Vince Figuenick

End of Watch. On Monday, January 10, 2022, Vince Figuenick, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully. He was born March 8,1949 in New Haven, CT the son of Anthony and Nellie Sizemore Figuenick.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Diane Simpson Figuenick of Williamsburg, VA, brothers, Anthony (Nancy), Danny (Edna), Michael (Robin) and Paul, son Vincent (Yuri) of Japan, daughter Elizabeth Rechkemmer (Jeremy) of Germany and daughter Tania Buckmiller (Jim) of Connecticut, granddaughters Elizabeth James “EJ” Rechkemmer, Jacqueline Stevens and Julia Stevens and many nieces and nephews.

As a Navy Veteran he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Vince was a talented engineer and continued to serve his country as a Chief Engineer in the Merchant Marine for over 40 years. During his career he traveled extensively and made many friends around the globe.

Vince was an avid reader, and you would always find him reading multiple books at a time. He loved knowledge and was well versed in many areas, He loved trivia and always joked about having a head full of useless facts. Vince was a wonderful cook and a talented decorator. He and Diane loved entertaining friends and family and their home was often referred to as the “Party House”. Vince never knew a stranger and was always making new friends. He was a kind, funny and loving man. He will be missed by all who were privileged to know him and were touched by his life, especially his beloved wife who always said Vince was her special gift from God.

Visitation will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd. Newport News on Saturday January 15 from 3:00-5:00 PM. Funeral Service conducted by his friend and Pastor Lynwood Wells will also be held at the funeral home on Sunday January 16 at 2:00 PM with burial immediately following at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News.


  1. Craig & Jennifer Connors

    Vince was a miraculous man with many talents. He will be missed by so many. Diane, our hearts ache for your loss.

  2. Chris Detmer

    It is with sadness that Liz and I met the news of Vince’s passing from friends. Although we knew him a short while, he was always upbeat and met us with a smile. We enjoyed his company during our few dinners and sunny afternoons at the pool.

    God bless Vince and you all,

    Liz and Chris Detmer

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