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Memorial for Vincent Grimaldi

Born in Philadelphia, PA on Mar. 6, 1935
Departed on Jul. 6, 2013 and resided in Medford Lakes, NJ.
Visitation: Thursday, Jul. 11, 2013
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Service: Thursday, Jul. 11, 2013
11:00 am
Cemetery: New St. Mary's Cemetery
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Vincent Grimaldi of Medford Lakes, NJ died Saturday, July 6, 2013. He was 83. Vince was the brother of Margaret Allen of National Park, Mildred Smith and Claire Brown, both of Florida and the late Nicholas Grimaldi. He was the uncle of Paul and Mark Smith; Paula and Al Pine; Theresa Brown; and William, Steven and Debbie Rivel. A graduate of John Bartram H.S. in Philadelphia, Vince played two seasons on their varsity Basketball Team and was co-captain of the team his senior year. After high school, he traveled to North Carolina and became one of the best players in the history of the Tar Heels program. In 1953 he was named "Most Valuable Player" and "Most Inspirational Player" and became the first player in school history to win both awards. Vince was also on the Tar Heel coaching staff in 1957 when Carolina won the National Championship. Vince served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked for RCA for 10 years and then taught health and physical education at Cherry Hill East for 24 years as well as being Cherry Hill's Assistant Swim Team Coach for 19 years, until retirement in 1992. Funeral Services will be Thursday, July 11th at 11 AM at the Lechner Funeral Home, 24 N. Main St., Medford. Burial is in New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. A viewing will be held Thursday morning from 10 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Vince's memory may be made to Durand Academy and Community Services, 111 Gaither Dr., Ste. 101, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. Condolences can be sent at www.lechnerfuneralhome.com.

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