Born February 28, 1918 in Bloomfield, New Jersey. In the mid 1920s, Vinnie arrived in Glendale, CA with parents, David & Sadie Howarth. At 17, before his 1937 Glendale HS graduation, he met his lifelong love, Barbara Ann Turner, who shared his February 28th birthday. After a 7 year courtship, they began a 62 1/2 year marriage on August 20, 1942.
Vinnie served in the Army Air Corps. 1942 - 1946, in Altus, OK and Anchorage, AK. Daughter Barbara "Bobbie" was born in 1944. In Mecca, CA from 1949 - 1953, Vinnie was the owner of Desert Service Appliance Repair in Indio, while commercially farming cantaloupes, grapes and yams under the "BarVinBar" and "D.V Howarth Ranch" lug box labels. He was a member of the Coachella Valley 20/30 club, dressing up as a Sheik, with his "date" and "offshoot" for the annual Riverside County Date Festival.
A return to Glendale was made for the 1954 birth of son, David "Randy". The family moved into and remained in their newly built La Crescenta home on 1/1/1956. He became a member of the La Crescenta Masonic Lodge.