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Sad News for the DVAA
By Louis S Berman
Posted on 12/15/2017 8:30 PM

Dear Friends:


It’s my sad task for the second time in a single year to reach out to tell you of the death of a dear friend, in this case DVAA Welcoming Chair Vince Lannutti.  As many of you will know Vince served the club for so long and so well that I cannot for the life of me remember a time when he wasn’t at the heart of the DVAA.  When we spoke last Friday he seemed as full of piss and vinegar as ever, but as matters proved out this was clearly not the case.  I have no idea what caused this untimely demise but even so two things are certain: Vince was the best of us and he will be sorely missed!


I have yet to  have all of the details at hand you but as soon as I do I’ll be sure to share them with the membership.  The little I do know is because Vince’s brother Dan was kind enough to reach out to me, and as you might imagine I was loathe to use up one iota more of his time than I needed to.  The main thing I know is that services will be held from 9:00am to 11:00am on Wednesday, December 20th. 


  • Dan said the service would be held at the Craft Funeral Home, but as matters turn out there are two such funeral homes to pick from (one in Glenside near Holy Sepulchre where Vince will be interred and the other a bit further away in Abington) so I don’t have an address to share at this time.  I called both funeral homes but given the late hour neither had any useful info to share.  As soon as I get as confirmation, though, I’ll be sure to send the address and other info out.


I plan to attend the service and I trust that I will be joined by as many of my fellow DVAA’rs as possible.  I have no doubt that it will be a sad event, to say the least, but if I may offer an observation, the way that the DVAA came out in droves for Karl Henry was one of the proudest moments of my life.  I can only hope that we will do Vince equally proud…