Anderson, Ralph O., 91, of Boca Raton, FL passed away on October 25th. He was predeceased by his loving wife of sixty years, Norma Benson Anderson in 2010. Ralph was born in Windsor, Connecticut. He enlisted in the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor and saw action throughout the Pacific Theater. He founded West Hartford Tool and Die Co. which became a leader in the manufacture of critical parts for the aerospace industry. Ralph and Norma were residents of Farmington, Connecticut and Boca Raton. Ralph will be remembered as a consummate gentleman with a great sense of humor and rock-solid integrity. He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia, and son-in-law, William Rocks, of Boca Raton; grandson, Daniel Rocks; and daughter-in-love, Jeanne Austin and her husband, Rick Austin, of Port Saint Lucie. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 4:00pm at Saint Andrews Estates, South Verde Trail, Boca Raton. Interment will be at the United States Veterans Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to Westminster Academy of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Arrangements were made by: Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 4061 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. Phone: 954-565-5591
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Published in Sun-Sentinel on Nov. 3, 2013