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Barry Lee Anderson
MANCHESTER – On June 5, 2022, Barry L. Anderson, 76, of Manchester, finally went to his field of Dreams, no it’s not Iowa, it’s Heaven. Anyone who knew Barry understood that he would bleed blue for his Brooklyn/LA Dodgers and upon marriage, his wife understood his love for baseball.
Born January 19, 1946, in York Haven, PA he was the son of Pauline (Anderson) Frantz and stepfather George Frantz. Barry was a faithful member of the Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene.
On October 3, 1964, Barry and his wife, Patricia (Wilderson) were married and started their lives together while he served in the United States Navy from 1964 to January 1967 and was then deployed to Guam on the USS Hunley where we believe he was exposed to Agent Orange during his six months deployment in Guam. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in June of 1968.
Barry, after finding out that he wasn’t cut out to work at the telephone company, (he was afraid of heights), became an apprentice with C. C. Kottcamp as a Sheet Metal mechanic. He enjoyed the intricate work of making duct work and was proud to show his duct work whenever he would go to Park City for shopping. Barry then worked at Sandvik Corporation which later became Alto Corporation which made baking equipment until they moved to Plano, TX. Barry then became a sign maker for a small company out of Dillsburg where he worked until he received a call from Worden and Shewell asking him to start their new sheet metal shop. Barry set up their shop and worked there until he went on disability at 58 years due to Parkinson’s disease. Barry also was an instructor at York Vo Tech for sheet metal apprentices for several years.
Barry graduated from Northeastern High School where he and Pat were high school sweethearts. In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by his sons, Mark Anderson (Stephanie), Sean Anderson (Claudia) and Scott Anderson. He has been blessed with 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, as well as his half-brother, Barry Baney, and his half-sisters, Bonnie Craley, and Delores Sweitzer. He was preceded in death by his half-sisters, Connie Cullinson and Donna Sipes.
After 28 years of battling Parkinson’s disease, Barry’s body has been donated to Penn State Hershey Medical Center through the Humanity Gifts Registry program for medical research. There will be no funeral or viewing. A Celebration of life service we be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Barry’s memory to Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene or the Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014