Obituary: Albert R. McAnany
January 12, 1926- April 12, 2013
87, New Palestine, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013 at his home. Albert was commonly known as “Al,” “Mac” or “Bud” by those who knew him. He was born in Indianapolis, IN on January 12, 1926 to parents, Francis and Mildred Agnes (Trimpe) McAnany. Al served his country in the U.S. 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 volunteer fire fighter with the City of Lawrence Fire Department for 40 years. He was a member of the American Legion Posts 510 & 182; VFW Post 261; the USS LSM-LSMR Association; the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association, Inc.; past-chief of the Brown County Fire Department; 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 family, could always be counted on, and never knew a stranger.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Mildred; first wife, Betty L. McAnany; granddaughters, Sarah Pearcy and Rebecca Dixon; and siblings: William and James McAnany and Mildred Mead.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca (Cook) McAnany; daughters, Dian S. Connor (Charles), Patricia Jordan and Kim Cross (Tom); Son, Richard Cook (Sherrie); grandsons, Martin Smith and Alec Cook; granddaughters, April E. Clark of Carbondale, CO and Lexi Cook; and great-grandchildren, Aaron and Sarah.
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