James Anderson

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James Carlyle Anderson, 76, of 70 Birch St., passed away Sunday (Jan. 13, 2013) at his residence.
Born June 12, 1936, in Campbelltown, James was the son of the late Carl J. and Eva Marie Paulson Anderson. On May 1, 1965, in The Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Bradford, he married Patricia F. Stover Anderson, who survives.
He was a 1954 graduate of Bradford High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Oct. 2, 1959, served in Ankara, Turkey, and was honorably discharged on Jan. 23, 1962.
After returning from military service, he attended St. Bonaventure University and earned an associate's degree in accounting.
He worked at Dresser Manufacturing for more than 30 years, retiring in 1992 with the position of operations manager.
After his retirement, he was a founding partner of Clark and Anderson Inc.
James had previously served as principal of the Bradford Area Christian Academy and at the time of his death, was a real estate agent for Coldwell-Banker.
He was a member of the Star Lodge #555 F&AM, Duke Center; the Kiwanis Club and served on the board of directors for the Bradford Ecumenical Home, The Friendship Table, and the Bradford Area School District.
He was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing golf.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Ami (Michael) Mohr of Manama, Bahrain; two sons, Timothy (Tammy) Anderson of Bradford and Jeffrey (Philippe) Anderson of Stockholm, Sweden; three grandchildren, Christopher Horton, Kayla Anderson and Meghan Mohr; a sister, Barbara (Donald) Olson of Newport News, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, June Candelora; and one brother, Donald Anderson.
Friends are invited to call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, and again Saturday in the First United Methodist Church from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Tom Verner, pastor, officiating. Military honors will be accorded in the sanctuary following the service. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bradford; or McKean County VNA & Hospice.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 16 to Jan. 22, 2013
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