In Loving Memory of

Vinay Raj

05/02/1930 - 12/23/2013

Raj, Vinay, 83 of Gainesville passed away at home on Monday, December 23rd, 2013.  Vinay was born in Tellicherry, India on May 2nd, 1930 and was a retired International Banker in New York City.  Vinay had a Masters in American History and studied the Revolutionary and Civil wars extensively.  Vinay was very involved in local politics and the Alachua County Democrats.

Vinay is survived by his daughter Sapna  Raj (Dr. Surya Kumar) of Memphis, TN and a grandson Aakash.

There will be a visitation on Sunday, December 29th, 2013 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 W 23rd Ave., Funeral service will be private for his family.

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6 Responses

  1. Danny at · Reply

    Dear Family,
    I am very sorry for your loss.Vinay has the hope of
    living on an earth that will be transformed into a
    paradise earth.When people will be able to live forever
    in perfect health and happiness.God’s word foretells:
    “God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death
    will be no more,neither will mourning nor outcry nor
    pain be any more,the former things have passed away.”
    -REVELATION 21:4
    Sincerely Yours, Danny

  2. Robert Prather at · Reply

    This is a great loss to our local community and the local Democratic Party. Vinay will be sorely missed.

    Robert Prather
    Chair, Alachua County Democratic Party

  3. Beth Richardson at · Reply

    My thoughts are with you, Vinay’s family, during this sad time. Vinay was a fine mentor to me as I got more involved with the local Democratic Party. I thank him for his help. Vinay will be missed by so many. It was my privilege to have known him and worked with him on many projects through the years. And, what a great sense of humor. You were so fortunate to have him as family.

    Beth Richardson
    Chair, Democratic Environmental Caucus, North Central Florida Chapter

  4. Horace Moore, Sr. at · Reply

    It is with regret for me to hear about the passing of Vinay. He spoke wisely at our Democratic Party meetings, although he never said a word (to me at least) about his intellectual background and experiences. We will surely miss the things we knew about him and will come to miss those things we did not know about him.

    Horace Moore, Sr., Esq.

  5. Mary Anne Caskey at · Reply

    I will never forget your kindness and smile.
    Was a gift to have crossed path’s with you.

  6. LaTwania Brown at · Reply

    I am sorry of the passing Mr. VInay Raj. He will greatly miss from the Democratic Party .

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