Vincent Frank Pavolino 92 years old, unexpectedly went to be with His Lord on December 28, 2019. This is the same date 69 years ago that his father James joined our Heavenly Father. Vincent was born 12/25/1927 to Rose ( Adams) and Vincenzo “James” Pavolino. He often commented that the Stork was busy that day so Santa brought him to the family. Vincent married Irene (Kozan) on April 30, 1949 at our Lady of Mt Carmel Church. They were married for 51 years. Vincent was drafted by the Army as a senior and was graduated in 1945 from Ashtabula High School. He left for basic training April 1946 to play trombone in the General’s Band. Vincent spent the majority of his military career stationed in Laverne and Coserta, Italy. He loved playing in the band and visited with his cousins that lived in Italy at that time. He received an honorable discharge September 1947. Playing Musical Instruments was a tradition in the Pavolino family. Like his father and brother Cosmos he played the Trombone and Baritone. He started a High School Band, the Brigadeers. and continued to play in a variety of local Ashtabula bands. He ended his playing career more than 60 years later by performing in the Concord Band. He followed in his father’s footsteps seeking a career at the Pennsylvania Railroad. Vincent became a fireman and was promoted to Engineer in 1952. He retired in 1991 and recalled working on the Steam Engine as his first Love and firing the boiler as his “Best Job Ever”. He started a model train collection in the 50s which he enjoyed growing and working on until this year. He loved the railroad and missed being an engineer every day of his retirement. Vincent had a great sense of humor and remembered every joke that he was told. He would share these jokes to brighten the day of anyone that he would visit. Doctors, Priests, Nurses, Friends and Family always enjoyed a good joke from Vince. And he loved to laugh at his own jokes. He loved to make others smile. He was baptized as a member of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church and served mass along with his brothers for Msgr John J. Davidson. He cherished his family with unconditional love. Vincent is survived by two daughters Vincetta (Max) Motil, Chardon and Connie (Jaime) Meave, Houston ,Texas. Two granddaughters Justina (Ryan) Searle , Houston and Juliaanna (Nick )Adams Houston Texas . Three great grandchildren Kylie, Parker and Dylan Houston, Texas. Sisters in law, Jean Pavolno Ashtabula and Joanne Pavolino, Vero Beach, Florida. He was blessed with many wonderful and supportive nieces, nephews and Great Nieces, Nephews. Vincent was proceeded in death by his Parents, Wife, Sister Mary Bernato , Brothers Cosmos and Louis Pavolino, Sisters in Law Bridgette and Paulyne Pavolino, Brother in Law Frank Bernato, Niece Jaime Pavolino and Nephew Dennis Pavolino.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday Jan. 4 at 9:30 A.M. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church with burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 7 P.M. in Guerriero Funeral Home 1550 West 19th st. in Ashtabula.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Animal Protective Agency at 570 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio.
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