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Vincent Majeski

Vincent Majeski

d. March 14, 2024

Philadelphia

Vincent Majeski, age 76, of Jenkintown, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2024 with family by his side. Endeared as Dziadzi (Polish for grandpa), Vinnie, Uncle Vince, Wincent, and Pop, he made a positive impact on all he met. Vince was well known for his jovial personality, helping everyone he could, inserting lighthearted jokes into every conversation, and placing a smile on everyone’s face.
 
Vincent was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Sophie (Potok) Majeski, and beloved wife of 43 years, Barbara (Sendak). He was the proud father of David (Joanne), Dziadzi to Andrew and Lauren, and big brother to his siblings Christine, Teresa, and Michael.
 
Born on April 11, 1947, Vince grew up in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia attending St. John Cantius elementary school until 4th grade, when the family moved to the Juanita neighborhood.  He was enrolled in Holy Innocents Parish and was an altar boy, school safety, played youth sports, worked a number of jobs for his uncles, and had a great group of neighborhood friends.  His hobbies included playing the guitar (“Lady of Spain” repeatedly) and building model cars which later translated into a fascination with all things automotive.  Many weekends were spent at the Atco and Langhorne Speedways watching the races.
 
A 1965 graduate of Northeast Catholic High School, Vince excelled in Track & Field and Cross Country.  He joined Plumbers Union 690 after graduation and began what would be a 50+ year association.  Drafted into the US Army in 1966, he took his unit’s motto (12th Infantry Regiment assigned to the 199th Light Infantry Brigade) to heart, "Ducti Amore Patriae, Having Been Led by Love of Country.”  His service in Vietnam (1967-68) at a young age made a lasting impression. He completed his tour in the Army with the Military Police out of Fort Dix, NJ while being close to his family.  Service and patriotism were core aspects of his life and created his strong veteran identity. He was an active VFW member and promoter of veterans affairs.  He enjoyed the camaraderie at his ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) lunches with fellow vet friends.  Long hours at local diners talking about all things under the sun with his buddies was a great day to him.
 
Vince was a proud Union plumber who helped build the area’s infrastructure. He loved driving his pickup trucks and carpooling with coworkers to job sites across the region. He was well-known to all the trades as Vinnie who is not too Skinny.  Every drive with family included him pointing out the hundreds of sites he helped construct; it would’ve been easier to identify the places he didn’t work!  His career culminated in helping to build the impressive first Comcast tower, climbing dizzyingly tall heights to get the job done.
 
Above all else, Vince was a devoted family man. Whether it was his role as Scout leader, the school’s Santa Claus, sideline cheerleader, or taxi driver to sporting competitions, he loved every minute of being a dad. This was only to be topped with doting on his 2 grandkids, bringing them to nature trails, the arcade, favorite treats, and the all-time favorite Disney trip on the auto train.
 
As a nature lover, Vince enjoyed exploring trails and viewing wildlife.  He shared that love with his family which made it easy for gift giving.  Buy a new hat or walking boots, a bird book and binoculars, and Vince was a happy man.  Some of his favorite trips were with family taking in the grandeur of the American West and the annual fishing trip to the Thousand Islands/Canada.
 
Vince was a man who honored his heritage and traditions.  He never passed up a hearty Polish meal especially when kielbasa and pierogis were on the menu. Just be sure the right horseradish (Polish red beets) was on the table.  Holidays and milestone events always invited the famous feasts lovingly prepared by his wife.  He was a foodie before the term came into vogue.  Hoagies, pizza, steak sandwiches, and of course, ice cream were his favorites. 
 
An avid fan of Philadelphia sports his entire life, he duly accepted the consequences…there were to be many more losses than wins (Them Bums).  Thankfully, he finally did see his beloved Eagles win a Super Bowl.  In his last years he became a connoisseur of classic television, debating the merits of MeTV and TV Land channels.  
 
We now envision Vince and Barbara reunited in their favorite activity - birdwatching on the patio while drinking coffee.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Slabinski Sucharski Funeral Home (2614 Orthodox Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137on Saturday April 6th.Visitation from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, brief funeral service at 11:30 AM with luncheon to follow. A private interment and military honors will be held at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at a later date.  
 
In lieu of flowers and to honor the memory of Vince, a donation in his name can be made to:
- CurePSP https://www.psp.org
- Disabled American Veterans  https://www.dav.org
- Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust https://pennypacktrust.org

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

9:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

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