Rene ‘Runt’ Vin­cent


The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Adam Bern­stein

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.

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