Leonard Raymond Anderson (1925 - 2018)

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Leonard Raymond Anderson, 93, of Campbellsville, formerly of Westport and Weston Connecticut, passed away July 25, 2018, in Greensburg from a short illness.
Born in 1925 in White Plains, New York, and raised on Godfrey Road in Weston Connecticut, he attended South Kent School in Kent until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943. After basic training, he was stationed on Adak and Attu islands in the Aleutian chain. After WWII, he attended Transylvania University in Lexington, graduating with a business degree.
In the early 1950s, he worked for the state of Kentucky, managing operations at Natural Bridge, Cumberland Falls and Kentucky Dam Village. Upon moving back to Lexington, he opened and managed various restaurants and cafeterias. He met June Fleming Wheeler of Versailles in 1952, and they were married in 1953. In 1962, he moved his family to Westport, Connecticut. For many years, he owned and operated Anderson Associates Real Estate and Insurance on Main Street in Westport and held positions on the Westport Board of Realtors, being elected president in 1967. In 1969, the family moved from Westport to Weston. In the 1970s and 1980s, he held public positions with the school committee, board of tax assessors and board of tax review in both Westport and Weston. At the onset of the 1990s, the family relocated to Frankfort. After his first wife's unexpected passing, he married Freida Noe of Campbellsville in 1993. In Campbellsville, he invested in real estate, traveled, and enjoyed his long retirement. ??
As a young man in his late 30s and 40s, he was an accomplished swimmer, earning many medals and awards at Longshore CC in Westport. During the war, he became a decorated marksman. He coached Little League baseball in Weston for many years, and later in life, he enjoyed target shooting and golf.?He is survived by his wife, Freida, and stepson, Russ (Colleen) Noe of Campbellsville; two sons and a daughter by his first marriage, John Brian Anderson (WHS '76) of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Barry Clay Anderson (WHS '80) of Ellsworth, Maine, Karen Anderson Bennett (WHS '84) of St. Petersburg, Florida, and seven grandchildren.
A private family service is to be held in the future.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Alzheimer's (alz.org) or Homes for Troops (www.hfotusa.org), which can be made online at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home.
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on Aug. 2, 2018
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