Wayne M. Kaniper
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AGE: 81 • Mercerville
Wayne M. Kaniper 81, of Mercerville passed away Saturday October 5, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at home. Mr Kaniper was born in Easton,PA and has been a resident of the Mercerville area the past 50 years. A graduate of Rider College with a BA and MA and Trenton State College with a MA he was a member and president of Tau Kappa Epsilon. He began his career as an account executive with Merrill Lynch then started his teaching career in the Jamesburg School District, teaching at elementary and high school level and rising to position of Superintendent of the Jamesburg School District. He received outstanding teacher of the year in Jamesburg over many years, and received outstanding educator award from the NJ State legislature taught in the NJ Prison system and was an adjunct professor and Burlington County College and Monmouth University. During his early years of teaching he was also a Teamster and drove tractor trailers. He proudly served in the US Army, Tank division and received a marksmanship award all during the Korean War. An avid outdoorsman, he never stopped teaching, and never stopped learning. He had a ready smile and a ready wit and was a true people person. He never went anywhere emptyhanded and made friends with everyone. He was an Eagle Scout.
Son of the late, Edwin & Lena Kaniper. Surviving are his devoted wife, Rose M. Kaniper, his 4 loving children , Kip Kaniper, Kathleen (Tom) Hudson, Gerhart (Lynn) Kaniper and Gregory Kaniper, Loving grandchildren , Scott, Marc, Jane, Rachel, John parker, Will & Keith, Brother in law Richard (Fran) Sydoriak and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 11:00 am at the Church of St. Ann, 1253 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville NJ. Visitation will be Friday 9:00-11:00 am at the Church. Interment with military honors will be in BGWCD Veterans Cemetery. arrangements by Knott's Colonial Funeral Home, Hamilton Memorial donations may be made to, Wayne M. Kaniper Scholarship Fund, St. Ann's School, 34 Rossa Avenue, Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648.
Published in Home News Tribune on Oct. 8, 2013