In Memory of
Lt. Colonel Vincent Peter Schiavoni U.S.A.F. (Retired)
August 9, 1918 – March 13, 2013
Lt. Colonel Vincent P. Schiavoni, U.S. Air Force (Ret), a native of Yonkers, NY, and a resident of Mobile since 1960, died on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at his residence.
Upon his graduation from Manhattan College, NY with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in June 1940, he enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army and stationed at Ft. McClellan, AL. In December 1942 he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. U.S. Army Air Corps and assigned to Maxwell Field, AL where he met 2nd Lt. Catherine R. Sindik, U.S. Army Nurse Corps of Mobile, AL, whom he subsequently married.
During his military career he had many varied assignments including the Pacific Islands, Fairbanks, Alaska, the AF ROTC Faculty at West Virginia University, and Brookley Air Force Base as Executive Officer, Directorate of Material Management, where he retired in November 1964.
He was employed by the American National Bank of Mobile and remained in banking until his retirement in 1986 as Executive Vice-President of AmSouth Bank, Mobile, AL. He was active in many civic, banking and military organizations and activities including instructor for the American Institute of Banking; Management Instructor, University of South Alabama, College of Business and Management Studies; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau; instructor in Career Planning at Spring Hill College and designated as an Accredited Executive in Personnel Management. He served as President of the Mobile Chapter of the Air Force Association; was one of the organizers of the Mobile Veteran’s Day Commission; served as a Chairman and member of the Military Affairs Committee of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce; the Retired Officers Association; the American Institute of Banking and the Building Committee of St. Dominic Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Catherine Sindik Schiavoni; five children, Carol (David) Reichart, Linda Wells, Janice Mendenhall, Michael (Paula) Schiavoni, and Elizabeth Schiavoni; five grandchildren, Katie Reichart, Helen Henry, Rachel McLean, Lt. Will Sibley, U.S. Army and Joe Sibley; five great-grandchildren, Lauren, Ella and Julia McLean, Elizabeth and Anne Portman Henry; and other relatives.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. on Friday, March 15, 2013 at St. Dominic Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 9:30 A.M. until 11 A.M. on Friday at the Church. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Dominic Catholic Church, the Little Sisters of the Poor, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital .
Schiavoni, Vincent P. [MC1940 RIP]
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