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International Player Frank Vincenzo, 73
May 1, 2014Frank William Vincenzo, 72, who played for a number of senior softball teams from 2004 to 2009 in Oregon, died at home in Hood River in late January.
He also played with the W.E. Ruth teams that traveled to many foreign countries. He was born Feb. 7, 1941, in Chicago.
Frank grew up in Chicago’s “Little Italy,” and graduated from Chicago St. Ignatius High School in 1959. While in high school, he ran cross country and was a pole vaulter on the track team.
He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1960-62. He was stationed at Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Frank married Charlene Odessa and they had five children: Cheryl, Joe, Tony, Chrissy and Christopher. They divorced in 1977.
He enjoyed softball, golf, scuba diving, jazz music, Woody Allen movies and Civil War history.
Frank married Lyn Shires in 2003 and they enjoyed trips to the Oregon Coast and spending time with family and friends.