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Robert John Vinciguerra June 12, 1953 - March 2, 2021

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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.


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    Rod Stephens says

    To Cindy and the rest of the family. My heart pours out to all of you during this truly difficult time. Vinny was so special to everyone he came across and will be missed deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Rest In Peace my friend. Love you bye!

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    Nancy Key says

    My condolences to all of Bobby’s family.. Prayers for God’s peace and comfort during this sad time…😪🙏
    Nancy Agresta Key (cousin)

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    Kelly Bennett says

    I heart goes out to your family through this difficult time. I only had a brief time getting to know Vinny but he was a big joker, even to me as a stranger. My deepest condolences, to the family, especially to his wife Cindi. Words can not express how sorry I am for your untimely loss.

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    Keith Szakal says

    To Vinny’s family and friends: You have my deepest condolences on the loss of Vinny. May the memories of Vinny bring you comfort and peace during this most difficult time. Vinny was a great co-worker and an even better friend to all of us here at USDOT. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as he will be sorely missed, especially by his Office of Security family. Sincerely, Keith Szakal

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    sophia T williams says

    Alhough I haven’t seen my cousin Bobby in years, my heart is sadden to hear of his passing…my deepest condolence to his wife and children, sisters and brother. .May he rest in peace.

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    Kathleen Haro Eggimann says

    Dear Cindy
    We are so very sorry to hear about John’s passing. Please know you are in our prayers.

    God Bless

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    Kathleen Haro Eggimann says

    Dear Cindi,
    We are so very sorry to hear about John’s passing. Please know you are in our prayers.

    God Bless


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    Dennis Davidson says

    To Vinny’s family: I was shocked to hear of Vinny’s passing and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I have missed Vinny since leaving DOT. Vinny would always assistance me with any door or lock issues. Of course, with his assistance he would ALWAYS give me a hard time from operating a screwdriver, to me being a Raven’s fan. Vinny’s has touched so many lives here by the small daily conversations and giving us a laugh for the day. Thank you for sharing him with us.

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    John Sondermann says

    We were so saddened to hear of your loss, Cindi.. Our prayers are with you . Vinny will be missed but I’m sure he has his fellow Marines in stitches up in Fiddler’s Green. God bless you. Semper fidelis.

    John& Wendy Sondermann

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    Kathryn & Greg Smietanski says

    Cindi, We were heart broken to hear of Vinny’s passing. We will miss him greatly. We are holding you and your family close in our prayers during this time of sorrow. May Vinny Rest In Peace. Semper Fidelis & God Bless

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