The Obit For Victor Napolitano

Victor R. Napolitano

Bucks County Courier Times - May 27, 2012

Victor R. Napolitano of Falls Township passed away Friday, May 18, 2012. He was 83.

Victor grew up in Trenton, N.J., the son of the late Frank and Josephine Napolitano. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, E. Virginia Napolitano; daughters, Vicki McAllister (A.J.), Lauri del Rio (Jose); and a son-in-law, Timothy Ford. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Anthony and Brooklyn McAllister, Blake, Nolan and Chandler Ford, and Matt, Jessie, and Sam del Rio. He is also survived by his brother, Paul (Mary) and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Vic graduated from Trenton High School in 1947. He was a three sport athlete, playing on two state championship teams and a Group Four Final. Vic accepted a basketball scholarship to Temple University, where he also lettered in three sports. He was the goalie on the 1951 National Championship soccer team. During his high school and collegiate career, Vic's teams never lost a soccer game. He also captained the Temple baseball team in 1952.

During college summers, Vic played baseball in Canada: in 1952, his team was Canadian Amateur Baseball Champion. Also, in '52, he signed a professional baseball contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. He played in their organization for three years.

In 1956, Victor accepted a teaching position at Pennsbury High School. He taught health and physical education for 36 years as well as coaching junior varsity soccer and basketball. He was varsity baseball coach for 29 years: his teams won 403 games.

Victor was inducted into the Pennsbury School District Athletic Hall of Fame's Inaugural Class in 2001. In 2009, Temple University inducted Victor into their Hall of Fame. And in 2010, Vic was honored by the Bucks County Sports Hall of Fame. He was a member of Sons of Italy and Pennsbury's Hall of Fame Committee.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on June 2 at The Villa Victoria Academy Auditorium, 376 W. Upper Ferry Rd., Ewing, N.J. Immediately following the service, lunch will be served in the school cafeteria and the Napolitano family will greet their guests.

Memorial contributions may be made in Victor's name to Villa Victoria Academy.