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Vincent Peter Mancuso

August 26, 1940 ~ January 4, 2018 (age 77)

Vincent Peter Mancuso, Sr., 77, of The Harbor Club, died at Saint Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, Georgia. He is survived by his beloved wife of over 53 years, Camille, his two children Vincent Jr. and Gina Marie Thomason. He leaves behind three grandchildren, Vincent III, Cassidy Thomason and Sara Mancuso, his sister Camille Arata in Tampa Florida, his daughter-in-law Nichole Mancuso and son-in-law John Thomason. 

Of his life, he said, “That above all, I had the enormous good fortune of meeting my soul mate and love of my life as a young man of 16. From the first day I told my parents that I knew I would always love and would someday marry her but she wasn’t so sure. Camille and I raised the most wonderful family (including all of the dogs) and I depart this place a very, very proud father, father-in-law and grandfather who loved each and every one of them with all my heart.” 

Vincent is a highly decorated retired Army colonel and master aviator who was shot down four times in combat. Among his medals and awards he received the Combat Infantry Badge, 32 Air Medals (many with V Devices worn to denote "participation in acts of heroism involving conflict with an armed enemy"), the Legion Of Merit, 2 Purple Hearts, 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 2 Bronze Stars w/ V Devices as well as many service medals. During his military career he earned several Bachelor of Arts Degrees, one from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. from the University of California. He is also a graduate of the New Jersey Military Academy. His final two Army assignments were with helicopter research and development and finally as an Inspector General with Forces Command. Vincent was active in the Lake Oconee community, he wrote a widely read political newsletter, was co-founder of the Lake Oconee Tennis Association, was an active golfer and tennis player until he became seriously ill from exposure to Agent Orange while flying in the Vietnam War and he served as the President of The Harbor Club Master Property Owners Association for eight years. He grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey, the only son of Peter and Frances Mancuso originally of Corleone Sicily. 

A memorial will be held on January 21st at The Harbor Club Clubhouse from 3-7. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register. 

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