Vince Chandler

Vince Chandler passed away unexpectedly while on vacation in one of his favorite places, Wildwood, N.J. He is the son of Gae Valenti Roedel, William Chandler Sr. and stepmother, Carol Ciocca. Vince had an affectionate smile that we will miss forever.

He had a great love of sports, especially Duke and the Washington Redskins. Even more though, he enjoyed “yelling from the sidelines” watching his son, nieces and nephews playing their favorite sports. He absolutely loved watching his brother coach and play basketball. Vince had a big love of children. They just adored him. Known to most as “Uncle Vince.”

He was preceded in death by stepfather, Anthony Roedel; his grandparents, Gae and Vincent Valenti; grandmother, Claudia Bailey; and uncle, Monte Bailey. He is survived by his companion, Tracy Stevens; children, Kole Mason, Kendell and Kylie; sisters, Wynter and Frannie Chandler; brother, Willie Chandler Jr.; brother-in-law, Tamon Brown; nieces, Brooklynn, Ciera, Milania and Brielle; nephews, Gregory, Jalen, Arvel, Chris and Tamon; one great-nephew, Adonis; aunts, Fran Czyzyk and Victoria Kizer; godfather, Larry McIver; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family would like to thank everyone for their support and generosity during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Penn Security Bank, Chandler Children.

The family humbly requests that everyone attending wear a mask for everyone’s safety.

Friends and family may call Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. with a service at 6 p.m. in the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St., Scranton, PA 18510.


  1. Nancie Moody

    Our sincerest condolences to the Chandler family, May Vince’s love of life and his love of his family, help you through this most difficult of times and our prayers for healing and strength for you all..The Moody family..

  2. Lenita Chandler Smith

    Thank you. beautiful ❤️❤️

  3. Charlie Newcomb

    RIP Vince gone to soon.

  4. Teronna Carver

    Chandler family I send my most sincere condolences to one of the closest families I know. This is a huge loss for all who knew Vince. May he S.I.P!!

  5. Marge Krawitz

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of the family..

  6. Aunt Beth

    Love, love love the boy, the man and the smile of love. The world is going to be a sadder place without him

  7. Pamela Dickey

    I cannot even image your pain my heart hurts I’m sad fit the chandler family I love you so sorry for your loss

  8. Steve Miller

    I am so sorry for your loss…. As all of you know you are always in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do please let me know…

  9. Fran Mazzie Cavezza

    I am so incredibly broken for the entire family especially my cousin Gae. She’s been through a lot. Lean on your family and hold each other up.

  10. Edward & Sherry Falzone

    Our hearts go out to the family for your loss, Vince was a good person and God Bless Him.

  11. Charlie and Rose Cardamone

    Were are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Tracy Greene (Mueller)

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

  13. Sharon &Jim Seig

    So sorry for your loss May God watch ov3 you all .sending hugs.

  14. michael roth

    I had the great pleasure of coaching Vince at the East Scranton Little League for several years. He was always the happiest guy on the field and no one had more enthusiasm for the game. He made coming to the field a joy. My heart goes out to his entire family. Gone too soon.

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