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November 7, 2013
Milton Anchorstar, 84, of Pottsville, left his earthly life Thursday at home with his family by his side.
Born April 23, 1929, he was a son of the late G. Milton and Edna Anchorstar.
Milton was a graduate of Cressona High School and also took correspondent courses in agriculture at Penn State University.
He was employed on the family dairy farm where he worked with his mother and father.
Milton was the owner of Anchorstar Gulf service station, Pottsville. He worked for Guers Dairy as a retail milkman and was also a truck driver for Lehigh Valley Dairy.
On Dec. 31, 1961, Milton married his wife of 52 years, Phyllis Yost.
Milton served as a two-term past president and member of Minersville Rotary Club International and served on the board of trustees for United Presbyterian Church, Pottsville, where he was a member.
Milton and his wife also volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels, and he volunteered as a driver for Home Health Care helping patients run errands and make doctor visits.
Milton had enjoyed his retirement years being home, working in his garden or in his workshop. Whether working on his model trains or tinkering in other projects, Milton enjoyed the years he spent at home. Milton also enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending winters in Florida.
In addition to his parents, Milton was preceded in death by a brother, G. Frederick Anchorstar; and daughter, Amy Mae Anchorstar, in 1977.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Phyllis, are three sons, Mark, Kurt, husband to Kathryn, Coplay, and Eric, husband to Deidre, Pottsville; sister, Margaret Keeve, Liberty Lake, Wash.; grandchildren, Aden, Wesley, Jacob, Didrik, Justin and Samantha; nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Grabowski Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with family and friends welcome from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will take place in Schuylkill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Milton's name to the Simon Kramer Cancer Institute, 15 Alliance St., New Philadelphia, PA 17959 or United Presbyterian Church, 214 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901.
Schuylkill Memorial Park, LLC & Grabowski Funeral Home
75 Memorial Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Published in Republican & Herald on Nov. 9, 2013