Dr. Vincent Paul Apilado, 79, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at his home. Service: Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis Drive, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Vince was born in Portland, Ore., on June 7, 1936, to George and Cecelia Apilado. Dr. Apilado had a love of music, especially the violin. He was offered a full scholarship to The Juilliard School but instead chose to pursue his passion in business and finance. Dr. Apilado received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1970. He was a well-respected professor at Arizona State University and chairman of finance and real estate at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2006, he was inducted into The Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT-Arlington, which is comprised of tenured faculty who have been selected for their outstanding teaching, personal commitment to students and the learning process, and the ability to inspire and motivate students. Vince retired from full-time teaching in May 2010. He was a published author in many business journals and worked with numerous attorneys as an expert witness. Vince loved his family more than life itself. He was an avid racquetball player and enjoyed coaching his children in various sports. Vince was a devout Catholic and an active parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul in Arlington. We will carry his memory forever in our hearts. Survivors: Wife of 42 years, Elsa Apilado; sons, Dr. Paul Apilado (Jeannette) and Steven Apilado; and daughters, Dawn Policht (Jeff), Rae Hebert and Maya Burgess (Tony). Vince was a loving grandfather to Jeremy Policht, Morgan Hebert, Madison and Milania Apilado, and TJ and Mason Burgess.
Published by Star-Telegram on Dec. 4, 2015.