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Sparkman Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1029 South Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX

OBITUARY

Vincent Greenwood Ahern

December 7, 1921October 21, 2019

Vincent G. Ahern, aged 97, of Plano TX, passed away in the early hours Monday, October 21st.

He was born in Dallas, TX on December 7th, 1921. Vincent graduated from North Dallas High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

Vincent’s university studies were interrupted by World War II. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and worked as an airplane mechanic. He was proud of his service, and in recent years, he loved to wear his Army Air Corps cap with the WWII Veteran pin. He had many wonderful conversations with the folks who would thank him for his service. Following the army, Vincent had a distinguished career as an Engineer in sales and was the founding partner of Atlas Engineering, Inc. He was a proud member of the Engineer’s Club in Dallas.

As a lifelong Catholic, Vincent’s faith was the foundation of his life and he lived it every day. He was a parishioner of St. Mark’s Catholic Community of Plano where he served as an usher and was a member of the Serra Club and the Empty Nesters.

Vincent married the love of his life, Florence Muse, on May 27th, 1949. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary after raising six children and doting on 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Among those who will deeply miss the presence of Vincent in this life are his lovely bride, Florence Muse Ahern, his children and children-in-law Michael and Maureen Ahern, Margaret Duffy, Kevin Ahern, John and Celeste Ahern, Alice and Mark Stepneski, and Andrew and Kristin Ahern, grandchildren Elizabeth Ahern, Sean and Brittany Ahern, Shannon Duffy, Cynthia Duffy, James and Katie Lewis, Chris and Megan Lewis, Andrew Stepneski with Nicki Elliott, Mary and Charles Tye, Nicholas Stepneski, Aidan Ahern, and great-grandchildren Harvey Ahern, Evelyn Duffy, Jonathan McDairmid, Taylor McDairmid, Zana Lewis, Brigid Lewis, Jimmy Lewis, John Lewis, Genevieve Lewis, Peter Lewis, Levi Lewis, Lorelai Lewis, Adalaide Lewis, Finnian Lewis, and Isla Tye, great-great-grandchild Colton McDairmid, and friends too numerous to list.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 27, 2019
  • Rosary Sunday, October 27, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Committal Service to Follow Monday, October 28, 2019

Memories

Vincent Greenwood Ahern

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Dave Pellerin

October 29, 2019

We will miss Vince very much. He was a great friend and he was always upbeat. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend his funeral Mass. We will keep Vince and his family in our prayers.

Jo Ann & Anthony Scamardo

October 25, 2019

Dear Peggy and the rest of your wonderful family,

We will, always, remember, every Sunday, looking forward to seeing Vincent and the family at St. Mark's. He was always, always, so cheerful and witty. No one could outdo his wit. He has to have led a very happy, productive life. After reading about his college and business careers, as well as his time spent in the Service of our Country; and, actually, knowing him, Tony and I, both ,agree that he is leaving a very beautiful legacy for the family; which has to give all of you so much consolation, as well as, assurance of where he is now. There is no doubt, that he is enjoying the heavenly fruits of all his endeavors in life, with his Creator, our beautiful and wonderful Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, and all the saints and angels, who welcomed him into Heaven on his glorious day!

God bless all of you! With much love and admiration,
Tony & Jo Ann Scamardo

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY