Vincent L. Elmgren

Nov. 22, 1948 — Aug. 15, 2017

Vince passed away at home in Fairfield on Aug. 15, 2017, after battling esophageal cancer.

Vince was born in Vallejo in 1948 to Edna Mae and Stewart Elmgren. He graduated from Vallejo High School in 1966. He was employed at Mare Island for many years until Mare Island closed in 1996. Subsequently, he worked for Black Talon Security as a guard until full retirement.

Vince is best described as a humble man, who nonetheless found great excitement in NASCAR races and travel to Reno and Las Vegas to enjoy gambling in the various casinos. He also had a passion for motorcycles, and very fine and fast automobiles. During their 16 years together, Vince and his wife, Lori, were able to enjoy travel throughout the West, including Oregon, Nevada and California. They particularly enjoyed trips to Hearst’s Castle in San Simeon.

Vince often expressed the great good fortune that came his way when he met and fell in love with Lori. He believed that he had found true love with a person who was also his best friend. It made little difference what they did together, it was always enjoyable, and often repeated as a result. He was also very mindful of the two words that all happily married men know to say in responce to a request from their spouse, “Yes, Dear.”

Vince is survived by his wife and soulmate, Lori; his twin sons, Daniel and Eric Fagan; sister, Sue Marquest; stepfather, Bill Valva; he will also be missed by Lori’s family, including her three adult children and five grandchildren.

Vince had dealt with various health issues over the years, and was certainly a veteran of the Kaiser medical system. However, the cancer was a complete shock and tragically shortened a life that had much to experience for many years. Lori’s steadfast and heroic care for Vince in his final days was phenomenal and enabled Vince to pass with great dignity and love.

He will be greatly missed.

Interment will be private.

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