Robert John Vinciguerra (Aka Bob, Bobby, Vinny) was born June 12, 1953 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania to Dorothy and Vito Vinciguerra. He was the second oldest of four children, his sisters are Beverly Vinciguerra (children are David and Jared Emershaw) and Marie Komrowski (husband is Bill Komrowski), and younger brother Vito Vinciguerra (son is Vito Vinciguerra Jr.).
After high school he served bravely as a Marine in the United States Military where his comrades bestowed the nickname “Vinny” upon him. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was as tough as he was tender. After being discharged, he used his broad handyman skills to build a career in the facilities management industry, which included his own roofing and tiling companies, and facilities maintenance at the detention center in Florence, AZ. Never backing down from a challenge, this would ultimately lead him to retiring as a head locksmith from the Federal Department of Transportation in Washington, DC just before heading back to Arizona and working for ASU.
A lifetime of accomplishments aside, his most impactful role was as a husband and father. In 2002 he married his surviving spouse Cindi Vinciguerra and lovingly helped her raise his stepchildren Victoria Martinez (Luis Martinez son-in-law) and Michael Nuciforo (Brianna Nuciforo daughter-in-law) as if they were his own. Whether living at their side in Arizona or across the country in Virginia, he served his family by caring for his wife, stepchildren, and his mother-in-law with unflinching patience and an abundance of humor. He was always up for traveling, watching a Steeler’s game, or having an adventure in his RV with his five adoring grandchildren Patience, Dominic, Solo, Bella, and Maggie. The family remaining knows their souls will cross paths in the in-between as Vinny watches from above and new life is brought into this world.
On March 2, 2021, he lost his hard-fought battle with the COVID-19 virus and crossed over to be with our Lord and savior. He was both strong, silly, and loved his family to his final breath. He will be missed terribly and loved endlessly by his surviving family and poker buddies. Until they meet again, don’t worry, just “fuggetaboutit”.
Due to the current pandemic, there will be no services held at this time. Thank you for your patience.