Vincent John Del Propost

Birth Date: 
Friday, January 5, 1923
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Vincent John Del Propost (Jim, Vince) was born on January 5, 1923 in Wooster, OH to Italian immigrant parents Serafino (Sam) & Marietta (Tomasetti) Del Proposto. He died on October 22, 2020., He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Virginia (Gasbarre) Del Propost, infant son James, his parents, and his sisters Mary Gasbarre, Helen Grande, and Josephine Del Propost (infant).

He is survived by his sister Edith Crowner; his children- Steven (Shirley) Del Propost of Clinton; Carol Del Propost of Columbus; David (Andra) Del Propost of Wooster; Sam (Robert Starkoff) Del Propost of Maplewood, NJ; Ronald (Lou) Del Propost, Mark (Patricia) Del Propost of Wooster; & John Del Propost of San Diego, CA; grandchildren- Angie Del Propost, Scott (Diane) Del Propost, Jennifer (Dan) Schmidt, Matthew (Rose) Del Propost, Laura (Andrew) Dutt, Sarah DelPropost, Annamarie (Jason) DelPropost Slabodsky, Ashley Del Propost, Nick (Makenzie) Del Propost; great-grandchildren Kane Griesbaum, Emrie Schmidt, Gabrielle Del Propost, Maddox & Tate Fields, Brody & Colt Del Propost, Addison, Keagan, & Hudson Dutt;and many nieces, nephews, and cousins of Wooster & Italy.

Mr. Del Propost spent his early years growing up with his family on a farm outside of town, andspoke only Italian until entering school at which time he learned English. Following completion of high school, Mr. Del Propost served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945 aboard theU.S.S. Saurey. He was stationed in the Philippines. After his service, he married VirginiaGasbarre) Del Propost in 1946, and worked hard, often two jobs, to support their family ofseven children. A skilled tool and die machinist and astute businessman, he was a principal atM&H Tool & Die, and a co-founder of Advanced Bronze in Lodi, OH. He dedicated his career to maintaining and evolving the business, and was a passionate instructor at the Wayne CountyCareer Center, teaching others his trade. He retired, officially, from Advanced Bronze after 43 years in 2012, though he was known to be a frequent presence at “the shop” long after his retirement.

Vincent had a strong value around family, and was a dedicated, nurturing, and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was proud of his Italian heritage, a pride he passed on to his family. He made several trips to Italy as an adult to visit relatives (uncles, aunts, cousins) and to explore his roots. He was a life-long member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Wooster, where he was involved in parish council, the endowment fund for the school, and was a lay distributor. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Wooster Elks, and Lamplighters, the Italian-American Club. He could be found frequently enjoying dinners at Lamplighters with family and friends. He was an avid aviator and golfer, enjoyed hunting into his80s, and frequently supported his family and community in countless ways that only those whose lives he touched know of or will remember. Family gatherings and holidays will never bethe same without his loving presence. He will be missed terribly.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ohio’s Hospice Life Care, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to West View Healthy Living, 1715, Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to St. Mary School Endowment Trust, 515 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Services will be private for family only at this time due to COVID-19.  The funeral mass will be live streamed on the funeral home facebook page on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

n lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ohio’s Hospice Life Care, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to West View Healthy Living, 1715, Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to St. Mary School Endowment Trust, 515 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691


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Private family services.  Service will be live streamed on funeral home facebook page on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.


Very sorry to hear about your loss of uncle Jim. He’s a great man he will be truly missed. Prayers to the family and friends.

I'm am so very sorry ! I Loved Uncle Jim so very much !! I loved his smile ! and he held my hand and we looked in our eyes and knew we loved each other !
Please give a hug and kiss to Aunt Ginny and my Dad !!

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.

Edith And Crowner Families,and Donna Bowman so sorry for your loss. My Deepest Sympathy to all of you. May your memories give you peace of heart.

A great man. Prayers for the family. He will be missed!

We send our sincerest condolences to Vince's family. We thought very highly of Vince. Praying for comfort during this difficult time .

We send our deepest sympathy to all of Jim's family. We have many fond memories of him. He was a sweet man and will be missed. Praying for peace and comfort for the family.

Sincerest condolences to Vince’s family. Test in pesce uncle Vincent.

The Seringer family send their sincerest condolences. He will be missed by family and friends. Our dad always held Vince in high esteem.

I have so many fond memories of Mr Del Propost and his sisters. They were all so kind to me as a child and young man within the St Marys Community. I attended school with their kids and had two of sisters; Helen Grande and Mary Gasbarre on my paper route. I last saw and spoke with Mr Del Propost and three of his sisters outside St Marys Church several years ago while visiting Wooster. I was so blessed to know him and his extended family. God bless Mr Del Propost; a kind, considerate and loving person who graced our lives.

The girls on carrington will forever miss him , prayers and strength to your family. ❤️ One of the most gentle , kind men I ever had the pleasure of knowing !

Very sorry to hear of Uncle Jim's passing. Though he has been called Home, his presence here will be missed. He will never be forgotten

We are so sorry to hear about Mr. D'S passing. He was a wonderful man,and will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to the whole family.

Hugs and prayers to the whole family
So sorry for your loss
It is always hard to loose a mother, father no matter what your age
My heart goes out to you Mark and Pat
Hold each other tight
Cherish the loving memories

I am so sorry for your loss I work at Westview healthy living on Carrington as a dietary aide I would able to serve your father's food to him and shake his hand and love him from afar he will be missed God bless you I'm praying for your family

So very sorry to learn of Uncle Jim's passing. I'm sure Aunt Ginny was there to meet him with open arms. I have this image of them sitting around the table with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Mary, Uncle Ray, Mom and Dad. There's a bottle of wine on the table, and their glasses are raised in a toast. Till we meet again!

I was one of the caregivers that came in at night so that Vincent did not fall out of bed and slept well at night.He always greeted me with a sweet smile and a hand holding! I have missed him since the Covid ended our time. My prayers are with you all.

Sorry for your loss. I only met Jim a few times as a child through Edith. Praying for the Family.

We are both so very sorry about the loss of your father.

My sincere condolences to the family.

I am sorry to hear of your Father's passing, I always enjoyed talking to him, he was a true class act

I was very sorry to hear of your Father's passing, I always enjoyed talking to him, hew

We are so very sorry for the loss of a wonderful, kind person. We took communion to him and always enjoyed visiting with him. He will missed and remembered. Peace be with your family

I had the privilege of knowing Vince for nearly 40 years and considered him a dear friend. He was one of the kindest and friendliest people I've ever known. I feel fortunate to have known such a wonderful man. Sincere condolences to the family.

My heart felt prayers go out to the family of Vincent, as a volunteer of lifecare Hospice, i had the pleasure of spending time with Vincent, he was such a Gentlemen always smiling, waving to others, and his face would light up so whenever a family member visited. Family and faith were so important to him and i could see that with his family. I am thankful for the time i got to spend with Vincent and sorry i could not be there with him and the family towards the end. God bless to you. Marcia. From lifecare Hospice.

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family. Wooster-Wayne Chapter DAR

Please know that so many hearts are broken over the loss of your amazing father. He was magnificent, and the world has lost so much at his passing.

My sincere condolences to the entire family. Jim was a well-respected, gentle, and kind man. I last saw him nine years ago during one of my summer visits to family in Wooster. He was so happy and seemed so much younger than his years. We were able to share some good laughs. Jim will be missed by many. Sending prayers and love to the DelPropost family.

So sorry about your Father

How blessed you all were to be the family of such a dear, sweet man. His face was beautiful to look upon, and his manner so sincere.A life well lived and an inspiration to anyone who ever came in contact with him.He will live on in your legacy to the world. Our deepest sympathies go out to you all, especially our friends, Dave & Andy. May beautiful memories bring you much comfort for years to come.

So sorry to hear your dad passed away he was very good man. I have fond memories of your Dad and Mom and I am sure they are in Heaven looking down on all of you.

WE are so sorry for your loss of your Father. Mr. Delpropost was the most loving, kind, gentle Man we ever knew His love for his Family and God was so inspiring.Mr. Delpropost was truly someone to look up too.WE will really miss him and his wonderful SMILE. He will be missed by everyone's lives who knew him. YOUR ALL a GREAT and WONDERFUL FAMILY and He will live on forever through each and everyone of HIS and VIRGINIA'S CHILDREN. May all your wonderful memories and God help ALL of you help you through your loss. Love and Prayers, Mr.& Mrs. Greg Buchanan

I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s death Carol. Remember the good times.

I expect that Uncle Jim is happily visiting with Aunt Virginia, Uncle Ray and Aunt Mary, Grandpa Carl and Grandma Mary Casper, my mother and the rest of the family. I have been so proud to be included in extended family gatherings and to be reminded of my deep Italian roots when I visit Wooster. My deepest condolences to the entire DelPropost extended family for the loss of the greatest Icon and Patriarch in the family tree.

I've had the privilege of knowing Vince for nearly 40 years and considered him a dear friend. He was one of the kindest and friendliest individuals I've ever known. I feel fortunate to have known such a wonderful man. Our sincere condolences to the family.

Sending all of the family our sincere condolences. Jim was such a great and kind hearted man. He will certainly be missed. Thankful for all memories! Love and hugs to all of your family!

He was such a wonderful man. Always kind and smiling. Before the virus arrived, at Sunday morning Mass, on my way to communion, I would always stop at his pew and give him a kiss on the cheek which he always repeated back to me. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him and that was a whole lot of people. Heaven received another wonderful soul.

Sincere sympathy to all the family of Vince. He was a warm and gentle man who loved his family dearly. He was an Uncle to many who were not family. Rest in peace dear Vince.

I feel privileged to have known Vince and your family. I will always feel like the "adopted daughter". He so loved his family and just beamed when you were all around. He was a wonder man that was loved and will be missed. You all have so many wonderful memories that will keep him always alive in your hearts.

It was a privilege to be part of Vince's life during my time with Life Care Hospice. He holds a special place in my heart. I am truly sorry for you loss.

We would like to express our sympathy to the DelPropost family. May the Lord be a comfort to you in your loss.

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