Mr. Carl F. Anderson
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AGE: 92 • North Brunswick
Carl F. Anderson, 92, of North Brunswick, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014, at Seabrook Renaissance Gardens, Tinton Falls.
Carl was born in Sayreville in 1921 to his parents, Carl and Ida (Weischadle) Anderson.
Carl began working for Dupont until being drafted in 1942. Upon returning from the war, he married his wife of 63 years, Shirley. Together they built a home in Milltown, where they raised their family. Carl was very active in the community, serving as a member of the Planning Board and the Milltown Lions Club, where he was a life member.
Carl was extremely proud of his service to our Country as a World War II veteran. As part of the 8th Infantry Division, US Army, he served honorably from 1942 to 1945. He became a Surgical Technician and served throughout the European Theater in Northern France, Central Europe, Normandy, and Rhineland. He was captured at the Battle of the Bulge and became a Prisoner of War in Germany. As a decorated veteran, he received 4 Bronze Service Stars and a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Service Medal. In 2010, he was recognized by the American Legion in Milltown as a "hometown hero."
Carl worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb in North Brunswick for 40 years as a research chemist. During his tenure, his research in the area of penicillin and other chemical processes resulted in his name being placed in 4 U.S. patents.
After retiring in 1987, Shirley and Carl traveled extensively, visiting places such as Australia, Egypt, Alaska, Japan and China. In fact, he often spoke of having visited every continent. He and his beloved Shirley retired to South Carolina where he continued to pursue his favorite hobbies, golf and swimming. In 2004, they returned to New Jersey and settled at Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls.
Carl was predeceased by his wife Shirley Kubler Anderson, his brother Fred "Andy" Anderson, and his sister Elizabeth "Betty" Roberts.
He is survived by by son David Anderson of Manasquan, his daughter Patricia Mondi and her husband Nicholas of North Brunswick, his granddaughter Francine of North Brunswick, and his grandson Dominick of Evesham, who with his wife Dana have given Carl 3 great grandchildren: Nicholas, Zachary, and Kate.
Carl was cremated privately. A funeral service, with military honors, will take place at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown, onWednesday, April 2, 2014, at 10:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carl's memory may be made to the Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types, 2616 N. Broad St., Colmar, PA 18915, or at www.firstskinfoundation.org. For further information or to leave condolences, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press & Home News Tribune on Mar. 25, 2014