John Vincent

Obituary of John Orrin Vincent

John Orrin Vincent, 74, of Rotterdam, NY, passed away on August 31, 2023, at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, after bravely battling a long illness. He was born on September 3, 1948, in Albany, NY. John, known to his loved ones as a devoted husband, caring father, and doting grandfather, will be deeply missed.

John is survived by his beloved wife, Virginia Vincent, whom he married June 16, 1979, his daughter Amy (Thomas) Buckton, and his cherished grandchildren, Chloe and Christopher. He is also survived by his brothers David (Ann) Vincent, Robert (Donna) Vincent, Richard Vincent, and Thomas Vincent, as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

John is predeceased by his parents, Orrin and Esther Vincent, his brother Earl Vincent, and sister Mary Fear.

John attended Duanesburg Central School, graduating in 1967, where he laid the foundation for his future endeavors. After completing his education, John dedicated himself to serving his country in the Army. He was on active duty from July 1967 to September 1973. He is a Vietnam War Veteran, serving from 1967 to 1969.  After active duty, he served in the Army National Guard until he was honorably discharged in 1993. He was a machinist for the General Electric Company, Power Systems Division in Schenectady, and a machinist at the U.S. Army’s Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet. Later in life he worked at the Watervliet Arsenal as a Security Guard until he retired in 2010. His commitment and dedication to his military associations, as well as hard work, were unwavering.

John loved history, and could tell you any fact about World War II. He enjoyed doing crafts and giving them to anyone he came in contact with. John was generous, loving, and friendly, making a connection with everyone he spoke to. Above all, he adored his grandchildren. They were the light of his life.

In honor of John's memory, contributions can be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the ASPCA. These organizations held a special place in John's heart, and donations made in his name will continue his compassionate legacy.

John will forever be remembered for his selflessness, love for his family, and unwavering dedication to his country.
May he rest in peace, knowing that his memory will live on in the hearts of all those who knew and loved him.
Cremation has taken place through the care of Simple Choices, Inc.
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