Vincent M. "Grumpy" Genco(1923 - 2014)

Vincent M. Genco "Grumpy"
Jun 30, 1923–Jul 9, 2014
Resident of Clovis
Entered into eternal rest at Clovis, California. Born in San Jose, CA, Grumpy lived most of his life in San Jose, CA with Janey, his wife of 62 years who preceded him in death in 2009. Deciding he did not want to farm anymore at a young age, Vince took a job in town at McKinley-Glands Furniture Company, where his parents were also employed. As a member of "The Greatest Generation", he served in the Philippines during World War II. Upon his return from the war he married Janey and they started raising their family. Over his life he co-owned a grocery store, worked at various large medical and drug wholesalers, until his retirement in 1988. Grumpy was an avid hunter who enjoyed the outdoors. He instilled this in his two boys as soon as they were old enough to go with him. With Grumpy as the hunter and Janey as the cook, their family was always enjoying her special wild game dishes. Grumpy continued to hunt until after his 90th birthday. His final buck taken in August, 2013 and his picture are in the back room of the 500 Club in downtown Clovis. "He was a good man with a "Grumpy" exterior and a heart of gold. For those who were fortunate enough to have known him, his friendship and sense of humor will be greatly missed." Vincent M. Genco is survived by his loving children Maryjane Genco of San Jose, Vincent Genco III (Diane) of Clovis, and Domenic Genco of Gilroy; grandchildren Vincent Genco IV (Kari), Lisa Nevitt, Benjamin Genco (Becky), Stephanie Genco, Margaret Genco, Shalene Genco, and Branton Genco; three great grandchildren Makenna Jane, Kaitlyn Rose and Vincent V (Ty); and four nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Vincent Sr. and Mary Genco and his loving wife Jane. A visitation will be held from 12-4pm on Sunday July 13 at Boice Funeral Home in Clovis with a service from 4-5pm. A Rosary will be recited 7pm on Monday night July 14th at Lima Family Mortuary, 466 N Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Tuesday July 15 at Lima Family Santa Clara 466 N. Winchester Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95050. There will be a Private Family burial. Donations in Grumpy's memory can be made to The Clovis Rodeo Foundation, PO Box 445, Clovis, CA 93613 or the .


Funeral Home

Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary
466 North Winchester Blvd Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 296-2977

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on July 13, 2014