NORTH SPRINGFIELD - Philip F. Anderson, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
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He was born Jan. 4, 1929, in Springfield, Mass., the son of Ernest and Dorothy (Fairchild) Anderson.
He attended schools in the Springfield area, and graduated from Springfield Technical High School, and later from American International College, both in Springfield, Mass.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea.
He married Beverley Hussey on April 26, 1952, in Springfield, Mass. She predeceased him on Feb. 13, 2011.
He was employed in sales in the insurance industry for many years, and was also in sales for a large food distributor.
He lived in Springfield, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, and Brimfield, all in Massachusetts; and North Randolph, Chelsea, and most recently North Springfield in Vermont.
He was a man of deep faith and a 24-year member of the Renewed Life in Jesus Church in Chester. He took part in Prison Ministry, Angel Tree and was a volunteer for the Springfield Meals on Wheels Program.
He enjoyed fishing and traveling.
Survivors include a daughter Carolyn Hier of Weathersfield; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother Bruce Anderson of East Longmeadow, Mass.; and two nephews.
He was predeceased by a son Kenneth Anderson on Feb. 22, 2011.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield. The Rev. Rick Blaisdell, pastor of the Renewed Life in Jesus Church, will officiate. A private burial with military honors will be held at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Renewed Life in Jesus Church, P.O. Box 352, Chester, VT 05143; or to the Springfield Meals on Wheels Program, 139 Main St., Springfield, VT 05156.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
Published in Rutland Herald on Nov. 2, 2012