Age 62, after a brief battle with glioblastoma, passed peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Monday, May 10, 2021, of Brentwood and Baldwin Boro.
Beloved husband of 20 years to Terri A. (Arnoni); proud father of Mario A. Pagano and stepfather of Mackenzie Russ; son of Dora and the late Mario Pagano of Italy; son-in-law of Josephine and the late Albert Arnoni; brother of Carolina (Diego) Mercalli, Nicola Pagano, Roberto (Barbara) Pagano; uncle of Sara Pagano, all of Italy; brother-in-law of Linda (the late Donald) Trimbur, Joanne Witchko, Robert (Michelle) Arnoni, James (Ryan Philip) Arnoni and Ronald (Kris) Arnoni. Also will be missed by his nieces, nephews cousins and friends. Vince was born in Italy and lived in Casale Monferrato, AL Italy before moving to the U.S. He served in the Italian Army as a Lieutenant. He was an avid soccer fan of the Juventus Football Club from Turin, Italy. Vince worked for North American Cerutti which was subsequently bought by The Barry Wehmiller Group for 30 years. Vince was taken from us too soon and will be forever loved and missed by all who knew him. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held in the Chapel on Saturday morning at 10:00. Mask and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to. If desired, family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Western PA Chapter 501 Martindale Street, Ste. 670 Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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L'ho saputo oggi, da un post pubblicato in un gruppo di noi vecchi alpini. Stavo cercando di mettermi in contatto con te in qualche modo da tempo, tu ormai vivevi negli Stati Uniti da tanti anni e non avevamo più avuto modo di vederci o sentirci. Oggi improvvisamente vedendo la tua foto ho rivissuto gran parte di quei fantastici e meravigliosi momenti e quella vacanza trascorsa a casa mia in romagna. Eravamo due bei ragazzoni semplici, scanzonati e innamorati della vita. Ci eravamo conosciuti in quella caserma, tu comandavi la nostra sezione, ma terminate le ore di servizio non esistevano più i gradi, riuscivi ad avere in prestito delle auto offrendo delle licenze in cambio, così spesso uscivamo con le ragazze, naturalmente guidavo io. Così come ho dovuto guidare quando ti ho accompagnato al saluto del Generale per il tuo di congedo. Volevi lo facessi io anche se il mio di congedo sarebbe stato il giorno prima. Tutti pensavano fossi stupido a restare un giorno in più in caserma, ma l'amicizia è così. Il tempo e la vita poi ci hanno allontanati, ma nel mio cuore rimangono incancellabili quei momenti vissuti in compagnia. Ti saluto e ti abbraccio Vince, così ti chiamavano negli States, per me eri semplicemente Enzo. P.S. questa era la canzone che ti piaceva tanto in quel fantastico 1980. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo75gy9E3nE
- Eliseo Zani
Tom and I have just learned that Vinny passed away today. We are extremely saddened by this terrible news. We share so many great and funny moments with both Terry and Vinny over the years. Heaven has gained another beautiful angel. Hey Vinny you're up in heaven what are ya goin' buy for a $1. RIP OUR DEAR FRIEND! We will miss you.
- Tom & Pattie Halligan
Terri, you and your family are in my thoughts n prayers! I'm so sorry for u our loss. Kimberly Dorsch (Fitch)
- Kimberly Dorsch (Fitch)
Dear Vince, a prayer for you and your family.
- Gian Marco Roviglione
I want to remember You with the sunny smile on Your face when You showed me the photograph of Your son. And how You were freeing Your life. Rest in peace with God, my friend. You will miss us. - Mauro Sancio.
- Mauro Sancio
Terry Me Ester and Giuseppe are sorry for Vincenzo loss. We offer you Mario Kenzie, the entire Pagano Family especially Dora & the Arnoni family our deepest condolences. Vince thanks for your long friendship dating back to 1982 and for all the good and bad moment shared working together all over the world but especially the moment we share in ours private live. I will greatly miss you because I lost more then a friend. Ciao Livio
- Livio Michelone
Ciao Vince, grazie per il supporto che mi hai dato in quelle poche occasioni dove ci siamo incontrati e ho avuto il piacere di conoscerti. Sincere condoglianze alla famiglia
- Francesco Valle
Ciao caro Vince, ricordo con simpatia ed affetto i momenti trascorsi insieme, sempre disponibile ad aiutarmi. Certo di portarti sempre nel cuore, mi stringo al dolore dei tuoi cari . Sergio Cordera
- Sergio cordera
Rest in peace dear Vince. Thanks for your sympathy, availability and collaboration in many years of work. A big hug to your wonderful family, which you will watch over, wherever you are.
- Emiliano Finotto
Dear Vince, there are no words to describe this terrible news. You were a kind person, helpful and above all you had a smile for everyone. A big hug and heartfelt condolences to your family.
- Luca Natella
Giampiero Zorigo, Dear Vince i remenber well the first time You came to USA we worked together for a while in Newton NC, Then, i returned, to Italy, You remano in US for your Life, Thank You, your happy smile always support us, my deep simphaty to all the member of the Familie Pagano, and Arnoni, R.I.P. Dead Fiend.
- Giampiero Zorigo
Ciao Vince! Ti aspettavo di incontrarti a Casale Monferrato mentre guidavi una bella auto cabrio con targa Pennsylvania per fare un bel giro insieme; invece tu parti per la tua ultima trasferta dove non serve il passaporto. Abbiamo lavorato insieme, ma abbiamo passato momenti divertenti nelle pause di lavoro. Vola in cielo da dove proteggerai i tuoi cari ! ---- Hi Vince! I've been waiting for see you in Casale Monferrato driving a nice convertible car with a Pennsylvania license plate, and than take a nice ride together. Instead you leave for your last trip where you don't need a passport. We worked together, but we had fun times during work breaks. Fly up in the sky from where you will protect your loved ones!
Caro Vince, è stato un grande piacere averti conosciuto. Resterai sempre nel mio cuore. Un grosso abbraccio ai tuoi cari. Ciao.
- Francesco Bossola
Dear Vince It doesn't seem true to me that you are no longer with us. The sudden and terrible news shocked me deeply as did all the colleagues and friends you have here. I still remember your first day of work in Cerutti when we met, about 40 years have passed but it seems like yesterday. I will remember you seems like a sunny and kind person, always smiling and helpful. Hi Vince. A big hug to your family. Valter Patrucco
- valter patrucco
Caro Vince, ho saputo questa mattina che non sei più tra noi. Da così tanto tempo non ti vedevo né sentivo, ma l'amicizia é amicizia... il tuo sorriso sornione é sempre il tuo sorriso. Direi il ricordo migliore di te. I don't know your family there, far from our Italy, but I send them a big big hug. Sono triste oggi.... Morena
Terri, we are so sorry for your loss. Claudia and I still remember when we first moved to Pittsburgh from Italy, to join Vince at North American Cerutti; we did not know anything about the US and Vince was there, always with a smile, to help us settling in this new world! We cannot forget the day of your wedding, with Vince kneeling in front of you singing a serenade accompanied by his guitar and our young daughter Francesca playing with Mackenzie! Vince was special and always kind, a rare person. Claudia, Francesca and I are close to you, Mario, Mackenzie and the entire Pagano and Arnone families in this tragic moment and we offer all of you our most sincere condolences.
- Luigi and Claudia Pessarelli
Terri, my prayers are with you and the entire Pagano and Arnoni families.
- Connie Stathis
Terri, Sending our most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. What a tremendous loss, Vince will always be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless T.C. and Johna
- Johna Carroll
So sorry for your loss, Terri. I am praying for you and your family. Annette (Zeybel) Hill
- Annette Hill
Terri, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time! Beth and Jim Aubele!❤️
- Beth Aubele
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