Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Jimmy Vince Lombardo (84) passed with strength and dignity and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. On his final day, he was surrounded by his loving family.

Jimmy Vince Lombardo was born on February 26, 1938, in Trenton, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Trenton Catholic, a parishioner of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, member of The American Legion Post #414, and a proud lifelong resident of Eldridge Park, Lawrence Township until recently relocating to Fort Myers, Florida. He was employed by American Biltrite for 22 years and 20 years with General Motors. After retiring from GM, he enjoyed his time as a starter at TPC Jasna Polana. He also served in New Jersey National Guard Reserves for 36 years.

While he had a great ability to make others smile and laugh, Jimmy Vince was known for not holding back his opinion and had a real talent for telling it like it is. His genuineness and great sense of humor will be sorely missed.

Jimmy Vince traveled to Italy twice and had a private audience with Saint John Paul II.

He loved baseball, the Yankees to be exact, bowling, and golf. The Trentonian reported that he might never become as proficient at bowling as Vince Lombardi was in football, but he came very close at Colonial Lanes. He was also known for his collection of Corvair cars. He was a collector of all things, in fact, and left behind a lot of stuff we have no idea what to do with it.

Jimmy Vince is survived by his loving wife Beverly of 54 years; daughter Sonya (Kevin) Pitts; cherished grandchildren Kyle and Carly Pitts, Kara (Nik) Archer and great granddaughter Iris Archer. He is also survived by his loving siblings and their spouses Matilda Flanders, Pat (Ed)Decrosta, Deacon Earl (Eileen) Lombardo, Dominic (Terrie) Lombardo, Ronald (Kathleen) Lombardo. Sisters-in-law Sheila Sollosi and Patricia Young, Brother-in-law Randy (Marie) Young, goddaughters Elizabeth Martini, Amy Riley, Donna Cribbs, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous wonderful lifetime friends.

Jimmy Vince is predeceased by parents Santina (née Costantini) and Dominic Lombardo, and brothers-in-law Lee Flanders, Richard Sollosi and Rudy Young.

The family will hold a private Catholic memorial in September and request donations be made to The Church of Saint Ann’s Lawrenceville, NJ c/o Youth Choir in memory of Vincent Lombardo.