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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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403