Vincent T. Bonafede, Jr., age 46 of Pikeville, NC, passed this life at
3:26 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2020 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima,
Ohio. He was born on November 18, 1973 in Buffalo, NY to Doris
Waldraff-Frost and the late Vincent Bonafede Sr. On October 12, 2002
he married the love of his life Rachel A. Graham, who survives in NC.
Vince retired from U.S. Air Force as a training manager and
prior to that spent 10 years as an electrician with the Air Force. After
his retirement he began working at SPX Corporation as a control designer.
He was a devoted husband and a loving father. Vince enjoyed traveling, the outdoors,
running 5Ks on Saturdays, and coaching soccer. He will be remembered
as a dedicated father always helping his children, especially with their sports.
Also surviving is his son – Vincent T. Bonafede, III; and his two beautiful daughters –
Victoria M. Bonafede; and Brooklyn E. Bonafede all of NC; his 3 younger siblings –
twin brothers John (Dena) Bonafede and David (Pam) Bonafede; Edward Bonafede all of
No public services are planned.