Hubert Leo "Dukes" "Bucko" Anderson, 87
-AUG. 9, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - Hubert Leo "Dukes" "Bucko" Anderson, 87, of Williamsport, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 9, at home.
Born in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Milford George and Edith Mae Zimmerman Anderson Sr.
His loving wife, Lorraine Robinson Anderson, preceded him in death. She died April 26, 2000. They were married for 56 years.
He was a master textile mechanic, retiring in 1983 from Maryland Ribbon Company.
He was a member of Church of the Holy Trinity.
He played soccer for about 20 years beginning in 1936 at the age of 16. The teams he played for were the Williamsport Wildcats, Williamsport Legion and the Shamrocks.
Baseball and softball were also an important part of his life. He played baseball from the 1930s through the 1960s for the following teams: Maugansville Colts, Williamsport Wildcats, Keedysville Mud Hens, Sharpsburg Blue Birds, Williamsport Veterans and South End League. In 1945, he played professionally for the Hagerstown Owls. He played softball from the 1930s to the 1970s for the Fireman's League, Federal Silk Mill, Duck's All Stars, Herbert's Grocery, Williamsport Lions Club, Hagerstown Church League and Slowpitch Silk Mill Team.
He is survived by one daughter, Rebecca Madsen and her husband Jimmie of Williamsport; grandson, Andrew Madsen of Williamsport; granddaughter, Katie Madsen Rubeck and her husband Robert of Falling Waters, W.Va., and great-grandson, Matthew Rubeck of Falling Waters; and a brother, Joseph Anderson, Williamsport.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Anderson; six brothers, Milford Anderson Jr., Williamsport, Cletus Anderson, Hagerstown, Fred Anderson, Haines City, Fla., Adelbert Anderson, Funkstown, William Anderson, Portland, Ore., Harry Anderson, Williamsport; two sisters, Sarah Warden, Williamsport, and Rita McClanathan, Falling Waters.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Tuesday for the convenience of family and friends.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Tim Leighton will officiate. Interment will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.
Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Holy Trinity, 17805 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740, or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.