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Leslie J. “Les” Vincent

Published on October 5, 2016

Leslie J. “Les” Vincent of Narrowsburg, NY, a longtime resident, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA.

Les was the son of the late Vincent and Mary Marrotta Vincent, he was born October 23, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY.

He attended the New York State Police Academy and graduated with honors in 1952 and then moved to Narrowsburg. He rose through the ranks and retired as a Zone Sergeant. After nearly 30 years as a State Trooper, he retired. He was known by his colleagues as a Trooper’s Trooper. After his retirement he continued to serve the community as a Town of Tusten Constable.

He was a member of the Retired State Troopers Association. He was an avid Military Historian, enjoyed model trains, gardening and tinkering with all things mechanical and electronic. He will be truly be missed.

He is survived by two daughters Deborah Vincent and her husband James Maluta of Tucson, AZ and Grace Blunt of West Boylston, MA; his grandson Alan Blunt of West Boylston, MA; his sister in law Barbara Darvin of East Hampton, NY; two nephews Gregory Darvin and Louis Varveris and two nieces Jackie Darvin and Stella Varveris. He is predeceased by his wife of 62 years Marge and his sister Mona Varveris.

Memorial services will be held on October 29, 2016; friends are invited to call from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY.

Donations can be made to Sullivan County SPCA, 104 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill, NY 12775 or St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.