Albert R. McAnany

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Albert R. McAnany

Albert R. McAnany, 87, New Palestine, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013, at his home. He was born in Indianapolis, on Jan. 12, 1926, to Francis and Mildred Agnes (Trimpe) McAnany.

Albert was commonly known as “Al,” “Mac” or “Bud” by those who knew him. Al served his country in the Navy during WWII on board the USS LSM-LSMR. During his career, Al worked as a truck driver for Kroger for nearly 40 years; and was also a Fire Investigator for the State of Indiana, and a 40 year volunteer Firefighter with the City of Lawrence Fire Department. He was a member of American Legion Posts 510 & 182, VFW Post 261, the USS LSM-LSMR Association, the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association, Inc., and past Chief of the Brown County Fire Department. Al was a member of the Indiana Motor Transportation Association (IMTA), and was involved in the State and National Rodeo for Trucking competitions, where he won state several times, and placed third on the national level. Al also once ran as the Democratic nominee for City County Council in Brown County. He was so proud of his country and his family, and could always be counted on. He never knew a stranger.

         Survivors include his wife, Rebecca (Cook) McAnany; daughters, Dian S. (Charles) Connor, Patricia Jordan and Kim (Tom) Cross; son, Richard (Sherrie) Cook; grandsons, Martin Smith and Alec Cook; granddaughters, April E. Clark and Lexi Cook; and great-grandchildren, Aaron and Sarah.

Al was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Betty L. McAnany; granddaughters, Sarah Pearcy and Rebecca Dixon; and siblings, William and James McAnany, and Mildred Mead.

    Visitation is from 4 – 8 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2013, at Flanner and Buchanan – Lawrence, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis.  Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the funeral center.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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