ANDERSON, DOUGLAS KERWIN, 59, a resident of Lothian for nineteen years and previously of Upper Marlboro for nine years, died on Saturday, April 13 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Born on December 8, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA, Doug earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Long Beach State University in 1979. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1979 to 1988 and was stationed in the Netherlands, Maine and at Andrews AFB. Beginning in 1988, Doug was a bioenvironmental engineer with the Air National Guard at Andrews AFB. He was instrumental in increasing support to State Air Guard environmental programs. Due to health issues he retired in 2002. Doug was very active in his community and was involved in 4H for many years. He then served as Scoutmaster of Troop 840 in Lothian for almost 10 years before turning his energies to Boy Scout Capitol District and Baltimore Area Council events, particularly as Chair of Weblos Woods for the past five years. For the last several years, he was also Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner. Doug received the District Award of Merit in 2012 and just recently in March 2013 received the Silver Beaver award for his support and leadership within the Scouting community. He was also a volunteer with the South County Assistance Network and served as the Board Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator. He spent many hours working at the Food Bank. Doug loved life and people. He was an avid toy train collector, apple grower, wine lover, and hobby farmer who raised chickens, goats, and bees. He was a collector of anything he found interesting, particularly mechanical objects. He loved to travel and was always up for an adventure. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. Doug is survived by his wife, Annette Anderson whom he married on October 18, 1980; two sons, Allan Bernard Anderson and Brandon Douglas Anderson both of Lothian; a daughter, Emily Marie Anderson of Lothian; his mother, Phyllis Anderson of Mission Viejo, CA; two sisters, Kim Olver of Ellicott City and Denise Lish of San Diego, CA and two brothers, Brad Anderson of Mission Viejo, CA and Greg Anderson of Aliso Viejo, CA. Friends are invited to Doug's Life Celebration from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm on Friday, April 19 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 20 at St. James' Church, 5757 Solomons Island Rd, Lothian. Interment will be at a later date at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Baltimore Area Council, 701 Wyman Park Dr., Baltimore, MD 21211 or to South County Assistance Network (SCAN) 5757 Solomons Island Rd., Lothian, MD 20711. An online guestbook is available at: www.kalasfuneralhomes.com
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George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A.
2973 Solomons Island Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
Published in The Capital on Apr. 17, 2013