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Vincent P. Anaya

AGE: 91 • Kenvil

Vincent P. Anaya, age 91 of Kenvil, NJ died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at the Merry Heart Health Care Center Succasunna, NJ. Born in Kenvil, has lived there all his life. Son of the late Palmer and Margaret (Hupert) Anaya, Vincent started his career working for Hercules Powder Co. in Roxbury Twp. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Clinton from 1944 to 1946. After returning home from WWII he purchased and began running the Model Dairy in Kenvil, NJ which he operated from 1946 until his retirement in 1976. He was also the owner and operator of the Dairy Queen in Kenvil for many years. A lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna he was also a member of the VFW Post Mine Hill as well as the American Legion Post 1000 Trenton, NJ.

Vincent was pre-deceased by his wife, Leila R. (Cooper) Anaya in 1994; a son, Robert V. Anaya in 1989, and three sisters, Ida Reinhard, Marie Howarth and Pauline Stroud. Survivors include his daughter, Patricia A. and her husband Robert F. Champion of Succasunna; his two brothers, John and his wife Helen Anaya of Hillsborough, NJ and Samuel Anaya of Virginia as well as his grandchildren, Robert V. and Debra Champion, Stacey A. Harder, Kelly S. Tambasco as well as Robbie and Jennifer. Vincent is also survived by 8 cherished great grandchildren.

Memorial Funeral services will be held Friday, October 5, 2012 at 10:30 AM in the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, #99 Main St., Succasunna, NJ. Interment of cremains will immediately follow in the Church Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Taylor-Ruggiero Funeral Home, One Baker Ave., Dover, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna in Vincent's memory. Online memorials may be offered through

Published in Daily Record from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2012
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