Dover—Philip E. Anderson, 76, of Dover, N.H., formerly of Hampton Falls, died, Friday July 16 at Wentworth Douglass-Hospital in Dover, NH.
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Born November 3, 1933 in Portsmouth, N.H., he was the son of Oscar P. and Ethel N. (Proctor) Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was a lifelong member of the Hope Christian Fellowship (Portsmouth Advent Christian Church).
Philip was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. He retired after more than 30 years with the United States Patent Office in Washington, D.C. Philip was a member of the American Chemical Society, the Society of Plastics Engineers and the New Hampshire Wind Symphony, where he played trombone. He was also a passionate about his writing projects.
In November of 2009, Philip moved to Maple Suites Retirement Community in Dover, N.H. There, he gained a whole new community of friends and fellowship. He especially appreciated Managers John and Joanna Byerly, who blessed him with much love and friendship in this season of his life.
He is survived by his sister Marilyn Pope of Silver Lake, N.H. and Oldsmar, Fla.; brother, Elton Anderson of Milbridge, Maine, and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who will miss his unique character.
A graveside service will be held at 10:15 a.m. on July 21, 2010 at Harmony Grove Cemetery, South Street, Portsmouth, NH. Friends are invited. For online condolences, please visit: <U>www.jvwoodfuneralhome.com </U>. Arrangements are under the direction of J. Verne Wood Funeral Home-Buckminster Chapel.
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Published in Fosters from July 19 to July 20, 2010