Vincent J. Vanston, 83, died February 27, 2016 at The Evegreens Retirement Community in Moorestown, New Jersey. He and his wife, the former Anne Griffin had been married for 54 years at the time of her death in 2012.
Born in Scranton on July 14, 1932, he was the son of the late Vincent J. and Sarah Finnerty Vanston.
He was a funeral director for over 50 years, and he taught at Scranton Preparatory School for 36 years.
He is survived by a daughter Kathleen M. Vanston, Esq., her husband Marvin Lee and two grandsons, Kevin and Jason Lee of Maryland; a son, Vincent Jay Vanston, M.D., his wife Patti Vanston, and two granddaughters Julia and Jenna Vanston of Moorestown, NJ; a sister Clare Durkin, her husband, Paul, of Clarks Summit; a multitude of nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces, and great great nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Vanston Lynott and Margaret Vanston Shanley.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10am in Saint Ann Basilica 1250 St. Ann Street Scranton.
All attending are invited to go directly to the church.
Friends may call Friday from 4-7pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton, Pa. 18510.
Interment, private in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Poor, 2300 Adams Ave Scranton, 18509; St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave. Scranton, 18509; Little Sisters of the Poor, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton 18509; United neighborhood Services, 425 Alder St. Scranton, 18505; Scranton preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave. Scranton, 18509.