Robert John DeVincenzi

June 29, 1933 ~ March 11, 2019 (age 85)


Robert (Bob) John DeVincenzi passed away, on March 11, 2019. Robert, was a lifetime resident of San Jose; he was born, raised and lived his life in his beloved home town. Bob was the second born child of Louis and Eva De Vincenzi and the younger brother of Louis (Tootie) De Vincenzi. Bob graduated from San Jose High School and then joined the United States Army where he was stationed at Fort Ord, CA.  After serving his country, Bob came home and married Gloria Zapar. He completed an AA degree from San Jose City College and  enjoyed a happy, long marriage of 65 years. They had two children together, Michael and Lisa.

Bob started work as a paper boy in downtown San Jose, then worked for the San Jose Scavenger Company as a contributor to the family owned business, He continued his career in Customer Service at IBM and UNISYS, then shifted his focus and turned his passion for sports into a business, creating and selling sports memorabilia for other enthusiastic fans.  

He spent many years as a devoted fan of Bay Area sports, which included many hours enjoying Giants, Warriors, Sharks and 49ers games, and wearing his collection of sports jackets, depending on the season. Bob was known for making fast friends, especially with anyone who shared his love of sports. Bob was a devoted husband and family man. He is survived by his wife Gloria, two children, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Bob’s family and friends will miss him dearly.

Family and friends will celebrate his life on Wednesday, March 20th at 10:30 am  at the Saint Christopher Catholic Church located at 2278 Booksin Ave, San Jose, CA 95125.  Light refreshments will be provided at a reception at the family home.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert John DeVincenzi, please visit our floral store.


Memorial Mass
March 20, 2019

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
St Christopher Catholic Church
1576 Curtner Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

Graveside Blessing and Military Salute
March 21, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CA Central Coast Veterans Cemetery
2900 Parker Flats Road
Seaside, CA 93955

© 2020 Sacred Space Memorial. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA