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Vincent Jay Poeta, 34, of Clearfield, died Jan. 7, 2021, in Ferguson Township.

He was born April 5, 1986, in DuBois, the son of Ronald and Catherine (Hepburn) Poeta.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles Poeta; his great-nephew Sawyer Steffish; and his aunts, Sandra Poeta and Lois Hipps.

He is survived by his parents, Ronnie and Cathy, of LaJose; his maternal grandparents, John and Hazel (Mitchell) Hepburn of Clearfield; his paternal grandmother, Ernestine (Reed) Poeta, of Curwensville; a sister, Linda Dillon (Russ) of Shelocta; brothers, Charles "C.J" Poeta, of LaJose, and Anthony (Brandi) Poeta, of Curwensville; three nieces, three nephews, a great-nephew, and two great-nieces.

Vince was good natured and kind, who had a quick and easy smile, and loved learning new things and having new experiences.

Vince passionately loved his Roman history.

He also loved sharing stories about his adventures traveling across Europe and driving solo across the U.S. to California.

Vince will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and coworkers.

Funeral services will be held privately by the family, with inurnment at LaJose cemetery.

Memorials in Vince's memory may be sent to his mother, Cathy,; the SPCA; or to a charity of choice.

The Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, 614 Cambria St., Portage is assisting the Poeta family.

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Published in The Progress from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 23, 2021
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January 17, 2021
He was the most nicest person you would ever meet he would do anything for anybody. He had a heart of gold he was genuine. He was like an angel to me. I am going to really miss my Bestfriend in the world. It’s not gonna be the same without you
Christina Freed (aka) ♀ pixie
January 12, 2021
You are going to be missed. Wish we would have kept in touch. You was a great friend and I am glad I got to know you and say we was friends. You always made the bus rides home more enjoyable. Cathy and everyone my heart goes out to you.
Traci Wolfe
January 12, 2021
I was saddened to hear of Vinny’s death. He was a coworker of mine with a kind smile and a great sense of humor. He always took time to stop and talk when he was on our department.Vinny was a font of information and loved to talk. He loved history, music , movies you name it. I remember telling him on several occasions that he should have been a history teacher. He talked about a trip to Florida with his grandfather, holidays with family at an aunt’s house and spoke of his nieces and nephews with pride. He was quite a guy. My husband and I are so sorry for your loss. Talon and Mary Ann Condon (coworkers)
Mary Ann Condon
January 12, 2021
Vince had such a kind heart. He was the first person to show me around the town when I arrived. We became friends and I know how much he loved his family and was so proud of all of the new additions. He will be missed. I am so sorry for this great loss. Prayers of love and for a peaceful heart to all of his family.
January 12, 2021
Rest In Peace Dear Vince.

My sympathy to the Poeta family. My heart is broken by this news. Please know that Vince will be missed in a great way at work. I wish I had the words to express the great sadness we are all feeling. So instead I will focus on how Vince’s life touched all of us and celebrate his kindness, his sweet smile and his willingness to help us.
God Bless
Nancy Condon
January 11, 2021
Vince was my one of my first friends. Our friendship continued through elementary, high school and beyond. He had a heart of gold and a smile that could just cheer up anyone in any given situation. My deepest condolences to your family at this time, your sweet soul will be missed!!
Kristie Sinclair
January 11, 2021
Uncle Vince,

I’m glad we got to spend more time together in the last couple years and that you got to meet Wesley. You were one of the very few people he wasn’t super shy around and now I can only wish we had gotten some more recent photos. You were a Great Uncle to Wesley, and now you get to be a Great Uncle to Sawyer too. We’re going to miss you and we love you.
Brittany Steffish (Dillen)
January 11, 2021
Vince was a bright spot in my work day. He was always ready with a smile and a witty remark. He is missed. I’m glad I had him for a friend and will always have fond memories oh him.
Marilyn Ensminger
January 11, 2021
You were the most genuinely kind person I ever met. The girls and I will never forget you. I wish we would have met you sooner. I know in my heart we will see you again. Until then, rest peacefully.
Love always,
Amanda Ross
January 11, 2021
Our time together was way too short! You will forever be in my heart baby brother!! You will never be forgotten. We will love and miss you always!!!
Linda, Russ Dillen and family
January 11, 2021
My Condolences to his family. He was my buddy in school. A zany kid that made me laugh til I cried and proud of his heritage. I am glad he got a chance to travel. Such good memories of him.
Cassandra Standring
January 11, 2021
Working in retail for over 40 years I never met such a polite, sweet man as Vincent. My condolences to all who loved him.
Drena Martin
January 11, 2021
Vince was a coworker of mine at Clearfield Hospital. He was so friendly & sweet. I will truly miss his happy smile & am so very sorry for your loss. He will never be forgotten. Praying for you. Lesa
January 11, 2021
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January 11, 2021
I had Vince in school. He was always fun to have in class. He will be missed!
Gretta Moyer
January 11, 2021
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David Poeta jr
January 11, 2021
Words aren't coming easy right now buddy...Just know that you were one of a kind, and you left behind many friends. There is going to be a definite loss at work without you there. We pray you are in a better place then the world you left behind. Thoughts and prayers being sent to your family. We will miss you my friend.
Kevin and Denise Rubly
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