Anderson, Robert T. "Bob"
Robert T. "Bob" Anderson, 88, of Palm Coast, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his home. Robert is a World War ll veteran, having served overseas as a combat medic with the 76th infantry division, during the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded an E.T.O. ribbon with three (3) battle stars. Robert was honorably discharged with rank of Sergeant. In 2012, Robert traveled to Washington, DC with other World War II
veterans to visit war memorials and other historic sites as part of the Volusia Honor Air Flight 9- operated under the auspices of the Deland Rotary Club
. In December of 2013, Robert was appointed a "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor by The Consulate General of France. The Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon in 1802 to acknowledge services rendered to France, by persons of exceptional merit.
Robert grew up in the Riverdale and Fieldston sections of the Bronx, New York City, and was a graduate of Manhattan College. Robert was musically inclined and enjoyed listening to the 'oldies' of the 30's and 40's. Robert is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Mary; four children, Robert Jr., Melissa Anderson, Thomas Anderson, and Mary Heise; a sister, Barbara Anderson; four grandchildren, Rachael, Samantha, Kelly and Jillian Anderson. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014, 11:00AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, FL. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the
in memory of Robert T. Anderson. For online condolences go to: www.craigflaglerpalms.com