Rear Adm. Stanley Joseph Anderson, U.S. Navy, (Ret.), passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, in Golden Valley.
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A native of Minneapolis, he graduated from Minnehaha Academy. In 1946, he was drafted to serve in the U.S. Navy and while serving in China he was accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy. Upon graduation in 1951, he reported to the USS Saint Paul doing two cruises off the Korean coast until the Korean War ended. In December 1953, he reported to Naval Submarine School. After submarine school, he served on the USS Remora, then attended Nuclear Power School. Upon graduation from Nuclear Power School, he served on the commissioning crew of five nuclear submarines, USS Sargo, USS Scamp, USS Snook, USS Woodrow Wilson and USS Haddock of which he served as commanding officer. In 1970, he served as a Submarine Division Commander; Senior member, Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board, Commander in Chief U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Commander Submarine Squadron Four. While serving as Chief of Staff and aide to the Commander Submarine Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet, he was promoted to Rear Admiral. As an Admiral he served as Commander Submarine Group Six; as Naval Inspector General, Washington, D.C.; Commander of the Naval Base Pearl Harbor and Commander Naval Logistics Command U.S. Pacific Fleet; Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) Washington, D.C.. After serving nearly 40 years in the Navy, he retired in August 1985.
Naval Awards include; Legion of Merit, five awards; Meritorious Service Medal, two awards; Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Expeditionary Medal; China Service Medal; World War II Victory Medal; National Defense Service Medal with bronze star; Korean Service Medal; Korean Presidential Unit Citation; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal.
He served as president of The Officers' Christian Fellowship (OCF) 1983-1985. In 1985, he joined the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) in Atlanta and retired in 1996 as senior vice president and director, International and Supplier Division.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lora; son, Stanley Joseph Anderson, Jr., LCDR, USNR (Ret.) "Jay"; daughter-in-law Susan; three grandchildren, Lora Elaine, Tor Joseph, AWAN, U.S. Navy, and Hana Sue.
Funeral services will be held at Salem Covenant Church, 2655 Fifth St. N.W., New Brighton, on Friday, May 9, visitation at 1 p.m., funeral at 2 p.m. Interment will be Monday, May 12, at 1 p.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Navy.
Memorials preferred to Officers' Christian Fellowship, 3784 Couth Inca, Englewood, CO 80110-3405, ocfusa.org and Covenant Village of Golden Valley to be used in its Benevolent Care Fund, 5800 St. Croix Ave N., Golden Valley, MN 55422.
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on May 6, 2014