Dr. John A. Anderson(1931 - February 17, 2013)

John A. Anderson, M.D.

~ 2013 ~

MONTEREY - Peninsula physician, Dr. John A. Anderson, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013 Êat the age of 82 from complications associated with Alzheizmer's. Dr. Anderson treated hundreds of people on the Monterey Peninsula from 1960 to 2002, including the sisters at the Santa Catalina School and the Carmelite Monastery, and the sisters and retired priests at the Ave Maria Convalescent Hospital. He was a graduate of Pacific Grove High School, attended Santa Clara University, and received his M.D. from St. Louis University Medical School. He was a rare doctor who made house calls throughout his career, and was a respected physician who worked in the practice of Waligora Medical Group. He also served as chief of staff at Community Hospital.

An avid fisherman who loved the sea, Dr. Anderson would frequently take his boat out for salmon off the coast of Monterey. He would commonly share his catch with friends and family.

Dr. Anderson and his wife, Sylvia, married for 59 years, were residents of Park Lane and former owners of the "Book End" in Monterey. He is survived by his wife and six children, John of Albuquerque, NM, Susan Colburn of Laguna Beach, CA, Genevieve Bergez of Salinas, Anne McCormack of Washington, D.C., Paul of Boise, ID, and Alice Mienkowski of Toronto, Canada; 19 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He leaves behind his bereaved and adoring family and a kinder world thanks to his being part of it.Ê

A Visitation will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013, starting at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Vigil at 7:00 p.m., at Mission Mortuary, 450 Camino El Estero, Monterey. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey followed by interment at El Encinal Cemetery, 601 Fremont Street. Donations may be sent in his name to Loaves & Fishes Ministry or the San Carlos Restoration, 500 Church Street, Monterey, CA 93940.

To offer online condolences, please visit www.missionmortuary.com.

Funeral Home

Mission Mortuary
450 Camino El Estero Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 204-1219

Published in The Monterey Herald on Feb. 20, 2013