Leander Henry Anske Jr.

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The Yankee Chipper's nutcracker lifetime warranty expired on October 28th, 2016 as he has moved on up to Glory Land. Leander (Lee) H. Anske Jr, resident of Fairfield, PA, leaves behind his beloved wife June, brothers Tom and Jim, sister Sandi, his children, Lee III, Cheryl Harding, Steven, Len Williams and their spouses, grandchildren Cole, Andy, Heather, Katy, Brandi, Patrick, Tiffany, Travis, Jason, Kristin, Rachel and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois of 53 years, parents Doryth Montgomery, Leander H. Anske, Sr. Lt Col, Ret., and brother Robert Montgomery. Born in Jacksonville FL, Lee lived in NC, TX and CA before settling in MD and finally in PA. As an eager youngster of 17, he joined the US Coast Guard when his mother would not let him follow in his beloved "stepfather" "Monty" Captain Montgomery's (pilot, MIA) footsteps into the USMC. He enjoyed an illustrious career at the Department of Defense and retired after 33 years. Afterward, being a man of deep faith, he attended Wesley Seminary and over the years was the pastor at Marriottsville, Flohrville, Morgan Chapel and Salem United Methodist Churches. With enjoyment and devotion, he also served on many Emmaus retreats as the Spiritual Director. Lee loved working with wood and became a master woodcarver studying at a school in Germany. After teaching himself to hand make nutcrackers, he demonstrated them at the Smithsonian Institute, at their invitation, for many years and donated that year's new model. A variety of statues and plaques he carved, reside in many churches and will also serve to memorialize his memory and talent. An avid radio-controlled airplane hobbyist, he brought smiles to numerous onlookers as they watched him chase his run-away planes through fields. Lee mentored many struggling hurting people and he never met a stranger he didn't help. On several occasions, when someone liked his t-shirt, he gave it to them on the spot! Often Lee's farewell was "My boss is your co-pilot; make sure you get him home safely for me!" Memorial Service November 4th, 12pm, Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church.

Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 1, 2016
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