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Vince V. Gandolph

April 16, 1966 — August 7, 2013


MADISON - Vince Vito Gandolph, age 47, of Madison. On Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, Vince suddenly let go of life. This brings us great sadness, he was always so full of life.

He was born on April 16, 1966, to Nicholas and Dorothy (Klein) Gandolph. Vince, the youngest of five siblings, grew up in the Dudgeon-Monroe neighborhood, where he delivered the locals their newspapers, mowed their lawns, and sold them their fishin' worms, all just to make a buck.

Vinny, a graduate of West High in 1984, was an outstanding athlete. He lettered in football and wrestling. After high school he went on to MATC, and then off to Stout University to pursue a career in the automotive and part industry, and he has been employed by the City of Madison Fleet Management Division for the last 14 years. Although, Vinny will tell you that the best job he ever had was at the Wingra boathouse. That sure wasn't work, that was livin'. He loved that place!

Over the years, Vito established many long lasting friends. His friends were the thrill and joy of his life. He will forever be grateful for their friendships and the bonds that grew out of doing all the things that they enjoyed together. The Badgers games, the golf outings, the many fishing and boating adventures, all the picnics and coed sports play. Those were his "best-of-times," he loved all of his friends, and they will cherish and miss him forever.

Vito was an awesome son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, friend, and human being. He brought out the best in all of us. Vinny is survived by his brothers, Nick Greco, Tony Angelo (Gandolfo), Steve Leonardo; his sister, Karen Lee; his favorite sister-in-law, Jacki Gandolfo; his special nieces, Jovita (David Brody) and Gina Gandolfo; his nephews, Joe and Lucas Myers; and his great-nieces, Ayla and Eja. He is further survived by his honey, German Shepherd, Jade. He is also survived by his loving mother, Dorothy, whom he admired dearly. She meant all the world to him. Vinny will miss her the most. He was preceded in death by his Pops, Nick, who he respected greatly.

At Vitos request, no visitation or funeral. Instead, he would like some other type of fun activity. As Vinny would say, "Let's just pick up the ball and run with it."

Even when life got hard, Vito raised our lives to a higher level. He treated us all with dignity and respect. Vito is at peace knowing that we will all "walk well." Online condolences may be made at www.informedchoicefunerals.com.
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