Vincent G. Blasi
Vincent G. Blasi

October 1, 1928 - June 25, 2018
Born in Newark, NJ
Resided in Linden, NJ
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home


Vincent G. Blasi, 89, of Linden, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 at The Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains surrounded by the family that loved him dearly.

Born in Newark, he was raised in Iselin, and lived in Linden for the last 45 years. Vince was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the US Army’s 1221st Engineering Regiment from 1951 to 1953.

Vince had a long professional career retiring from Alloy Steel as a Purchasing Agent, and later retiring again from United Counties Trust Company in Cranford.
In his younger years, Vince was an avid bowler and played baseball in several adult leagues. He loved fishing and the New York Yankees. However, of all his loves, he loved spending time with his family and was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, Pop Vince, and uncle.

Vince was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Gertrude (nee Messinger), in 2004, his son Jeffrey in 1968, and by his parents. Surviving are his sister-in-law, Lorraine Carhart (Bob); his sister, Wilma Henninger; his nieces, Donna Mugavero (Michael Pennella), Diane Scott, Allyson Blanford (Brian), Debra McCall, Nancy Ferioli, Carol Messinger, and Sharon Birch; his nephews, Glenn Messinger (Janine), Mark Henninger and Kirk Henninger. He was also predeceased by two additional nephews, Frederick Messinger and Mark Messinger. Vince is also survived by grandnieces and grandnephews, Nicole (Nick), Jeffrey, Madelyn and Zachary who were a big part of his life and whom he completely adored.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Road, Clark on Friday at 11:30 am. Burial will follow at Hazelwood Cemetery in Colonia. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Thursday, June 28, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Service
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Friday, June 29, 2018
11:30 AM
Hazel Wood Cemetery
West Lake Avenue
Clark, NJ US 07066
Friday, June 29, 2018
12:15 PM


St. Jude Children's Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-9959


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