Doris P. Vince

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Doris Pearl Vince (nee Hayes) died peacefully in Southwest General Hospice on July 26, 2023 in Strongsville, Ohio at the age of 87. Her 3 daughters came from near and far to share what turned out to be one last week with their Mom.  One very special day brought laughter, happy memories and shared stories.  It will forever be known by “her girls” as “The Best Day Ever”. 

Doris was born on August 24, 1935 in Fairmont, West Virginia. She graduated from Mannington High School where she met Bill. It’s impossible to talk about Doris without mentioning Bill.  Their history is inseparable. They married soon after graduation and were together 62 years until Bill’s death in 2016.  

Most of their lives were spent in the greater Cleveland area where they busily worked and raised their daughters but always made time for family and friends.

Doris and Bill spent many happy summers at their home on Middle Bass Island, where they continued to make great memories with their kids, grandkids, and friends.  After retiring, they moved to Tanglewood in Sebring, Florida where they both thrived and made wonderful close friends. 

Doris was very social and kind. She believed that nobody should feel alone and was dubbed the unofficial “Mayor of Tanglewood”.  She was on several social committees, planned countless parties, and coordinated care packages, ride schedules and meal preparations when friends were in need.  She spearheaded holiday dinners for neighbors without family nearby.

She has positively impacted the lives of many people in ways big and small.  She will be greatly missed.

A private ceremony will be held in her honor. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made in her memory to Southwest General Hospice Services, 18659 Drake Rd. Strongsville, OH  44136.  The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff for their kindness and caring support during her final weeks.


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  1. Leslie A Ploscik says:

    I will forever see you in my heart. I hope you and Grandpa are holding each other now and forever. As I will hold you both here.

  2. George Shrake jr. says:

    For as long as I can remember Aunt Doris was a pleasant and happy presence in my life. A bright light has left us and while we were made better for her being in our lives, her loss will still be felt dearly.

  3. Frank Chung says:

    Doris and I have been friends for over 25 years. During that time she has also been my boss at Lonz, a positive influence to everyone around her, a warm smile to brighten everyones day, and most memorable was the beacon of light during hard times. I’ve had the fortunate privilege of knowing Bill and the rest of her family also. The stories shared, the memories made, and the happiness eternally felt will always be in my heart. My deepest condolences go out to everyone who was lucky enough to call Doris family or a friend.

  4. Angie York says:

    So sorry for your loss. Doris was always a shining light. She will be missed.


  5. Terry & Shirley Stineman says:

    Doris was like a second Mom to the Stineman family and we will be forever grateful for all she and Bill did for us. She and Marillyn Stineman were like sisters in every sense of the word. Doris was smart, witty and incredibly warm and caring to all. She will be greatly missed.
    Terry & Shirley Stineman