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Mary McCoy

Vince McCoy

November 23, 1952 - April 12, 2020

Please find the "Posts" tab to leave us a memory of Vince. We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Vince McCoy. Collecting your stories, memories, and photos here will offer us great comfort. We know Vince brought joy to many people throughout his life and we would love to hear in what ways...  see more

Vincent Jerome McCoy, 67, of Rochester, MN died unexpectedly Sunday, April 12th, 2020 in his home. View his burial service on 4/15/2020 here:  Vince was born November 23rd, 1952 in Rochester, MN to Leonard and Mary (Coleman) McCoy. He graduated from Lourdes Highschool, in 1971 and grew up as a member of St. Pius Parish.  Vince earned a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Minnesota. On...  see more
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  • Claudia  Gowan
    I stumbled on this news of Vince's death tonight. We were in high school together & were members of an elite club: we were Valentine's babies - there were a bunch of us in that class. What is so sttiking about your description of his life is what an...  more
  • Julie Scheeringa
    It was so wonderful to have the whole McCoy family in Peru on a service trip!
  • MaryCarol Badat
    Dear Hila,
    I am so sorry for your loss and Vince’s passing. I so enjoyed seeing you both at our peace corps reunion. I was struck by Vince’s warmth and kindness- it hadn’t changed an iota in 35 years!
    I wish you love and comfort,
    Mary Carol
  • Dan Wagner
    My last remembrance of Vince, was when he and Oddie rode their bicycles up to Boulder from Denver to visit Sue and I after we moved into our apartment in 1976. He was always a joy to be around, always had a smile on his face and love in his heart. He...  more
  • Tony and Lynn Meine
    Hila and family,
    So sorry to hear of Vince's passing. We all loved his friendly smile and his great laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you in these difficult times.
  • Elizabeth Clark
    I am so very saddened, Hila, for you and your family. You were my roommate during training in the Peace Corps in Swaziland, and the first one to become "imprinted" into my memories of that great time. When I first met your new friend Vince,...  more
  • Marilyn & Loren Deling
    We are so sorry to learn of Vince’s passing. We first knew Vince as our son Bryce’s good grade school friend Jack’s dad and the best Boy Scout leader ever. When we think of Vince, we think of his quick warm smile and welcoming manner. He was one of...  more
  • Denise Bonde
    Hila, Jack and Mary,
    Our hearts grieve with you during your loss. Vince was always joyful, humble and giving. This photo is with my daughter Meredith who volunteered to help him on October 14, 2017, which was the last day that he picked up donated food...  more
  • Katie Hanson
    Vince never failed to greet me with a welcoming smile and a "How's Katie today" every visit to Camp McCoy. He truly was the most happy go lucky guy I have ever met. He would always be around smiling and laughing with us through all our girl talk and...  more
  • Melissa Schmid
    Vince was a kind-hearted man who radiated Christ's light. I feel so blessed to have known him from Greater Rochester Rotary. Thank you, Vince, for living 'service above self'. Peace to you, Mary, and your family.
  • Don Fell
    I've known of Vince since joining the Greater Rochester Rotary Club after moving to the community in 2010. His tremendous smile and welcoming nature helped me feel accepted and supported as a rotary member. Recently, he volunteered to serve on our...  more
  • Carol Kneeskern
    So very sorry to hear about Vince. I graduated from Lourdes with Vince, attended RCC and U of M. He was a friend to all whom he encountered. Saw him way too infrequently, mostly rare class reunions in recent decades, but his wonderful smile and...  more
  • Pat Kane
    Great memory with the McCoys in Cancun. Vince wanted to rent the “clown” cars. Happy pictures of Halloween. The “potato family “. Will miss your happy-go-lucky attitude. You were one of the nice guys and will be deeply missed by the Kane’s.
  • Charlie Sparks
    Charlie Sparks added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Vince McCoy:
  • Charlie Sparks
    I am so sorry to hear of Vince passing. Throughout high school and college Vince was part of my life. Life moves on and so did I, but the laughs and Joy Vince brought into my life will remain forever. I will truly miss Vince!
  • Nancy Werning
    The Werning family sends its deepest condolences. Our memories go back to when Julia was born and we were paired with the best pediatrician ever, Hila. I heard the sweet, sweet story of how Vince extended his Peace Corps assignment so he could be with...  more
  • Hayley Möessner
    What I will always remember about Vince is any time I was at Camp McCoy Vince had the most welcoming smile on his face and always made me feel like I was at home. He will be so so missed and although I am not close in miles I am just a phone call away if...  more
  • Vicki Kreofsky
    I am so sad and shocked to hear this news. I just saw Vince at Mayo where I teach. We talked for a few minutes before he was off to volunteer his time with a group of teachers and students. I feel very lucky to have had that interaction with him. I will...  more
    • Vicki Kreofsky
      Mary McCoy He loved being a mentor for many students over the years.
      • April 14, 2020
  • Barb Schramm
    My heart aches for your family. Vince was one of a kind. I got to know him when we worked together at Channel One, and often hit the lunch room at the same time. His travel stories were fascinating, and he inspired me to travel. Vince, you will be missed!
    • Barb Schramm
      Mary McCoy He had some pretty amazing adventures. Thank you for sharing
      • April 14, 2020
  • Mark Rieder
    Vinny you paddled away much too soon. Thanks for being a fountain of joy and volunteerism. Add us to the many who will miss the spirit you brought to everything.
    Mark and Coleen Rieder
    • Mark Rieder
      Mary McCoy He loved his adventures with you Mark thanks for being a life long friend
      • April 13, 2020
  • Melena Nelson
    The McCoys are a second family to me. Growing up at Camp McCoy meant lots of great memories, many of them involving Vince shaking his head with a smile and a look of “oh girls”.. from riding the go-cart around the yard, lounging in the pool, or...  more
    • Melena Nelson
      Mary McCoy "oh-girls" and make sure to set us up with the mini TV with VCR and both Grease AND Grease 2 for entertainment
      • April 13, 2020
  • Kelli Sandhurst McConahey
    I’m so glad to have known Vince! He always had a smile and just always seemed to enjoy life. And Harley sure did love Farmer Vince’s green beans (she wouldn’t eat mine!). He was a wonderful man, and I’m sure going to miss his smiling face when we visit Camp McCoy.
    • Kelli Sandhurst McConahey
      Mary McCoy Farmer Vince had the best veggies! Gave us all so much energy
      • April 13, 2020
  • Casey Boettcher
    Glad to have met Vince. Awesome guy! He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the McCoys.
  • Craig Snyder
    Uncle Vince was the most happy go lucky guy I knew. We are so lucky to have spend many a vacation in Florida together. I will miss our late night talks around the patio table. We love you Aunt Hila, Jake and Mary. Love Craig Cindy and Josephine.
    • Craig Snyder
      Mary McCoy Love you Craig! Such good memories
      • April 13, 2020
  • Gretchen Brinkman
    So blessed to have made so many memories with this amazing family! We LOVE you all so much. Always and forever our 2nd family!
  • Mary McCoy
    Mary McCoy added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Vince McCoy:
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  • Mary McCoy
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  • Mary McCoy
    Mary McCoy added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Vince McCoy: