PORT ALLEGANY - Alvin V. Anderson, 99, of Chestnut St., passed away Wednesday (June 3, 2015) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
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Born March 14, 1916, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Andy F. and Rena M. Thoren Anderson. On Nov. 14, 1939, in Port Allegany, he married Jane L. Klein, who died April 23, 2005.
They were married 66 years.
Alvin was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 1934.
He was a self-employed auto mechanic and also owner-manager of Anderson Memorials, Port Allegany, for over 40 years.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Merchant Marines.
Mr. Anderson was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, where he was a past member of the Board of Trustees. He was also a member of F. & A.M. Liberty Lodge 505, Port Allegany, where he was a 75 year member; and Coudersport Consistory. He was a past member of the former Port Allegany Exchange Club.
Surviving are a son, Joel A. (Dorothy) Anderson of Port Allegany; a daughter, Sue E. (Rob) Phelan of Harrisburg; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Jane, two brothers, Donald F. and Lester T. Anderson; and two sisters, Christine M. Doll and Thorene G. Hockenberry.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Liberty Lodge 505, Port Allegany, will conduct a masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church or the S.W. Smith Library Building Fund.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from June 5 to June 12, 2015