No Matter What I'll Never Be Too Far
Born: Thursday, 14 January 1960 (Brooklyn, New York)
Passed: Friday, 8 August 2008 (Staten Island, New York)
Vinny DeCicco touched the lives of everyone around him. Vinny, above all else, was a loving father, husband and uncle. On multiple occasions, Vinny was known to rig up the basement of his home like a haunted house, have company watch multiple horror films and then find some excuse for everyone to go in the basement and be scared senseless.
Vinny was one of the biggest Yankees and Cowboys fan anyone had ever met and he was known to call friends after Yankee games to discuss the loss or revel in the victory as if he was Joe Torre. Vinny's love of baseball extended beyond the Yankees, as he managed his own teams at New Springville Little League. He was loved by many parents and players for both being fair and also teaching players how to win the right way. Every summer after baseball season, the DeCicco household was host to backyard parties for players and parents to celebrate the season, regardless of how it ended.
As fair and as caring my dad was to others, it paled in comparison to the love I was shown growing up. My dad was always one of my best friends and would always find time to watch sports, play video games, watch a movie or throw a ball around no matter how many hours he worked that day. He passed down many qualities to me including my love of the Yankees, Cowboys and Seinfeld. There's no words I can use to truly capture how great of a man my father was but to remind myself all I need to do is remember what he used to tell me" "No matter what, I'll never be too far."