Philip Vinci

October 3, 1924July 30, 2018
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Philip Vinci was born on October 3, 1924 and passed away on July 30, 2018


  • Karen Vinci, Daughter
  • Sue Vinci, Daughter
  • Phylis Vinci-Ashe, Daughter
  • Mr. Vinci also leaves two grandchildren, Alexis and Collin to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation Monday, August 20, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, August 21, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Philip Vinci

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Larry Mandell

September 11, 2018

I can honestly say that the greatest memories we have of Phil are how happy he made my mom, Barbara Mazac. Phil and my mom were best friends. They called each other everyday, they traveled to casinos on a regular basis, went out to eat together and they took care of each other when they were sick. I truly believe they were best friends and they lived longer and had so many happy times because they cared so much for each other. Phil was like an uncle to us and our boys Alec and Ari and he always asked them about school from Junior High through College. He always gave us advice. He was part of our family. We miss you Phil, but I know that you and my mom are still having fun now in heaven.
Love Larry, Yvette, Alec and Ari

Joanie Summers

September 1, 2018

There was never a time when you weren’t part of our lives! From the house on 115th to Margie Lane you were always part of the memories that were being made. You were always there for me too and I remember on several occasions I called you before I called mom and dad because I knew you’d help me through whatever issue I was dealing with. I’ll miss you tugging on my hair and asking if it was real or another wig! You’re with daddy and Mike now and I’m hoping you guys are golfing or playing cards! I love you and I’ll miss you but I’m so very happy you were part of the Possemato’s life! Till we meet on the other side. Ciao Joanie

Robbin Andersen

August 18, 2018

Uncle Phil has a special place in my heart. My earliest memory of him was when I was a little girl. Uncle Phil, his brothers, Frank & Joey, and my grandpa Tom would be in the kitchen sitting around the table playing cards and smoking. I wanted to go run through the sprinklers but I had to pass through the kitchen to get outside...I was afraid of Uncle Phil because of his deep voice!!! This happened at my mom’s parents, Tom and Anne’s, home on Bellevue in Los Angeles. This scenario happened several times. Alas I grew out of my fear of uncle Phil. He would ask me if I was afraid of him. He was always fun to be with. I will miss him.

Danny Bruccoliere

August 18, 2018

I have known Karen for over 40 years from when I lived in California, I have had the pleasure of being in Phil's company on a few occasions I found him to be very personable and pleasant to be around, leaving a lasting impression. as if I had known him all my life. I also felt a special connection as my Dad's name was also Phillip, and had passed at a young age. Needless to say I can see there were lots of good memories with family and he will be missed. R.I.P.

Robert Foertsch

August 17, 2018

My fondest memory of Mr. Phillip Vinci was when we first met, Thanksgiving day at the (old) Villa Nova restaurant in Newport Beach, CA in the nineteen nineties. Karen was gracious enough to invite me as my family was traveling for the holidays. Her only stipulation was that I'd be meeting her father, who owned several businesses and was also "ex-military". With this in mind, I was mildly concerned the dinner conversation with Mr. Vinci may include a detailed discussion of my background... and also some questions regarding my intentions towards his beautiful daughter ! Instead, my recollection of the dinner was that Mr. Vinci was one of the nicest, down to earth, friendliest gentlemen I'd ever met. He welcomed me as if I was a new member of the family and we had an awesome time and dinner celebration. I was totally comfortable that day with my new "family" and I recall I was also quite impressed with Phillip's overall knowledge on a wide variety of discussion topics, including my favorite, baseball and horse racing.

Although we saw each other later at other gatherings, I will always remember most and be thankful to Mr. Vinci for being a great dinner host and ensuring I had a great time, that day we first met in November 1994.

Patty Ochrenyk

August 16, 2018

There are so many fond memories of my Uncle Phil, but the ones I treasure most is when he would visit with my family in New Jersey. We would always spend time just hanging out and eating good old Italian food. R.I.P Uncle Phil!!! Love your niece Patty! Xoxo
The picture I shared is from 2004 from my daughter’s wedding. Uncle Phil, Anna Vinci-DiNizio( Phil’s sister and my mom) and Jimmy Vinci ( Phil’s brother and my uncle)

Patty Ochrenyk

August 16, 2018

There are so many fond memories of my Uncle Phil, but the ones I treasure most is when he would visit with my family in New Jersey. We would always spend time just hanging out and eating good old Italian food. R.I.P Uncle Phil!!! Love your niece Patty! Xoxo
The picture I shared is from 2004 from my daughter’s wedding. Uncle Phil, Anna Vinci-DiNizio( Phil’s sister and my mom) and Jimmy Vinci ( Phil’s brother and my uncle)

Karen Vinci

August 15, 2018

Vinci’s Coat of Arms !

Steve Carreon

August 15, 2018

Im always remember those days when im taking care of you. Especially when you call me ( Thats My Boy) and im always pray for you. Rest in peace DAD

Karen Vinci

August 15, 2018

Dads 90th Birthday Party ! He loved it, he was with his Family. ❤️


If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Philip Vinci. He was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to him because he was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around him had whatever they needed.

      Philip was born In his home in Plainsfield, New Jersey. He was the son of Carmella and Greg. Philip was raised in Plainsfield, New Jersey. During his childhood he learned to be reliable and respectful. Philip was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. He found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Philip's personality throughout his life.

      Though Philip was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with his family, he was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Philip was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Philip worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. Philip was raised with 4 siblings Frank, Ann, Joe, Jimmy. Philip and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

      As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of his experiences, Philip was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although he had an exacting nature, Philip was always tactful. One thing Philip will certainly be remembered for is that, when he got up in the mornings, he was ready and raring to go. As a young boy, Philip had a number of interests and was an active child. He was a Boy Scout. In his spare time he liked to go to the gym, play golf, cards, poker and to read.

      For Philip, the school routines were never a problem although he generally preferred variety to structure. He seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And he was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Philip was also adept at details. Philip was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was history.

      College can be a challenge, but Philip appeared to be well equipped to succeed. He had a knack for staying focused and on track no matter what was going on around his. Philip had the ability to work undisturbed through all of the constant interruptions that are a regular part of college life. Philip enjoyed using the skills he'd already learned and applying them to new courses. He knew the facts and rarely made factual errors. His favorite course was history.

      There was one thing that all of Philip's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that he was a talker. He could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Philip was such a popular person throughout his life. But Philip was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Philip was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While he maintained personal standards and his own personal values, Philip was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Philip was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Philip was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Philip made friends, he made true and lasting friendships. He became a business partner with Paul, Louie and George and iniciated The Del Amo Liquor in Lakewood, CA and the Wonderland Liquor in Anaheim they became partners for life.

      Harmony was important to Philip and he made every effort to maintain it with his family. Philip was blessed with Three Children, Karen, Sue and Phyllis. They were also blessed with Two granchildren, Alexis and Collin. Philip was always conscious of the feelings others had. He was reasonable and understanding. His secret of success in this area was simple: Philip would listen before he would act.

      Taking his work seriously came naturally to Philip, and he expected the same from those around him. Philip was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. He was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in his good communication skills. Philip was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Philip handled well. He could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” His primary occupation was Business Owner. He brought harmony to his work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for his colleagues.

      Blessed with a practical nature, Philip was a person who appreciated the routine of the military. He was a man who took his obligations seriously, working well with the others in his unit. Philip was a Navy veteran. He was in the South Pacific from 1941 to 1946. Philip saw action for World War II. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of Mechanical Engineer.

      A methodical man, Philip enjoyed spending time working on his various hobbies. He had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that he could have something to show for his efforts. His favorite pursuits were playing cards, golf, reading, cooking and traveling.

      Philip was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever he said something, he meant it. Philip was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. He was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. He was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember him for most is the fact that he was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life he touched will miss Philip Vinci.