Elmer Carlton "Carl" Anderton
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HARBESON—Elmer Carlton "Carl" Anderton, 88, of Harbeson passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born in Hallwood, Va., a son of the late Carlton and Ruth Anderton.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a landing craft operator during WWII in the Pacific Theater during the invasion of Okinawa. Carl was a member of the Seaford Moose Lodge and the Blades Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. He enjoyed cooking and serving meals for the dinners at the Blades Fire Department, Asbury U.M. Church in Sharptown and the Seaford Moose Lodge. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed going to various car shows. During his life, he and his father owned Anderton Marine Transportation in Salisbury. He held a license for a Master Pilot of Steam and Motor Vessels of the Chesapeake Bay and was also a tugboat captain. He would haul aggregates and corn to Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine P. "Gerdy" Anderton; his children, Judy L. Twilley (David) of Parsonsburg, Carl L. Anderton (Josephine) of Salisbury, Edward L. Anderton (Jeanne) of Hebron, Barbara L. Schul (Don) of Princess Anne, Donald L. Anderton (Linda) of Salisbury and Michelle L. Hill (Robert) of Parsonsburg; stepchildren, Gregory A. Taylor (Roxanne) of Sharptown and Debbie L. Busby (fiancé, Dennis Bounds) of Delmar; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Lee Anderton Simon of Burlington, N.C.; a stepsister, Vickie Collins of Atlanta; a sister-in-law, Ivalee Wheatley of Sharptown; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Rae Lewis Anderton; and his stepmother, Juanita Anderton.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 23, at noon at Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. James Penuel will officiate. Interment will follow at Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron.
In memory of Mr. Anderton, contributions may be sent to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or Asbury United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 585, Sharptown, MD 21861.
Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.
Short Funeral Home
13 E. Grove Street Delmar, DE 19940
Published in The Daily Times on July 21, 2013