Vincent N Cordova, age 62, of Westerville, passed away unexpectedly at 12:51 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at St. Ann’s Hospital.
Vince was born November 13, 1958, in Pensacola, Florida, to Morris Cordova and Sally Giddens-Cordova. He was a 1977 graduate of Coshocton High School and attended Akron University majoring in Business Administration.
Vince spent more than 31 years in the automotive industry focusing his career in auto finance. In recent months, Vince was working on a new business model in which he served as an Auto Coach for clients planning a new vehicle purchase. He was passionate and excited about pursuing this new opportunity and he was happy to assist those who could benefit from his expertise and, in turn, enjoy the car-buying process.
One of Vince’s greatest passions was photography. There was never a wedding or gathering of family or friends when he did not have his camera slung around his neck. On occasion, a subject or two were rumored to roll their eyes at him when Vince aimed his camera in their direction, but he always insisted that later those images would be treasured. And he was right.
Vince’s Christian faith was an essential part of his life. It influenced how he interacted with strangers and loved ones alike. And his conversations were never of the superficial “How’s the weather?” variety. He delved into profound topics and his interactions often resulted in newfound friendships.
He and his wife, Jane, having met and fallen in love later in life relished every opportunity to spend time together and with family and friends, to travel and experience new and interesting adventures. He was most enthralled with Maui and often talked of returning. He was “her Vince” and she was “his Janie.”
He is survived by his wife of nearly 12 years, Jane (Domian) Cordova, whom he married on September 6, 2009; a daughter Rosaline (Daniel) Hettel of South Euclid, Ohio; two sons, Vincent A Cordova and Mitchell A Cordova; and three grandchildren, Elaine, Henry and Warren Hettel. Vince was eagerly awaiting the birth of his fourth grandchild, a girl, due in early May.
In addition, he leaves behind two brothers, Keith (Yvonne) Cordova of Pickerington, OH and Steven (Mark Van Milligan) of San Diego, CA. He is also survived by a step-sister and brother, aunts, uncles, many cousins, nephews, nieces and more friends than can be counted.
Besides his beloved mother, Sally, and stepmother, Marilyn, he was preceded in death by his father- and mother-in-law, Henry and Anne Domian whom he loved dearly and who returned that affection as if he were their own son.
A celebration of Vince’s life will be held at a later date to be announced. The family requests any material contributions take the form of donations to the American Red Cross or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arrangements are by Hill Funeral Home, 220 S. State St, Westerville, OH.