September 28, 1933 - December 11, 2011
Born in Globe, AZ.
Resided in Salinas, CA
The son of a copper miner, he lived in Globe with his parents and brother and sister, until the age of 12. At that time, the family moved to Soledad, CA to find a better occupation as a youth, Vince and his siblings helped the family out by working in the fields in the Salinas Valley. He did this while still attending school and graduated from Gonzales High school in 1952. By 1956, he was drafted by the Army and eloped with a then, Irene Rojas before being shipped off to Germany. He was stationed in Germany for 18 months before coming home after an honorable discharge in 1958. Vince and Irene made a new home for themselves in Salinas after he returned from the army. He began work at the Post Office in 1959 as part time clerk/carrier and gradually worked his way up the ladder, from supervisor to manager of customer service's and finally post master in 1993. In addition to his postal career, he spent time on the planning commission for the city of Salinas in the 1980's. He was also a member of member of Rotary and Salinas Elks Lodge #614. He retired as a Postmaster in 1997 and the last 14 years he spent time tending to his garden, working on his house projects and being grandpa to his three grandchildren.
Vincent is survived by his wife of 55 years Irene Sias of Salinas,
Daughter, Michelle (Doug) Perkins, Grandsons, Colin Perkins, Chase Perkins, Granddaughter, Amanda Perkins all of Madera, Brothers,
Henry Sias of Salinas, Gilbert Sias of San Jose, Sister, Rose Molina of Gonzales.
Visitation will be held 1:00P.M.to 5:00P.M. Monday, December 19, 2011, at Struve & Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St. Salinas, CA. 93901
Rosary will be held 7:00 P.M. Monday Evening, December 19, 2011 at Struve & Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St. Salinas, CA 93901.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00A.M. Tuesday December 20 2011 at Madonna Del Sasso Church 320 East Laurel Drive, Salinas CA 93906.
Burial to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA.93907.
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