David John Anaple of Toledo passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio surrounded by his children. He was born on June 1, 1932 to Emarie Dock and Ignatius Bankowski in Toledo, Ohio at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He attended Nazareth Hall Military Academy in Grand Rapids, Ohio and also attended Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, graduating in 1950. His mother wanted him to become a Jesuit priest. After his birth father’s death, Dave and his 3 brothers were adopted on October 10, 1950 by Glenn Anaple.
Dave attended DeVry University in Chicago, IL as a technical student, until he left to join the armed services in 1951. He served in the Army during the Korean War as a Corporal and was Honorably Discharged on April 8, 1954.
Dave married Shirley Janet McComas on April 12, 1958. The couple enjoyed the many children and grandchildren they had together.
He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on July 15, 1963. He has been a beloved and respected member of Central congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for many years.
Dave was an extremely intelligent man, who worked on many scientific experiments through the years. And he was very creative, being an inventor and innovator. He was a brilliant engineer and had a long career working for and retiring from AT&T in 1994 after 40 years of service. At AT&T, Dave was considered to be an electronics wizard.
Dave was a passionate musician, playing the clarinet since he was 9 years old. His favorite genre of music was big band, playing in many bands and orchestras, most recently the Maumee Community Band. After retiring, he worked at Penguin Music store repairing instruments. He passed along his love for music to his 7 children.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Janet; son, Mark Anaple and brother, Thomas Anaple. He is survived by his brothers John (Lois) Anaple and Timothy (Edna) Anaple and children Gayle Piersol, Laura Anaple, Deborah Semaan (Abed), Michael Anaple (Lori), Joel Anaple (Tilsia), Cynthia Lau (James); grandchildren Kirk, John and Sabrina Piersol, Kendall Griffin, Leila (Felipe) Aldana, Nathanael Semaan, Travis, Mitchell and Alyvia Anaple, Andrew (Destinee) Stanton and Alyson Stanton; and great-grandchildren Claire Stanton, Sarina and Gabriela Siebers and Eric and Isabell Sargent.
Family and friends will be received at Newcomer Funeral Home at 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. on Friday, June 15th from 3 to 7 p.m. with services on Saturday, June 16th at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 139 Richards Rd., Toledo.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio and The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.