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9695 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503
951 785-4071

John Russell Anderson


1939 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
John Russell Anderson Obituary
JOHN RUSSELL ANDERSON John was born on November 16, 1939 in Rocky River, Ohio. He was the only child of his parents, Clarence and Marion Anderson. He passed away while on vacation with his wife Judy on July 6, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. He attended schools in Ohio, Florida and California prior to graduating in 1957 from St. Francis de Sales High School in Riverside. Following his high school graduation he attended Riverside City College graduating with his AA in 1959. He worked as a box boy, as a packer at an orange packing house, and a cement mixer driver at Michael Ready Mix prior to beginning his career in law enforcement. He served as Corporal in the California National Guard for 2 years and 3rd class Journalist in Navy Reserve for 4 years. John was the first cadet officer for the Riverside Police Department prior to working as a police officer for three years. In 1965, he joined the California Highway Patrolman as an officer fulfilling this role for over 27 years. John retired from the CHP in 1992. He was also a part-time instructor at Riverside Community College teaching traffic school and mature driving for 38 years. He retired from teaching at R.C.C. in 2012. More recently he was a Secretary for the Magnolia Center Rotary and a member of the local ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out). His hobbies included traveling and photography. John was a devoted husband to his wife Judy; in December of 2013 they celebrated their 50 year wedding anniversary. He was a loving father to his daughter Teri Ann Parker (Kerry) and son George Anderson (Diana) and wonderful grandfather to his five grandchildren, Kristopher Parker, Kurtis Parker and Kelsey Ann Parker, Colin Anderson, and Nathan Anderson. He enjoyed life, his family and friends. His love, support and storytelling will be missed by all. John was truly one of the good guys. A funeral mass will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Riverside on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements Entrusted to the Care of 9695 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 785-4071. Please go to www.akesfamilyfuneralhome.com and sign the guest book.
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Published in Press-Enterprise from July 16 to July 17, 2014
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