David Lansing Vincent

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2000

Anchorage resident David Lansing Vincent died May 7, 2000, in his home after a brief struggle with cancer. He was 65.

A visitation service will be held at 7 tonight at the Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave. A funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2901 E. Huffman Road.

Mr. Vincent was born August 25, 1934, in Watertown, N.Y. He became a resident of Alaska in 1946. He graduated from Anchorage High School in 1952 and attended two years of college. Mr. Vincent spent two years in the U.S. Army, where he raced in military skiing competitions. He later taught skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho, where he met his wife of almost 34 years.

He and his family moved to the Kenai Peninsula in 1968, where they resided for more than 20 years. During his residence on the Kenai Peninsula, Mr. Vincent commercial fished and was a registered guide. He was an accomplished outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He retired from insulating with Local 97 after 24 years.

His family said, "He will be remembered as an individual who was so generous and loving. He made friends wherever he went and truly valued his friends. He was a dedicated provider, very driven and ambitious. He taught us all so much about the importance of being honest, having integrity and being a kind and fair person. He had a contagious laugh and a wonderful sense of humor."

Mr. Vincent is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Vincent of Kenai; wife, Maureen Vincent of Anchorage; daughter and son-in-law, Kathie and Quentin Farrar of Virginia; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Brenda Vincent of Anchorage; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Stephen Wright of Anchorage; daughter, Michelle Vincent of Anchorage; brother, Peter Vincent of Anchorage; sister and brother-in-law, Risa and Bob Creech of Anchorage; brother, Lynn Vincent of Kenai; and 12 grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 801 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 103, Anchorage AK 99508

Arrangements were made by Anchorage Funeral Home.

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