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Guy Franklin Anhorn

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Guy Franklin Anhorn, 66, of Blue Bell, passed away October 11, 2012. He was the husband of Paula V. (Gromelski) Anhorn. The two were married April 8, 1972. Born August 30, 1946 in Philadelphia, he was a son of Marie (McGinley) Cotter and her husband, Tom, of Berwyn, and the late Franklin Anhorn. Mr. Anhorn graduated from Girard College in 1964 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree after attending Penn State University and West Chester State College and University. He served his country honorably in the United States Army in both Germany and Vietnam beginning November 22, 1968 until his honorable discharge on January 22, 1970 having attained the rank of SP5. Guy served 33 years on the Whitemarsh Police Department, retiring as a sergeant in 2003. He was a professional photographer and was an active volunteer with several veteran organizations, including the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 349, Disabled Veterans Chapter 25, Catholic War Veterans Post 1182, Blue Knights Pennsylvania XXII, and the Greater Pennsylvania Military Vehicle Historical Society. Guy created VeteransMuseum.org, a website that was recognized for producing and directing original war documentaries. He also started a local honor guard, Central Montgomery County Veterans Honor Guard, for military services. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three children, Jason Anhorn of Philadelphia, Rebecca Anhorn and wife, Kristen Sullivan, of Skippack, and Susan Messmer and husband, Cpt. Kevin T. Messmer, of Lansdale; two grandchildren, Gideon and Baela Jean; two brothers, Tom and Joe; and his mother-in-law, Veronica Gromelski of Blue Bell. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Brooks. A visitation to celebrate Guy's life will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2012 at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale. His Graveside Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 16th at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown. Friends and relatives are invited to meet at the funeral home 9 a.m. for a formal procession or gather at the cemetery 15 minutes prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to any of the aforementioned veterans' organizations.

Published in The Times Herald on Oct. 13, 2012
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