Calixto "Charlie" Anaya, Jr. was a firefighter with Engine 4 in Manhattan whose life was taken tragically while in the line of duty at the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Attack. Born June 19, 1966 in Manhattan, New York to Calixto and Lydia Anaya Sr.
Calixto enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1984 until 1988 and then re-enlisted himself in 1991 to serve in Desert Storm and was honorably discharged in 1992. He married Marie Laure Maurin on April 27, 1990 in Kew Gardens, Queens. Calixto was a member of the Suffern Volunteer Hose Company #1. He also was a coach for the Suffern Little League T-Ball and the Suffern Midget Mounties Flag Football Programs.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Marie at home; three loving children, Kristina Marie, Brandon, and Rebecca, also at home; father, Calixto Anaya Sr. of Saudi Arabia; Mother, Lydia Anaya of Kissimmee, Florida; sister, Melissa; brother, David both of Kissimme, Florida; godsons, Ruben Perez of Kissimmee, Florida, and Harry Perez of New York City; goddaughter, Jullian Abato of Suffern.
Charlie will be dearly missed by his family and friends and will always remain in our hearts. We will always remember the loving and wonderful husband, father, son, brother, nephew and friend he was and the sacrifice that he made to save others. Charlie, you are our hero and you will forever be the wind beneath our wings. Rest in Peace.
A gathering of family and friends to remember Charlie will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 from 1-3PM and 6-9PM at the Suffern Volunteer Hose Company #1, 35 Washington Ave, Suffern, NY. Firematic Services will be held at 7:30PM. Charlie's Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 12:00 at Sacred Heart Church, 125 Lafayette Ave, Suffern.
Donations may be sent to: The Calixto Anaya Jr., Children's Fund c/o Provident Savings Bank, 71 Layfayette Ave, Suffern, NY 10901. Funeral Arrangements are being handled by WANAMAKER AND CARLOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 177 Rt 59, Suffern, NY.
|Born: June 19, 1966|
|Died: September 11, 2001|
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