AUSTINTOWN – Vincent P. Quijano Sr., 66, of Austintowne, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, April 15, 2023.
Vince was born on November 19, 1956, in Huntington Park, California, the son of Cecilia Lopez Loya and the late Leo M. Quijano.
Vince lived the first half of his life in Los Angeles, California, where he graduated from Bell High School, as a member of the track and field team. Enjoy water sports, dirt biking and any fun events with family and friends. Vince’s early career consisted of odds and ends jobs, such as house painting, before he got his job as a lineman at General Motors. He was a loyal GM employee for over 30 years when he retired in 2009. His time with GM is what brought him and his family from Los Angeles, California to Youngstown.
Vince was an avid hunter and fisherman. Any outdoor activity including camping, boating and enjoying the great outdoors is where he has found so much joy in life. Vince would often drive near and far just to enjoy the scenery and share his knowledge of the land and its history with family and friends. Vince’s children and grandchildren have countless memories and stories to share in all the adventures over the years.
Vince’s greatest passion in recent years has been riding his motorcycles – feeling the wind in his face, the sun in his back, and the movement in every twist and turn he takes on the road. Vince would often tease his cycling friends about the hundreds of miles he put on bikes all season because he was always available to ride. If he’s not on his motorcycles, he can be found playing pool with his friends and league mates or with family, and watching his grandchildren’s baseball games. Vince’s appreciation for music and live concerts, especially classic rock, was unparalleled. He was everyone’s friend and no one was considered a stranger. Vince always had a story to tell and that unmistakable laugh that everyone knows so well. He will be missed by many in a way that words cannot begin to describe.
Vince leaves to cherish the memory of his mother; his children, Vincent Quijano Jr., Vanessa (Dave) Quijano, and Priscilla (John) Cambert; sister Antonia Ruiz from Las Vegas, Nevada; brothers, Stephen Quijano and Leo Quijano II from Los Angeles, California; and their grandchildren, Vincent Quijano III, Kyla Cambert, Johnny Cambert, Jordan Accerno, and Elliott Acerno. Vince also leaves behind many in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and family and friends that he talks about so much.
On his father’s side, he was preceded in death by his ex-wife Doreen Quijano; stepfather, Dan Loya; half-brother, Rocky McConnell; and son-in-law, German Ruiz.
Friends can call from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio.
The funeral service will take place immediately afterwards at 5 pm with the Rev. Ross Adams.
Instead of flowers, a commemorative bike race will be held for a later date.
The arrangements were entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons, 4700 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512.
Vincent’s family and friends can visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and to leave condolences for the Quijano family.