Vincent J. Muffoletto
29th National President (1968-1970)
Born: July 18, 1923
Initiated: Fall, 1946
Deceased: September 19, 2016
Vincent J. Muffoletto was born July 18, 1923 to Salvatore and Lucy Muffoletto. He attended Hutchinson Central High School in Buffalo where one of his instructors was Professor Ferdinand F. DiBartolo, one of our Fraternity's founders. Following his service in World War II, during which time he was a Prison of War, he enrolled at the University of Buffalo, pledged Alpha Phi Delta at our Epsilon Chapter in 1946, Vincent would go on to serve as Chapter Consul, Chapter Quaestor, Interfraternity Council Treasurer and the Fraternity's Delegate to the National Interfraternity Conference in 1950.
As an alumnus he served as President of the Buffalo Alumni Club, 1961-1962, was a prime-mover in organizing the Buffalo Alumni Convention Club, and was a member of the National Housing Corporation for several years. In 1966 he represented Alpha Phi Delta in the fight against the New York State University System’s abolition of fraternities on the Buffalo campus.
Brother Muffoletto is best remembered for his service as Alpha Phi Delta's National President, 1968-1970 and previously as National Vice President, 1966-1968. He also served as a Trustee of the National Housing Committee (which was a forerunner of the Alpha Phi Delta Foundation). Many of us remember Brother Muffoletto at several recent National Conventions and at the 2014 Centennial Gala. Most recently, he was an inspirational mover behind the establishment of the Naples Alumni Club.
Brother Muffoletto was a certified public accountant and was a partner in the firm of Muffoletto and Kuehn in Buffalo. He and his wife Theresa had four children. The oldest, James, followed in his father’s footsteps both at Buffalo University and in Alpha Phi Delta; initiated in 1965. In the tradition of eternal activity and support, Brother Muffoletto and his son James endowed an Alpha Phi Delta Scholarship to assist those students now and in the future meet their financial needs.
Brother Muffoletto passed away on September 19, 2016 from a heart attack, at the age of 93, just a few months short of his 70th anniversary as a brother of Alpha Phi Delta.
For information regarding the Vincent J. Muffoletto Scholarship Fund, and how you can support his memory by supporting this fund, please click here.