Garrick S. Anderson, 19, of 598 Derrick Road, Bradford, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday (Oct. 19, 2012) while at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born March 19, 1993, in Bradford, he was a son of Kenneth A. and Christine G. Stark Anderson.
He was a 2011 graduate of Bradford Area High School, where he excelled in soccer, lettering all four years. He was named to the Big 30 All-Star Soccer team in 2011. He was the place kicker for the Bradford Owls football team his senior year. While in high school, he was very active in the automotive program and was chosen to work at the bus garage to further his automotive skills.
He was known to be a very hard worker. While in high school he worked for Ben Wentworth tending to yard and garden work and at the Sportsman's Outlet. After graduating, he worked at American Refining Group and at the time of his death was employed at W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co.
He was an assistant coach for the Floyd C. Fretz Middle School boy's soccer team. His passions in life included loud trucks, his grandfather Don's four wheeler, coaching soccer, spending time with his friends, and family dog, "Bubba-Jo." He attended the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, where he volunteered his time for the afterschool Kids Club, served as an usher and assisted in the video production for Sunday services.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Laurissa (Shane) Locke of Smethport and Leah Anderson of Bradford; one brother, Arthur (Liz) Anderson of Warren; his maternal grandmother, E. Pearl Stark of Bolivar N.Y.; paternal grandparents, Donald and Adeline Anderson of Derrick City; one niece, Rebecca K. Anderson; three nephews, Donald J. Anderson, Edward O. Anderson and Silas E. Locke; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Frealyn Stark, who died Oct. 17, 2005.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, and again on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, where funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. David Bunnell, pastor, officiating.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Garrick S. Anderson Scholarship Fund established at any office of Northwest Saving Bank; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 22 to Oct. 29, 2012