RANSHAW - Vincent C. Avellino, 83, of 421 Webster St., passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.
He was born June 19, 1937, the son of Carmen and Elizabeth (Betty) Avellino, of Kulpmont.
Vince married the former Debra Wetzel, who survives. He was also previously married to the late Rose (McKenzie) Avellino, of Kulpmont.
In his younger days, he was part owner of V&P Hoagie Shop, Shamokin.
He also served four years in the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii.
He worked in several factories and worked for PennDOT until his retirement.
Back in the day, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and going crabbing. He also loved gardening and even had a few acres on a farm. Vince liked going mushroom and huckleberry picking and was a great baker, with his specialties being coconut cream pie, nut rolls and Italian cookies. He was also a great wine maker.
Vince's other love was playing cards with his parents and siblings.
As he got older, he loved yard sales and antiques and was a great finder of depression glass and loved collecting coins, long car rides and milkshakes.
He is survived by his siblings, Dennis Avellino Sr. and his wife, Priscilla, of Strong; Kathleen Zamboni and her husband, Clay, of Aristes; and Maureen Avellino, of Harrisburg; six children, Theresa Feudale, of Kulpmont, Bernadette Pilkus and her significant other, Bob Marks, of Harrisburg, Felicia Smith and her significant other, Jim Stankinas, of Kulpmont, Bridget Daubert, of Kulpmont, Vincent Avellino Jr., of Ranshaw, and Rebecca Hauer and her husband, Chad, of Shamokin; nine grandchildren, Joseph Feudale III, Michael Feudale, Amanda O'Larry and her husband, Chris, Sarah Smith and her wife, Ang, Joshua Daubert, Matthew Daubert, Jaime Stankinas, Haighleigh Hauer and Amelia Hauer; and three great-grandchildren, Persi Pilkus, Teagan Feudale and Piper O'Larry; in addition to many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding Vince in death, in addition to his parents, were a sister, Elizabeth "Angel" Orluskie, of Ranshaw; a grandmother, Sophie Olshefski; a grandson, Kenneth Pilkus Jr.; a granddaughter, Ava Hauer; sons-in-law Joseph Feudale Jr. and Timothy Smith; a nephew, Larry Orluski; brother-in-law Nev Lindemuth; and an uncle, Joseph Avellino.
Vince believed in praying the Holy Rosary. He will be missed and loved always.
AVELLINO - Vincent C. Avellino, 83, of Ranshaw. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 14, at The Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 46 N. Second St., Shamokin.