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Monday, December 31, 2012

Donald J. Anderson, 89, of 342 Derrick Road Bradford, PA

Donald J. Anderson
Donald J. Anderson, 89, of 342 Derrick Road Bradford, PA, passed away, Monday, December 31st, at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born February 28, 1923, in Jamestown, he was a son of the late Arthur E. and Kathryn (Buchsen) Anderson.

On October 8, 1949 in Coudersport, he married Adeline D. (Rickert) Anderson who survives.

Mr. Anderson was a 1940 graduate of Falconer High School and a 1942 graduate of Bliss Electrical School in Washington DC.

In February of 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army. During World War II, he served with the 104th Timberwolf Infantry Division with the First Army in the European Theater, earning 3 battle stars, combat infantry badge and the Bronze Star meritorious award.

He retired in 1982 from Bell of Pennsylvania as a Service Center Forman serving 40 years in the Washington DC, Kane and Bradford areas.

Mr. Anderson was a 50 year member and past president of the Bradford Lions Club, president for 2 years of the Bradford Area Golf Association, Past president of the Bradford Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America, 50 year member of Eulalia Lodge F&AM 342 of Coudersport, 50 year member of the Coudersport Consistory, member of Zem Zem Shrine Temple of Erie and the McKean County Shrine Club. He was a Charter and Life member of the Enchanted Mountain Snowmobile Club of Olean and the McKean Chapter ATV Club.

He was a member of Hill Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the former Derrick City United Methodist Church where he served as financial secretary, trustee and on various committees.

In addition to his wife of 63 years he is survived by two daughters, Barbara (James) Atherton, of West Bath ME, and Kathryn (Raymond) Miller, of Bradford, two sons Kenneth (Christine) Anderson, of Bradford and Bruce (Martha) Anderson, of Allenwood, eight grandchildren: Arthur (Elizabeth) Anderson, of Warren, Laurissa (Shane) Locke of Smethport, and Leah Anderson of Bradford, Erica, Benjamin and Kendall Anderson all of Allenwood, Jeremiah Miller and Amy Miller both of Bradford, five great grandchildren: Rebecca, Donald and Edward Anderson all of Warren, Silas and Oliver Locke both of Smethport, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Leon Anderson and one grandson, Garrick Anderson.

Family will be receiving friends on Thursday January 3, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main Street., and again on Friday January 4, 2013 from 10am to 11am in the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. David Bunnell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery in Coudersport.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great man that led a great life. My condolences.