Vincent Montana Jr.
Bocco Funeral Home
1300 North Kings Highway
Cherry Hill, NJ
Vincent Montana, Jr.

AGE: 85 • Cherry Hill

On April 13, 2013.

Beloved husband of 49 years to Hilda Montana. Loving father of son Vincent III (April), daughters Denise (Tom) and Eileen. Loving grandfather of Vincent Brett, Leo Frederick, Eli and John. Dear brother of Madeline Santino and Marie Paone. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews.

Vincent is known worldwide for his contribution to the music industry as Producer, Arranger, Conductor & Legendary Vibraharpist, Jazz Musician, Key MFSB Rhythm Section Member and Developer of "The Philly Sound", Creator of The Salsoul and Montana Orchestras. He will always be with us through his gift of music.

Relatives and friends of the family will meet for his viewings on Friday evening from 6:00pm to 9:30pm and on Saturday morning from 8:15am to 9:15am in the BOCCO FUNERAL HOME, 1300 N. Kings Hwy., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am Saturday at St. Peter R.C. Church, 43 W. Maple Ave., Merchantville, NJ 08109. Entombment Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in the name of Margaret H. Montana for the establishment of a music fund. Please mail to Bocco Funeral Home address.

Published by Courier Post from Apr. 17 to Apr. 19, 2013.
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My prayers to the Montana Family. I realize it's well past his death. Howz i felt compelled no matter how late to extend my admiration for his blessings to all of us. Rest in peace!
Paul Amoroso
July 19, 2021
Mr. Montana. You were a true legend. I bought every record you played on. You played all the right notes on those vibes. I knew exactly what you were talking about in your solos. I'm going to miss you. God bless you and the family.TSOP forever.
Al Wells
May 12, 2013
Francisco and Tomas Fraticelli
Francisco Fraticelli
April 30, 2013
R.I.P.Vincent Montana Jr., as a young dj in Chicago I was a avid listener of your awesome vibraphone songs/solos !
"Runaway" is one of my all-time favorites !! I remember asking Lolita Holloway, back in 1987 at a "Disco/ House Music concert sponsored by Chicago's WBMX radio station, "Who is Vincent Montana Jr"? And she replied, "O thats a old white guy ". LOL !! Your music is forever !!!
April 30, 2013
Vince the best of best what more can we say you taught us real music not the junk they play today
art sr.& jr. shimko
April 22, 2013
We will miss you, Vince. Thanks for blessing us with "heavy vibes." And we will do our part to make sure your legacy lives on. Rest in Eternal Peace, my friend.

J Matthew Cobb
Music Journalist & Managing Editor,
HiFi Magazine
J Matthew Cobb
April 22, 2013
We had a blast working with you Vince. Now your part of that "Smokin Heavenly Philly Band. Gonna miss you man.
Double Exposure
April 19, 2013
Jeanette Beauford
April 18, 2013
Vince,you were one of the greats ,even in your disco days I always heard that bebop Influence in your solos.I'm so glad we had that day in February 2012 to catch up on our lives.
Ed Shea NYC
Ed Shea
April 18, 2013
Thank you for the memories, Mr. Montana. In particular, thanks for taking a bunch of neighborhood kids to a recording studio to sing your Christmas song. What a unique and memorable experience! And thank you for singing "Witchita Lineman" whenever you saw my dad. Very happy Sixth Avenue memories. Rest in peace.
Nancy Sooy
April 18, 2013
I hope you may find comfort in the possibilty of being untied with your loved one in the near future,under peaceful conditions. John 17:3
April 18, 2013
My thoughts are with the entire Montana family. Vince will live on through all of the great music he created.
Debbie Present
April 17, 2013
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