Vincent J. Cifaldi Sr.

June 6, 1925
September 15, 2023 (98 years old)

Vincent J. Cifaldi Sr. was a beacon of strength, wisdom, and warmth in the lives of those who knew him. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Vincent’s influence extended far beyond his immediate family. His legacy, established over 98 remarkable years, is a tapestry of love, dedication, and countless memories. As a loyal husband, dedicated father, doting grandfather, and cherished friend, Vincent’s generosity of spirit was palpable to all who crossed his path.

He often regaled his grandchildren with tales of old Philadelphia, sharing wisdom from a life filled with trials and triumphs. Vincent’s passion for his community was evident in his dedication to the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, where he was not just a member but an integral pillar.

His resilience, learned from living through some of the most defining moments of the 20th century, inspired all generations in the family. And even in his later years, Vincent’s sharp wit, warm laughter, and infinite love remained unwavering.

The passing of such a stalwart figure undoubtedly leaves an immense void, but his legacy lives on. Every story shared, every memory revisited, and every life he touched carries a piece of Vincent’s indomitable spirit. As we gather to celebrate his life, we are reminded of the values he held dear – love, family, faith, and community. And while our hearts are heavy with grief, they’re also filled with gratitude for having had the honor of knowing such an extraordinary soul.

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