ANFARA, VINCENT A., JR. - on Monday, July 15, 2013. Age 60 years. Son of the late Dorothy Falterman and Vincent Anfara, Sr. Brother of JoAnn Anfara Talluto (Johnny). Loving partner of Kevin Smathers. Uncle of Michele Stevens (Michael) and Mark Talluto (Sherry). Great uncle of Amanda and Jessica Stevens and Anthony and Justin Talluto. Vincent was a 1970 graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School. He received a BS from the College of Santa Fe, an MS from Notre Dame University and an MS from the University of South Florida. He received his PhD from the University of New Orleans. He was a member of the Krewe of Orpheus. Anfara served as department head at the University of Tennessee for the past five years. He also served as president of the UT Faculty Senate for the 2011-12 academic year. Prior to becoming a professor, he worked for twenty-three years in both middle and high schools in Louisiana and New Mexico. His research interests focused on middle school reform, school improvement planning, leadership in middle schools, and issues related to student achievement. "We in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences were deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Dr. Vince Anfara," said CEHHS Dean Bob Rider. "Vince will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues and even more so by his current and former students, whom he mentored with resolute commitment and dedication. I'm honored to have known Vince and privileged to have been his friend." Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery) on Monday, July 22, 2013, at 12:00 noon. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in support of the "Vincent A. Anfara, Jr. Educational Administration Doctoral Student Scholarship Fund." Checks made payable and sent to University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc., UT - Gift Records Office, B026 Conference Center Building, 600 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37996-4103. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on July 21, 2013