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Dennis G. Anderson

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Dennis G. Anderson Obituary
ANDERSON Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com Captain Dennis G. Anderson, devoted family man and U.S. Navy veteran, age 73, died at the Bailey Center for Caring in St. Augustine, Florida on Friday, August 1, 2014 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Dennis was born on March 8, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis in 1959 and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota in 1964. He also received a Master's degree in Business Administration. Dennis married Diane Kingsberg in Minneapolis on September 23, 1961 and they had five children, Shelley, David, Jody, Kristin, and Marianne. Dennis and his family saw the world when he joined the United States Navy in 1964. They were stationed in California, Florida, Japan, and Philadelphia. Dennis was Pharmacy Department Head at the Naval Hospitals in Orlando, NAS Jacksonville, and San Diego (Balboa). In addition, Dennis was Director of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program at the Naval School of Health Sciences in San Diego. He also served at the Defense Personnel Support Center (DPSC) in Philadelphia where he was responsible for quality assurance of medical material for all of the Armed Forces. Dennis retired with the rank of Captain in 1989 after 25 years of service to his country. He had achieved one of his life goals, a rewarding career in the Navy. Dennis was extremely proud of his military service and this feeling was returned by all who knew him. Dennis was a recipient of an Evans Scholars Scholarship from 1959 through 1964 and supported the foundation as an alumnus for over 50 years. It was through Evans Scholars that he honed his skills as a golfer. After retirement from the Navy, Dennis spent free time puttering around his yard and making beautiful stained glass. Dennis will be remembered for his gentleness, strong work ethic, quick wit, but mostly for his love of family. He had an especially soft spot in his heart for his four granddaughters, Alyssa, Sarah, Anna, and Marie. They knew exactly how to wrap him around their fingers. Survivors include: wife, Diane Anderson; children, Shelley Anderson, David Anderson, Jody Anderson, Kristin Anderson, and Marianne Anderson; grandchildren, Alyssa Jackson, Sarah Copeland, Anna Copeland, and Marie Anderson; twin siblings, Karen (Anderson) Rader and Kenneth Anderson; nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Dennis is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Marion (Albricht) Anderson. Donations in Dennis Anderson's name may be sent to the National Brain Tumor Society or American Brain Tumor Association. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In the meantime, please raise a glass of wine in tribute to this kind and wonderful man who will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Aug. 13, 2014
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