Vincent Spolarich

June 21, 1931 - September 16, 2021
Vincent Spolarich

Vincent Spolarich, 90, of Wilmington, NC died Thursday, September 16, 2021, in Lower Cape Fear Life Care, Hospice of Wilmington.

Born June 21, 1931, in Camerovac, Yugoslavia, he was the son of the late Mile and Anna (Maranich) Spolarich. In 1937 he came to America as an immigrant from Yugoslavia. He entered the United States at the Port of Ellis Island and migrated to Ambridge, PA where he lived and worked until he retired then moved to North Carolina.

He was a retired employee of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. He previously sang in the church choir and was an usher. He was a member of the Wilmington Senior Softball League and Senior Bowling League, a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union and a Korean War Veteran. He loved to golf, read, and watch his grandchildren play sports. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan and loved watching wrestling on TV.

He was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn, his son Donald (Donnie), a brother Donald and two sisters, Catherine, and Mary.

Surviving are his daughters Debra Cool (Harry Cool), Castle Hayne, NC, and Doreen Murnock (Rick Murnock), Purlear, NC. Daughter-in-law, Diana Spolarich, Castle Hayne, NC and his sister Catherine Losch, New Smyrna Beach, FL. His grandchildren Jennifer Murnock Schriber (Alex), Wake Forest, NC, Amber Spolarich Langley (Jake), Cedar Grove, NC, Sarah Murnock Mellon (Bryan), Jacksonville, NC, Adam Spolarich (Daniella), Wollongong, Australia and his four beautiful great grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews.

He loved to dance, sing, and smile. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, September 21st, 2:00 PM, St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 4849 Castle Hayne Rd., Castle Hayne, NC 28429.

Memorial contributions can be made to Lower Cape Fear Life Care, Hospice of Wilmington, NC, or St. Stanislaus Church.

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  • September 20, 2021
    Prayers and our condolences to all the family members.

  • November 16, 2021
    Nancy Sabolic McCormack says:
    Debbie, Doreen and family. I am so deeply saddened to hear of your dads passing. I have so many fond memories of him and your mom and Donnie. I'm sure he is playing his favorite Croatian songs on his tambura in heaven....Love, Nancy

  • September 29, 2021
    Doreen Murnock says:
    Thank you everyone for the wonderful memories of Dad. I know he touched so many lives and has always been so fun and smiling. We all miss his dearly but his memories will help us all get through ❤️

  • September 25, 2021
    Christine Edgerton says:
    Debbie We are so sorry to hear the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you remember the days ahead all the loving memories of your dad. Al and Christine Edgerton

  • September 21, 2021
    Jim and Caroline Bordeaux says:
    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He is resting peacefully now with your Mom and brother looking down upon you all. With sympathy, Jim and Caroline