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
    Jerry Dowling says:
    First met Vinny in the Wilmington senior softball league. A fine man and gentlemen. Condolences to his family.

  • September 20, 2021
    Loretta Barnes says:
    This is for Debbie and Doreen! So sorry of your dads passing. He was a good friend and neighbor! He always seemed to have a smile! Blessings to you and your faMILIES.

  • September 20, 2021
    George Allen says:
    Vinnie was a favorite of mine on the softball field. What a great guy! Always a smile and a kind word and such a gentle man for his size. It was always a pleasure seeing him when he was playing. Prayers and condolences to his family. Vinnie was a good man.

  • September 20, 2021
    Tina Anderson says:
    My prayers and heartfelt sympathy to Vinnie's family. May Jesus comfort you at this difficult time.

  • September 16, 2021
    Joan Wazybok says:
    Our deepest sympathies to the entire Spolarich family. Love, the Wazyboks