Vincent Leo Ministeri, age 68 of Ashley, died Tuesday afternoon, March 26, 2013 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born on January 1, 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Gaetano and Josephine (Bonanno) Ministeri.
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Vincent was a 1964 graduate of South Boston High School. After high school Vincent served his country honorably in the United States Air Force and then went on to work for the city of Marion where he retired.
On August 30, 1968 in Westfield, Ohio Vincent married his wife Julia "Fran" F. Hickman and she survives in Ashley.
Vincent was very artistic and loved to draw. He was a sports enthusiast through and through and enjoyed basketball, baseball, softball, bowling and golf. In recent years even though he couldn't play those sports like he had in the past he enjoyed watching them whenever he could. He was a word-smith and loved talking with and meeting new people, he was never short on conversation.
In addition to his wife, Vincent is survived by 2 children: son, Vincent (Kimberly) Ministeri of Gahanna and daughter, Aimee (Michael) Smith of Delaware; 2 sisters: Rosalie O'Neil and Christine (Paul) Prendergast both of Massachusetts; and 2 grandchildren, Cecelia and Marsella Smith.
In addition to his parents, Vincent was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Edith Travis and Betty Helmar and a granddaughter, Kya Jane Ministeri.
Friends may call at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home and the burial will follow in Peak Cemetery where full military honors will be observed.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider The American Red Cross Morrow County Chapter, 37 West Center Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.
If you wish to share a memory of Vincent or to express a condolence to the Ministeri family, you may do so by visiting www.gompffh.com.
Published in The Morrow County Sentinel on Apr. 3, 2013