Nicholas L. "Nick" Vinci, Sr.

  • Died: October 3, 2020
  • Location:

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nicholas L. Vinci, Sr. ("Nick") passed away on Saturday, October 3rd, at the age of 89. Nick was born in Philadelphia to the late Leo and Philomena (Tammaro) Vinci; loving husband of the late Bridget Vinci (Martin); cherished father of Marie Dougherty (James), Patricia Mazzola (Stephen); cherished father-in-law of Maureen Vinci, the late Nicholas L. Vinci, Jr., Terrance Vinci and Gregory Vinci; and beloved brother of the late Betty Vinci. Being a grandfather gave him great pride and joy. He leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.

Nick proudly served our country in the United States Navy for 5 years, where he traveled the world. After leaving the Navy, he became an United States Marshal, serving his country for over 20 years until he retired as Chief Deputy Marshal of the Southeastern District of Pennsylvania in 1981. He didn't retire though, and went on to work as a process server at Pepper Hamilton LLP for 10 years. He always worked tirelessly for his family, with part-time jobs at the Philadelphia Phillies, Spectracorp and the Keswick Theater.

Nick was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 12384, the FOP, Sons of Italy. He was very generous and contributed to regularly to many organizations.
Family and friends are invited to Nick's Life Celebration on Wednesday, October 7th 2020 from 9:00am to 10:00am at St. Martha Church, 11301 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154 with a mass to follow at 10:00am. Interment to follow at Forest Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nick's memory to the charity of the donor's choice. Life Celebration services entrusted to John F. Givnish Funeral Home 215-281-0100


Condolence & Memory Journal

MY husband John (Jack) Smith work with Nick may he RIP. May the Lord comfort your family.
Dolores A. Smith

Posted by Dolores A Smith - Willow Grove, PA   December 04, 2020

My condolences to Nick's Family, may he Rest In Peace

Posted by Lenny DePaul - New York, NY - Coworker   December 04, 2020

God bless you Nick you always had smile for me and you and I worked many WWITYSEC details together. May you rest in peace.
Louie McKinney former Director of US Marshaks Service.

Posted by Louie Mckinnry - Arnold, MD - Coworker   December 03, 2020


You were one of the brave deputies that changed the country for the better--and stood on that line in Oxford, Mississippi. We all owe you! --Historian and Friend Dave Turk

Posted by Dave Turk - Woodbridge, VA - Friend   December 03, 2020

God Bless you Nick.

Posted by Ed Scheu - Addison, IL - Friend   December 02, 2020

Nick will always be remembered for his generosity and kindness. He was a great neighbor and friend. May he Rest In Peace. Our prayers are extended to his children and grandchildren who loved and cared for him every day.

Posted by Carol Galvelis - Philadelphia, PA - Neighbor   October 07, 2020

Will be with you in spirit today XX

Posted by Julie Haslett - Derry - Family   October 06, 2020

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Estherita Butler - Cape Island, NJ - Friend   October 06, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Nick was a great guy. If you need anything, please let us know..

Posted by Thomas DeAngelo - N. Cape May, NJ   October 06, 2020

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