(ABOVE: Vincent Wassman at the Hoboken Veterans’ Day Observance—November 11, 2018. Joe Epstein photo)
Hoboken is noticeably emptier today, with the sad news that our beloved Vincent Wassman has passed. He was 94.
Born on April 1, 1925, Wassman lived his entire life here in Hoboken. Vinny served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict, returning to Hoboken and eventually working as an advisor to the City’s administration.
Vinny was a fixture around town—always a welcome sight to see as he took his strolls with his cherished pal Cole, who sadly passed away earlier this year.
Predeceased by his wife Nona, Wassman is survived by five children and 11 grandchildren. He leaves behind a legacy of joy and perseverance.
Hoboken will miss him very much.
Visitation for Vincent Wassman will be held on Sunday October 13th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. and Monday October 14th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home (7th & Washington, Hoboken).
Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Sts Peter and Paul Church in Hoboken (4th & Hudson, Hoboken) at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Legion Post 107, Attn: Building Fund – P.O. Box 906 Hoboken, NJ 07030 and the Hoboken Elks, Lodge #74 Attn: Special Needs Children’s Fund.