Román Esaí Anaya Méndez

May 13, 1990 – April 28, 2021

TORRINGTON – Román Esaí Anaya Méndez, age 30, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the home he owned with his husband, Marco, in Aurora, Colo.

He was born May 13, 1990, in Torrington to Miguel and María (Méndez) Anaya. He married Marco Gabriel Goitia Méndez Aug. 3, 2019, on Lookout Mountain near Golden, Colo.

Román was completing coursework to finish the requirements for a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices from the University of Colorado Boulder. Román was a fine art photographer and a course instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder.

He was a friendly, familiar face to many in Torrington and beloved by all who met him. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his husband, Marco; his two dogs, Cooper and Toby; his parents, Miguel and María; his brother, Julio; his two sisters, Beatriz and Silvia; and his nephews and niece, Zayden, Christopher and Ayana.

A Rosary will be recited at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the church at 10 a.m., and interment of ashes will follow at Valley View Cemetery.


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