Jerome Anderson (1920 - 2016)

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OLEAN, N.Y. - Jerome L. Anderson, of 483 Indiana Ave., passed away Monday (April 11, 2016) at the Pines Health & Rehab following a lengthy illness.
Jerry was born May 26, 1920, in Ridgway, Pa., a son of John A. and Anna Johnson Anderson. On March 27, 1948, in Kane, Pa., he married his wife of 68 years, Helen Elaine Vail, who survives.
Jerry began working as an apprentice electrical engineer for Elliot Co. in Ridgway before he served in the U.S. Army - 815th Engineer Aviation Battalion from Jan. 22, 1942 to Oct. 21, 1945. He went to work as a carpenter at the Edstrom Construction Co. in 1945 until 1969. He continued working with Edstrom as a bidder in the office until his retirement on May 27, 1982. After retirement, he volunteered for several years with Interfaith Caregivers and the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging.
Jerry was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church for more than 65 years. He served on many church boards, including being the chairman of the building committee for the new church, and he was an usher. He was a member of Enchanted Mountains Lodge #252 F&AM. He enjoyed working around his home, gardening and was an avid bowler.
Along with his loving wife, Jerry is survived by two sons, Terry D. (Brenda) Anderson of Grand Junction, Colo., and Jeffery J. (Cynthia) Anderson of Jamestown; two daughters, Linda E. Skaarup of Troy and Lisa J. (George Seamon) Anderson of Allegany; nine grandchildren, Keely Ralston, John Skaarup, Sherri Hansen, Jeffrey Seamon, Anna Seamon, Scott Reuber,
Sarah Tunget, Jessica Anderson-Rath, and Lindsey Marowski; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Jerry was preceded in death by two sisters, Valjean Johnson Coats in 2009 and Irene Starecheski in 2014.
Friends will be received in the Bethany Lutheran Church today from 1 to 2 p.m., followed immediately by a memorial service with the Rev. Marie A. Meeks, pastor, officiating. The Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post 892 Ritual Team will accord full military honors at the church. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church Building Fund, 6 Leo Moss Drive, Olean, N.Y. 14760; or a .
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean.
Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
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Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 18 to Apr. 25, 2016
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