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Norman N. Andersen
1918-2013 PITTSFIELD Norman Neils Andersen, 94, formerly of West Brighton, N.Y., died peacefully on April 24, 2013, in Pittsfield.
He was born in Rochester, N.Y., on Sept. 5, 1918, to Neils Andersen and Ellen Rasmussen, both of Denmark. Predeceased by his wife, Frances (Foster) Andersen and sister, Alice (Andersen) Ihrig.
Survived by children, Barbara (Andersen) Yocum and husband, James, of Shirley and Dalton, Carol (Andersen) Kaplan of Greeley, Colo., Foster Andersen of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Peter and Maureen (Britt) Andersen of Dalton; grandchildren, Jessica and Matthew Kaplan, and Riley, Liam, and Brennan Andersen; nephew, John Ihrig and his wife, Diane; and brother-in-law, Powell Foster and wife, Sharon, cousins, and many friends.
Norm graduated from West High School in Rochester and the University of Michigan with a degree in Architectural Engineering. He proudly served with the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and the Korean Conflict. An emeritus member of the American Institute of Architects, he leaves a legacy of commercial and residential buildings in the Rochester area.
He shared his love of the outdoors, camping, sailing, and skiing with his family, and also enjoyed photography, playing bluegrass guitar, and communicating with his ham radio.
For the past three years, he lived at Sugar Hill Assisted Living in Dalton and Springside Nursing Center in Pittsfield, where he received excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shared Adventures (www.sharedadventures.org) or Hospice Care in The Berkshires in care of DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME, 890 East Main Street, Dalton. Services will be private.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2013
Dery Funeral Home
890 Main Street Dalton, MA 01226