Rene ‘Runt’ Vincent
POSTAL SERVICE OFFICIAL
Rene “Runt” Vincent, 94, who retired from theU.S. Postal Service in 1971 as superintendent of vehicle operations, died Jan. 7 at his home in Wheaton after a heart attack.
Mr. Vincent joined the old Post Office Department in 1939 and worked in mail distribution for the Navy during World War II.
Rene Noel Vincent was born in Baltimore and raised inWashington, where he attended McKinley Technical High School. He earned the nickname “Run” as a child because of his tendency to run everywhere. The name was misheard by a neighbor as “Runt,” and the new nickname stuck.
He was a founding member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Wheaton.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Anna Hunt Vincent of Wheaton; five children, John Vincent and Norman Vincent, both of Woodbine, Md., Renee Hagerty of Edgewater, George Vincent of Olney and Maureen Griffin of Ridgeland, Miss.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.