Vincent Vera, 89, passed away Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2013, at Mercy Tiffin Hospital.
He was born April 5, 1924, in Houston, Texas, to Jose and Clara (Medina) Vera. He married Guadalupe "Lara" Vera July 3, 1944, and she preceded him in death Aug. 19, 2009.
Survivors include his son, David (Susan) Vera of Carey; six daughters, Lupe (John Ricci) Rodriguez, Gloria (Bob) Hayes, Susan (Jim) Schock and Josie (Jon) Nutter, all of Tiffin, Alice (Dave) Keefe of New Riegel and Martha (Jerry) Boehler of Perrysburg; five sisters, Ruthie Lozano of Houston, Texas, Josie (Israel) Valdez of Harlingen, Texas, Eva (Robert) Powell and Caroline (Jim) Schryer, both of Florida, and Carmen (Dick) Kuhn of Tiffin; a sister-in-law, Marie Vera; 28 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his parents; son, Bobby in 2001; daughter, Virginia in 1965; two infant daughters, Lupe and Clara; a brother, Joe Vera in 2013; and two sisters, Mary Burlile and Clara Carroll.
Vincent was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, and retired in 1988, after 43 years, from Webster Industries. He enjoyed walking, biking, gardening, watching Andy Griffith, horseshoes, playing cards and loved animals, especially feeding squirrels and birds. Vincent also enjoyed going on vacations to visit family and loved holidays and birthdays with his family.
His Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to his funeral.
Friends may visit with the family from 2-6 p.m Sunday, Nov. 3, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. A Christian wake service will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or the Humane Society of Seneca County.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.