James Vincent Pitisci
James Vincent Pitisci
  • July 12, 1932 - September 24, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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85, passed away September 24, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. He attended Lee Elementary, Wilson Junior

H.S., Plant H.S., and the University of Tampa. Vince was an excellent baseball player having

played at Plant H.S., American Legion Post 5, University of Tampa, and the Inter-Social League in

Ybor City. He was offered a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers but was drafted into the

US Army and proudly served during the Korean War. Vince was a long-time baseball coach and board member at Interbay Little League and served on the staff of District 6 Little League Baseball in Tampa, Florida. In 1951, he met the love of his life, Theresa Harris. They were married at Christ the King Catholic Church October 2, 1954 and had four children. Vince retired from the US Postal Service after working 36 years. Vince was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Frances Pitisci; brother-in-law, Bill Harris. He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa; son, James Vincent (Lynette) Pitisci Jr.; daughter, Mary Frances (Leo) Pitisci-Radcliff; daughter, Karen Pitisci; son, Michael Pitisci; his special grandson, James Vincent (Tiffany) Pitisci III; his precious great-grandson, Vincent James Pitisci; sisters- in-law, Patricia (Ed) Perez and Benedicta Harris; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Vince was a loving and caring husband and father, and he instilled in his children the Catholic faith, responsibility, hard work, accountability, and honesty. Vince will be dearly missed. A Funeral

Mass will be conducted at Christ the King Catholic Church Friday, October 13, at 10 am and the family will be receiving guests prior to Mass from 9-10 am with private inurnment at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated at Tampa Cat Crusaders, Cat Lovers Inc., or Cat Call, Inc. all located in Tampa, Florida.