Vincent F Cimino

1933 ~ 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Vincent Cimino Obituary

HARTFORD CITY, IN--   Vincent F. “Vince” Cimino, 90, passed away Friday morning, October 13, 2023 in the comforts of his home and in the company of family. 

Born on August 22, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of Vincenzo A. and Ezilda F. (DiTullio) Cimino, who immigrated to the United States in 1927.  Vince was proud of his Italian heritage and was raised Roman Catholic, graduating from St. George Parochial School in Pittsburgh, class of 1951.  In his childhood, fifty percent of students in the State of Pennsylvania, attended parochial schools.

In April of 1953, Vince was drafted into military service.  His basic training with the U.S. Army was at Ft. Knox, KY and he served for seventeen months and 20 days in Korea.  Upon his discharge from the Army, Vince continued his education, graduating from Pennsylvania Technical Institute, majoring in electronic engineering.

On April 5, 1956 he married Anna Coyne in Pittsburgh.  Vince was employed from 1959-1965 at Meldar Corporation, as a junior electrical engineer, working on the identification and detection of missles that delivered toxic nerve gas.  This technology is now known as infrared technology. (which was new at the time) 

From 1965-1968 he was employed at Applied Science Industries, as an electronic engineer, there he helped design other ancillary support systems and developed “roller map” navigation.  In 1968, Vince received a promotion to General Manager at ASI, under the Presidency of Leland E. Boren.

In August of 1970, Vince and his family re-located to Hartford City, Indiana where he served in the capacity of Assistant to the President of Avis Industrial Corporation.  He served in general management for several of Avis Corporation’s companies.

February of 1973, Vince purchased Central Manufacturing of Parker City, from the Avis Corporation.  This industry provided the manufacturing/assembly of anti-vibration metal-stampings for the automotive industry. Twenty-one years later, he constructed Hartford Metal Products in Hartford City, to support CMI in the automotive metal stamping industry.

Vince retired in June of 2003, selling both companies that he served as CEO.

He was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hartford City, where he served on parish council, the finance committee and was a regular reader for weekend masses. In addition to his volunteer work at church, he served on the Blackford Community Foundation.  Vince enjoyed a variety of sports including golf and football. He belonged to both the Blackford Country Club and the Delaware Country Club, enjoying a round of golf and other social events. He had been a season ticket holder for both the Pittsburgh Steelers and later, the Indianapolis Colts.  It was imperative to Vince, that all knew his preference of teams, later in life: Washington Commanders (Redskins), because his grandson played for them; Steelers, because it was his hometown, then the Colts. His loyalty to the Colts was instilled long before the team moved to Indianapolis, as Johnny Unitas was a boyhood friend of his.

He leaves behind three daughters:  Michele Dickey, Anita Kerrigan and Marguerite (husband, Tom) Conners; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  Also, a sister, Lucy Rose Cimino Buzzeo of Pittsburgh, PA and one brother, Ennio J. Cimino of Norristown, PA.

Preceding him in death, is his wife of over 65 years, Anna, on Sept. 11, 2021; his mother, on March 30, 1978, his father, on Sept. 5, 1989.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Kevin Hurley at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2023, in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in the Hartford City Cemetery, with military rites rendered by the U.S. Army and the Delaware County Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16th at the Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City.  The recitation of the rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m. Monday, at the conclusion of visitation, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vincent & Anna Cimino Community Fund, c/o the Blackford Community Foundation, P.O. Box 327, Hartford City, IN 47348-0327, or in the form of masses to the church. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Vincent F Cimino, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Vincent F Cimino?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Vincent's memory.


October 16, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Waters Funeral Home
501 W Washington St.
Hartford City, IN 47348

Mass of Christian Burial
October 17, 2023

11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (S. Spring St, Hartford City)


© 2023 Waters Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility