Due to a variety of factors family and friends are not able to gather at this time to honor and celebrate Vince's life. Please share memories and words of comfort in Vince's online guestbook. You are also invited to upload photos of him to his online photo gallery.
Vincent B. Smith, of Binghamton NY, unexpectedly passed away on January 3, 2021. He was a blessing and beautiful spirit to all who knew him for 62 years.
He is predeceased by his parents Gurney and Ann Smith, of Binghamton NY. He is survived by his much-loved wife of 33 years, Annette (Sadler), and their daughters Chelsea (Cory) McManues, of Johnson City NY, and Courtney (Michael) Miller, of Vestal NY.
VinMan, as he is known by family and friends, is survived by his brothers Richard (Kathleen) Smith, of Richboro PA, and James (Bette Ann) Smith, of Lebanon PA, and his sisters Patricia (Timothy) Bowman, of Vestal NY, and Christine Smith, of San Antonio TX.
A most dedicated family man, he will be lovingly remembered as Papa by his precious granddaughter Luciella as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Vince graduated from Binghamton North High School, where he was a valued member of the Binghamton Indians Basketball Team. He attended Union College, Broome Community College and Utica College, graduating with a degree in accounting and business management.
Formerly, he served as an accountant and treasurer with the Union-Endicott School District and with the merged Binghamton, Vestal and Union Endicott School Districts. He also served as a fiscal advisor at the Central Business Office of BOCES (Binghamton Occupational Career Educational Services) before his retirement in 2019 after 35 years of service.
Vince was an active member and served on many committees at First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City.
He was a “pit parent” for the Binghamton High School Marching Band and coached softball for more than 10 years with the Binghamton Recreation League. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting trips. He made beautiful memories during annual beach vacations in North Carolina with his family.
Vince was a remarkable man always considerate and loving to all -- and loved by all. He touched so many lives with generosity and joy. Our hearts ache with how much he will be missed.
A memorial service with be scheduled for a future date to be announced by the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home.
Please make a gift in Vince's memory to either the ASPCA or No Child Goes Hungry.
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