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Joseph E. Anaya
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Name Joseph E. Anaya
Gender Male
Birth? 28 Nov 1917 Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado
Death? 7 Sep 2006 Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia

September 08, 2006 09:21 am Cumberland, MD Times-News Joseph E. Anaya (Salisbury)

SALISBURY, Pa. — Joseph E. Anaya, 88, of Salisbury, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 28, 1917, in Pueblo, Colo., he was the son of the late William and Elvira (Mestas) Anaya. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Lloyd Anaya, and one sister, Adeline Capritta.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia P. (Engle) Anaya; one son, Michael Anaya and wife, Linda; and one daughter, Keena Crowell and husband, Rodney, all of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two brothers, Donald and Robert Anaya, both of Pueblo; two sisters, Lucy Kloc, Old Bridge, N.J., and Betty McCrea, Pueblo; and four grandchildren, Bradley Knieriem, Jeffrey Most, Adriana Anaya and Zachary Anaya, all of Hedgesville.

Mr. Anaya was a self-employed building contractor. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, West Salisbury, Pa. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Anaya was past commander and deputy commander of the Salisbury American Legion and was a member of Voiture 40 et 8. He was a 56-year member of Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department and served as chief for 25 years. He was past president of the Salisbury-Elk Lick School Board, member of Somerset County Home Builders, Somerset Development Auth-ority, Salisbury Chamber of Commerce, Elks, Salisbury Lions Club and Salisbury Area and Meyersdale Area ambulance associations.

Joe was the real Indian Chief for many years at the PA Maple Festival’s “Legend of Magic Water,” owing to his Navajo Indian heritage, and was also the festival’s parade Grand Marshal.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home Inc., 9168 Mason-Dixon Highway, Salisbury, Pa., Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Albert Anselmi officiating.

Interment will be in Salisbury Cemetery. A Christian Wake service will be held in the funeral home on Sunday at 3:45 p.m. Military graveside rites will be accorded by Salisbury American Legion.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to St. Michael’s Catholic Church or Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences may be sent to the family at