Anderson Dale Eugene "Andy" Anderson, went to be with his Savior on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Born July 12, 1928, in Fleming, Ohio, the son of the late Carl C. and Mildred V. (Basim) Anderson, he was a graduate of Marietta High School. Andy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Toledo and the USS Springfield. Upon returning from the war, he married his high school sweetheart, Edna Hollister (1948). He earned his BFA from Marietta College (1952). From 1952-1959, he was an insurance agent in Marietta. In 1959, the family moved to Central Ohio, and Andy began his teaching career at Licking Heights High School. He taught French, German, American Government and History and was an assistant football coach. In the 1970s, he earned his MA in counseling from the Ohio State University and served as LHHS's guidance counselor and director of guidance until retirement in 1990. He retired from Lazarus Eastland after 20 years as Sunday store manager. In retirement, he volunteered at Blacklick Woods and as a Port Columbus Airport Ambassador. He was a member of Jersey Baptist Church; American Legion; the Reynoldsburg Senior Citizens Center (where he often played pool); Licking County Retired Teachers Association; Ohio Retired Teachers Association; Washington County Genealogical Society; Washington County Historical Society; Marietta College Alumni Association; and OSU Alumni Association. He loved people, dogs, birds and the Buckeyes. He is survived by his wife, Edna; children, Eric (Tanya) Anderson, Tawn (Patty) Anderson and Erin (Joe) Bounds; six grandchildren, Tawny, Hans and Lawrence Anderson, and Mike (Hannah) Vickers, JD Vickers; and Cora Beth (Eddie) Prichard; and six great-grandchildren, Dawson, David, Lydia and Luanne Skidmore, Julian Castro, and Samuel Prichard. He preceded in death by his sister Ruby Miller. Calling hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at COTNER FUNERAL HOME, Reynoldsburg. Memorial service to follow at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Phil Duncan officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 2, 2013