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Born: 07/14/1937
Died: 09/02/2017
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Vincent James Adler, son of the late Henry J. and Veronica E. (Mullins) Miller of Monroe Township, formerly of Jersey City, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2017. at the age of 80 surrounded by his loving family.
Vincent was a graduate of Saint Aloysius Grammar School where he served as an altar boy and Saint Aloysius High school in Jersey City.  He served the community as a Jersey City police officer in the S.P.B. motorcycle squad, retiring in 1995.  Vinny also could have been found at the Hudson Mall or 880 Bergen Avenue in Jersey City where he ran a security detail.
As an avid sports enthusiast, he ran the Jersey City Police Softball League as well as a Touch Football League.  He was a former president of the Hudson County Umpire's Association, often umpiring girls' softball and volleyball.
For over 25 years, his greatest accomplishment was as a philanthropist serving the NJ Special Olympics at charity events including the police Torch Run, Polar Plunge, Plane Pull and the Summer Games.  In 2004, he was inducted into the Law Enforcement Torch Run Wall of Recognition for his superior commitment to the mission of the Special Olympics.  In 2009, he was awarded the John Carion "Unsung Hero" award for his outstanding contribution to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Speical Olympics.
Additionally, he tirelessly served in his retirement on the State Committee as a liaison between the Jersey City Police Dept. and the NJ Special Olympics Torch Run.
Vincent is survived by his loving wife Carol (nee O'Day) and his three loving daughters: Susan Adler Small, Kelly Squitieri (Eugene) and Amy Szczepanski (Joe).  He is also survived by the pride and joy of his life, his four grandchildren: Brendan and Tyler Squitieri, Julia and Emily Szczepanski, as well as nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his son, Baby John Adler and his brother, Dennis Miller, Christopher Miller and sisterVeronica Allen. 
Visitation Wed. 4-8pm at Greenville Memorial Home 374 Danforth Ave. Jersey City.  Funeral Thur. Sept. 7, 2017 at 9:45am.  Mass St. Aloysius Church 691 West Side Ave. Jersey City at 11am. (Park cars in Lincoln Park at side of Church. Cremation Private.
In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in Vinny's name to Speical Olympics 1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648  
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Worked with Vinny on the bikes and played softball when the PD had the inter Dept league. He always pitched. Vinny always a mild and caring person He became the mailman riding the servi bikes always could tell it was Vinny on the bikes always had the helmet strap hanging. Thanks for the pleasant memories
Joe Pizzelanti
Vinny was a great guy always a smile and good wishes for anyone he met. Remember him delivering the mail at the SPB and umpiring meetings. May he rest in peace. Steve Sansevere
Stephen Sansevere
We all knew Vinny as a terrific guy, who was always happy and there for anyone that ever needed him or anything. Vinny will be sorely missed by all. RIP!
j kevin moran
Rest In Peace, dear Vinny! You were a wonderful husband to precious Carol Ann, the best father to your three beautiful girls, and the treasure in the lives of your four grandchildren. You gave of yourself unceasingly to charity., improving the lives of so many. You left a smile on all lucky enough to know you. Job well done! Rest In Peace dear friend.
Suzy Moran
Vinny was a leader in law and order; active umpire on and off the field with a huge charitable heart.Truly a model of energy & spirit. Thanks for being a class act.
Mike Lynch
A brother officer, a teammate, a fellow umpire, and most of all a friend. I, as all whose paths crossed with Vinny, was blessed to know him and call him a friend. Rest in peace my friend. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Bob Keller
Bob Keller
Vinny - May you Rest in Peace and May Your Wonderful Family Find Comfort in the Great Exemplary Life You Led. You Will Be Sorely Missed but Our Families Will Always Be United Through Our Strong Jersey City Roots. The Ziembas
Statira Ziemba
Vinny, I will miss working with you at the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) tent at the Summer Games for Special Olympics New Jersey. Thank you for your service at the JCPD and the LETR State Committee. We will miss your cheery personality and genuine concern for others. Rest in Peace. Karen Brown
Karen Brown
We are sad to hear of Vinny's passing. Jersey City guy through and through. Wonderful father to his girls, whom he was so proud of. God Rest His Soul.
Kathy Goracy
Vinny, Rest in Peace a good man who will always have a special place in my heart. God Bless.
Manuel Corte
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