Vincent McCall Jr., financial consultant

Vincent McCall Jr.
Vincent McCall Jr.
Posted: February 26, 2014

Vincent A. McCall Jr., 57, of Rittenhouse Square, a financial consultant and competitive rower, died Thursday, Feb. 20, of heart failure at his home.

Mr. McCall was most recently a senior investment consultant at BCG Securities in Cherry Hill, where he advised his clients on matters involving life insurance and estate planning.

Mr. McCall's father was a welder for oil refineries and the family lived briefly in Puerto Rico before settling in Northeast Philadelphia.

Mr. McCall graduated in 1974 from Father Judge High School, where he was on the rowing squad. He went on to row for Yale University, where he led the crew team that beat Harvard on the Thames, laying the groundwork for the U.S. National Rowing Team in the early 1980s.

He graduated cum laude from Yale in 1978 with a degree in economics. He became a certified financial planner, a chartered financial consultant, and a chartered life underwriter.

He began his career with Janney Montgomery Scott in 1983. From there he moved to 1717 Capital Management Co. in Newark, Del., where he worked from 1983 until 2002. That year, he joined Princor Financial Services Corp. in Philadelphia and stayed until 2009.

From 2010 to 2012, he worked at Financial Network Investment Corp. in King of Prussia. He had been working at BCG Securities since last June.

Rowing and spending time with family were Mr. McCall's favorite pastimes. He was an active member of the Vesper Club and had many successes in the Master Single.

He ruled the Schuylkill in the Master Double for two consecutive years in the mid-1990s and won multiple Canadian Henley championships in the Master Double.

He also raced in the Head of the Charles and many Fourth of July regattas.

He served as equipment chairperson for the Vesper Club until June 2012.

Believing in sharing his success with others, Mr. McCall coached the Father Judge High School rowing team from 2009 to 2011 and participated in various summer rowing camps.

Mr. McCall was married for 20 years to Brunella Russo-McCall, part owner of Mama Palma's Gourmet Pizza of Fitler Square.

"He was a very gentle man," she said.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Celina Margaux McCall; sons Vincent and Russell; and a grandchild. His first wife, Leslie Moretti, also survives.A viewing will be held from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 242 S. 20th St., Philadelphia. A Funeral Mass will be said at 10:30. Burial is private.


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