John Anderson Sr.
John Julian Anderson Sr., 79, of Arnold and previously of Brooklyn Park, died May 3 at his home after a lengthy illness with cancer. He was born Oct. 25, 1931, in Baltimore, where he was raised. He attended Poly Technical Institute in Baltimore, and later the University of Maryland, where he earned a Master's degree in education. Mr. Anderson was employed with the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, where he served for 31 years. John was a member of the Masonic Order and Asbury United Methodist Church. He enjoyed boating and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen M. Anderson; two sons, John Julian Anderson Jr. of Bowie and David Wayne Anderson of Easton; and four grandchildren, Kaitlin, Steven, Julie and Eric. A visitation will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 78 Church Road, Arnold, where a Celebration of Life service will be held at 5 p.m. at the church, with the interment to follow in the church cemetery. A social gathering will take place at the church Family Life Center at 6:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church. Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com