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Vincent “Vinny” M. Fazio

  • On May 17, 2019
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Vincent “Vinny” M. Fazio, age 68 of Pittsburgh, PA passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Born on October 18, 1950, he was the son of Rose Marie and the late Russell Fazio. He is survived by Claire and their children Jade (Jay) Wilkison, Nicholas, Vincent “Bub” Jr., and John Fazio, his grandchildren Penelope June and John Holden Wilkison, his sisters Paulette Fazio and Michele (Joseph) Cardamone and his brother Russell Fazio. Vinny is also blessed with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Last but not least, Vinny is survived by his beautiful black labrador retriever named Bear.

Vinny proudly served in the United States Air Force. He exceled and was the top candidate in his class at the Police Academy in Hollywood, FL where he went on to have a distinguished career and retired at the rank of Sergeant. The highlight of his life was his family, he took great pride and joy in watching all three of his boys excel in football and wrestling and his boys will hold those irreplaceable memories in their hearts always.

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 9:30 AM on Thursday, May 23, 2019 with a service to follow at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Vinny’s name to the American Cancer Society, specifically Esophageal Cancer.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.pittsburghcremation.com.

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3 Comments

Michele Cardamone
  • May 18 2019
My humble and kind brother. No one could measure up to him in my heart. You are already missed too much Vin. I will always love you. Rest and peace be with you for all eternity. You deserve it . ❤️Love, Michele
Alan Schaefer
  • May 19 2019
We offer our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to the entire Fazio family upon Vinny’s recent passing. For all of us who knew him, Vinny was a special man. He loved his family dearly. He loved all things Pittsburgh especially sports. He loved to laugh, eat, cook, tell great stories and have a good time. If you were fortunate enough to be a friend of his, then you were family. And so it was with our boys and us as we grew through the years here in Peters Township. In our time of need, Vinny, Claire and the boys were there for us. We love them for that and more. Hopefully, we can now be there for them. We miss you Vinny. May you rest in the peace, comfort and warmth of God’s hands now and in the days ahead. Love, Alan, Donna, Grant and Drew
Stephanie Schweinberg-Petiprin
  • May 19 2019
"Dizzy" was one of my best friends throughout our years at St. A's and also later at IUP. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always made me laugh. He was also very kind and considerate to everyone he came in contact with. Actually, I never knew him to say a mean thing about anyone. I and my parents just loved him. Though I have not seen him in many, many years, I will always treasure him as a significant and positive part of my "growing up years". I will keep his memory in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. And to Mrs. Fazio and Paulette - I will always remember how much the 2 of you and Mr. Fazio meant to me growing up as well. I remember your 25th anniversary Mrs. Fazio. We had so much fun and I was so touched I had been invited. And finally to Claire and your children, grandchildren - I wish I could have met you. No doubt, you are wonderful, as "Dizzy" would only choose a wonderful woman to marry and to raise terrific children and grandchildren with you. God Bless, Stephanie (Swink) Schweinberg-Petiprin
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