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Dr. WILLIAM KIRK "BILL" VINCETT


1932 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  WILLIAM KIRK "BILL" VINCETT Obituary
VINCETT
Dr. WILLIAM KIRK "BILL"
Age 82, of Harmar Township, formerly of Fox Chapel and Edgewood, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2015, surrounded by the love of his family. Devoted husband of 60 years to his high school sweetheart, Nancy (Wood); loving father to Dr. William K. (Christine Kramer) Vincett, Jr. of Fox Chapel, PA, Tracy Vincett (Kevin R.) Kohler of Fox Chapel, PA, and David W. (Carrie Branzel) Vincett of Murrysville, PA; loving grandfather of Kathryn and William K. Vincett III, Joseph and Natalie Kohler, Olivia, Bailey, Kelsey, and Sophia Vincett; also brother to Dr. Kenneth C. Vincett, Norma V. Bostedo, and the late Thomas L. Vincett. Born June 20, 1932, in Edgewood, PA, to the late Dr. Kenneth Clark and Anna (Kirk) Vincett. He graduated from Edgewood High School, and received his Doctorate from the Ohio State University College of Optometry, where he became a lifelong Buckeyes fan. GO BUCKS!! He served in the U.S. Army for two years, and then joined his father's eye care practice (established in 1925) in East Pittsburgh. He furthered his education by graduating from the Gesell Institute of Child Development at Yale University. Dr. Vincett's optometric career spanned 54 years, and included offices in Forest Hills and Monroeville, PA, known as Vincett Eye Care Associates, where he also practiced with his son, Dr. William K. Vincett, Jr. He became widely known as a pediatric vision specialist, and was a thought leader in perceptual vision and its relationship to a child's learning ability. He authored two books on the topic and frequently lectured across the United States. He founded and directed the PAVE (Perceptual and Visual Enhancement) Program, where his visual training methods helped hundreds of students, who had been unsuccessfully tutored or mislabeled as slow learners, achieve academic success. His expertise also benefited patients requiring vision therapy for stroke and trauma rehabilitation, and motion sickness. Dr. Vincett was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society, Pennsylvania Optometric Association where he served as editor of the PA Optometrist, American Optometric Association, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He established the consultancy, The Worthington Group, traveling to England numerous times to advise other optometrists. He proudly served his community as council member for the Borough of Edgewood, President of the C.C. Mellor Memorial Library board, and Mayor of Edgewood. He loved playing tennis and golf, and was a former member of Edgewood Country Club and Fox Chapel Golf Club. Dr. Vincett was also a long- standing member of the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. He will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor, and for living as a true gentleman, honorable, generous, kind, with unfailing courtesy to his patients and friends. Friends will be received 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015, at WOLFE MEMORIAL, INC., FOREST HILLS CHAPEL, (412) 731-5001, 3604 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh, PA. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Special Olympics, (www.specialolympics.org, donation may be mailed to Special Olympics, Inc., 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 ) or to the , (donatenow.heart.org ).
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 7 to May 8, 2015
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