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Obituary of Vincent J. Vater
VATER Vincent J. Age 80 of Pittsford, NY formerly of Horseheads , NY and Syracuse , NY passed away on Wednesday October 3, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester , NY. Vincent was born September 1 , 1932 in Elmira , NY the son of the late Alfred Charles and Mary Margaret Hause Vater . He was a graduate of Horseheads High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from St. John Fisher College in Rochester , NY . Vinnie was a Veteran of The Korean War serving his country with The U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Vater earned his Master's Degree from Indiana University . He retired from Syracuse University as Director of Endowments and Special Programs . In addition to his parents , Vinnie was pre-deceased by his first wife Mary Noonan Vater on March 17 , 1965 , his brother A. Charles "Chuck" Vater Jr. , his sisters Frances D. Vater Wylie on September 10 , 2012 and Helen Vater Mann , and by his brothers-in-law Richard Mann and Charles A. "Chub" Wylie Sr. Vinnie was a gentle man who always put his family first. Vincent is survived by his wife Jean Protchenko Vater ; son : Kurt A. Vater of Rochester , NY and his son Kaelin Vater ; twin daughters and son-in-law : Johanna Vater & Jeff Diamond and their son Van Vater Diamond of Oakland , CA and Gretchen Vater of Brooklyn , NY ; sister-in-law : Joan Kearney Vater of Honeoye Falls , NY ; several nieces , nephews , cousins , and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Sunday October 7, 2012 from 2-4 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday October 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Interment in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Vater.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Vincent Vater, please visit Tribute Store
Monday, October 8, 2012
St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads,, NY
816 W. Broad St.
Horseheads, New York, United States