12 years in the 37th Q.M. Co. of the 37th Infantry division of the Ohio National Guard. He was a member of the Abruzzi Club and S.F.I. Lodge. Vince was devoted to his Catholic faith and his life demonstrated the love he had for his family and friends. Vince was a produce buyer for the Ohio State University where he managed the store's receiving dept. He later accepted a position at F & R Lazarus, became restaurant manager of the Highlander Grill before opening the Skyview Room in Lazarus's new store in Mansfield, Ohio. He also owned and retired from the Pelino Cement Construction Company. He is preceded in death by parents Eugene and Mary Pelino, sister Violet Pelino brother Anthony Pelino, mother-in-law and father-in-law Mary and Domenic Caminiti, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bill Carpenter, Jim and Ev Caminiti, Lou (May) Caminiti, Sara (George) Denoble, Nina and Quetty Same, Tony (Joline) Caminiti, Carl (Louise) Caminiti, Salvatore Caminiti, Dominic Caminiti, Jr., Mary (Tony) Jaconette and baby Giuseppina Caminiti. Survived by his high school sweetheart, Joann, also from the St. Clair Avenue neighborhood who God chose to be his beloved wife for 56 years; children, Anita Pelino, Linda Pelino, Eugene (Lisa) Pelino and Mary Pelino. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, Maria (Andy) McKay, Julia (Joe) Heitzenrater, Gina (Mike) Gabriel, Angela Van Dyke, Vincent Pelino, Maria (Juan) Madera, Anthony Pelino, Nina Lombardo, Lucia Lombardo, Anna, Carina, Dominic, Sara, Angelo and Alisa Pelino; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Jane (Nick) Albanese and Esther Rose Carpenter; 15 great grandchildren; aunt, Betty Stouffer; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday, November 8, 2013, at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 W. 5th Avenue, from 3-7 p.m, with the Abruzzi Service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013, at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 1582 Ferris Road, Columbus, with Rev. Fr. Raymond Larussa as the Presider. Burial to follow, St. Joseph Cemetery, 6440 South High Street, Lockbourne. FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE TO GATHER AT THE CHURCH FOR HIS FUNERAL MASS. Condolences may be sent via

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 6, 2013