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John W. "Jack" Anderson, Jr., age 87, of Lawrence Park, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at St. Mary's East. He was born in Erie, December 8, 1926, to the late John W. and Laura Nystrom Anderson.
Jack graduated from Lawrence Park High School in 1945, and served in the U.S. Air Force
during World War II
. He enjoyed playing the trombone in the 521st Air Force Band. Jack graduated from the GE Service Technician Apprentice Course in 1952, and worked at General Electric in Lawrence Park for 45 years, retiring in 1992. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, bowling, singing, and living life to the fullest.
Jack especially enjoyed the season of St. Patrick and countless hours with his grandchildren. At the age of 12, he joined the Lawrence Park Golf Club and was a member for over 65 years. It was at Lawrence Park where he achieved his three holes-in-one. Jack was also a member of the Siebenbuerger, Moose and Maennerchor Clubs; the GE Quarter Century Club, GEER Group, and a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church. He made Cursillo #152.
Jack was preceded in death by his brother, David.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Kelly Whitney Anderson; his children, Michael J.W. Anderson and Maureen M. Hime; grandchildren, Courtney, Brandon and Derek Hime; brother, Arthur Anderson (Patricia) of McKeesport, Pa.; his in-laws, Harriet Anderson of Ormond Beach, Fla., Edward Kelly (Joan) of Ocala, Fla. , and Barbara Kelly of S. Glens Falls, N.Y.; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, 2607 Buffalo Rd., Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mark's R. C. Church, 695 Smithson Ave., Lawrence Park, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private, at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Emmaus Ministries / Soup Kitchen, 345 East 9th Street, Erie, PA 16503 or the John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 130 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16501, or to the
Published in the Erie Times-News from May 14 to May 15, 2014