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Daniel Anderson Sr. WINDSOR - Retired Master Chief Hull Maintenance Technician (DV) Daniel Dean Anderson Sr., 74, passed away peacefully at home Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, his family at this side, after courageously battling renal cancer for the past four years. A native of Randallman, N.C., he was the son of the late Jim S. and Erma Jean Warren Anderson. He had lived in the Tidewater area for the past 35 years. Dan proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired with 27 years of service. He then continued his career with the Norfolk Public Works Center, civil service, and completed 20 years of service. Dan was a member of the American Legion and was a member of the VFW, Tidewater and Post 49, Smithfield. He was also a life member of the Norview Masonic Lodge No. 113, Norfolk. He enjoyed life to the fullest and was an avid fisherman. Dan was passionate about hunting and the great outdoors. He was a member of the Chuckatuck Hunt Club and the Darden Store Hunt Club. He will be sorely missed by his friends, family and "hunting buddies" in the community. Dan was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church and was involved in many aspects of the church. A beloved father, grandfather and brother, Dan was loved and respected by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by his wife, June Leone Anderson, and brother and sisters, Alfred, L.E., David, and Donald and Madeline and Peggy. Left to cherish his memories are his daughters, Holly Sue Anderson, Sherry Adair Patton, Sybil N. Acey (Randy) and Heather Leigh Estelle Geyer (Aaron); his son, Daniel Dean Anderson Jr. and stepsons, Mark Anthony Lewis (Tammy) and Kevin Michael Lewis (Audra); 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and his sister, Phyllis A. Ellis. A service celebrating Dan's life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in Faith Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastor Barry Reel officiating. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Memorial Park with full military honors. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday in Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Jan. 6, 2010.
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January 12, 2010
Uncle Dan,
You took me in and me feel as if time had been erased when we were reacquianted many years ago. You have an enormous heart, reaching out to others and doing your best to keep us as the Anderson family close. I am blessed to have gotten to know you, even if just briefly, it may seem. You made sure that I knew the man my father was, your brother, David, and stepped in as a replacement figure for me. I love you and respect your work and commitment to family. I will honor your request to continue to keep the family ties close. Live strong with the Lord and rest now, we will carry on your work here.
Your loving niece,
Catherine Elaine Anderson
Catherine Anderson
January 9, 2010
Thank you Dan for being the uncle you were to Michael, thanks for the love you always imparted to everybody. To me, you were always such of special person: full of patiency, love and happiness. To me you are somebody who realy loved like Jesus did, always focussing in the good side of what we did, always loving and no judging. You Dan will always live in my heart and Michael's, and the love we can no longer express to you, we'll share it with your precious kids and family.
Michael & Libia
January 9, 2010
We knew eachother since we were 8 years old.You were my first love and we had 4 great kids together.you will always have a place in my heart.
Sylvia Pinks
January 8, 2010
My thoughts and prayers goes out to Dan's family. The time I spent with him will never be forgotten I only wished I would have had more.
Ron Barse
January 8, 2010
Today is a cold day in the Dakotas not because of the snow and the wind, but because a GREAT man was laid to rest this day.

God bless each and everyone of you today and the days ahead.
January 8, 2010
My sympathy and prayers are with Dan's family and his close friends. I only visited with Dan a couple times over the past 18 years that I have known the Bryan family, but I was impressed with Dan's friendly nature, openness and willingness to help his fellow man any way he could. The last time I saw Dan, 4 years ago, my daughter shot a 22 rifle, (Dan's), for the first time. I will miss Dan and believe he's at peace with his Lord and Savior in Heaven.
Chad Clinger
January 7, 2010
Dan I will miss you and am thankful I was able to see you In September. Hope you and Howard are together again.
Grace Barse
January 7, 2010
You were a soft spoken man with a heart as big as life itself. You gave me encouragement and hope when I was down and welcomed me as one of your own. I am thankful for the good times we had spent together and hunting trips and all, just sorry I didn't stay in touch any better than I did.I was glad I got the chance to re-visit with you before you moved on although you were already weakened by your terrible condition. But now you are strong ,healthy and in no more pain and with our savior above. God rest your soul Dan you will surely be missed. Love ya Ken.
Ken Lahaye
January 7, 2010
DAN & FAMILY; I really never met your father but hearing you talk of him was always very precious. May He Rest In Peace Forever Happy..Raymond Zuellig
January 6, 2010
Dad,you taught me so much about animals,plants and being ones self.I'll never forget the times we were all together,building the house in chuckatuck with no lights,but just all of us. You always let me have any animal or plant I wanted.I just want to thank you for making
me a very strong, open minded person. I love love you and you will be missed so very much.
Holly Sue Anderson
January 6, 2010
Dan Anderson was such a kind friend. When Granddaddy Bryan died, Dan invited our entire family to stay at his home. We all carry a little bit of Dan in our heart. We know Dan is in a better place with the Lord.
Kathy,Jim & Matt Torontali
January 6, 2010
We truly admired Dan and his love for Jesus was so real in his life. He was a great person and always had a smile. When he said something in our Sunday School Class, you knew it was going to be good. We will miss Dan.
Doug & Carolyn Pinckard
January 6, 2010
My grandparents were blessed to have such a special friend and neighbor. I always looked forward to seeing Dan on my visits to see them. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Karen Chappell
January 6, 2010
A pop pop has silver in his hair, and gold in his heart. I will always love and miss my pop pop. My life would have never been what it is if it werent for him. <3
Ashley Watson
January 6, 2010
He was a beloved grandfather and great grandfather. We love him deeply and words can not express my sorrow or how much he will be missed. The miles between us are many, but you have always been with me in my thoughts and prayers.I couldn't see you as much as I wanted to, but the times we did share are very dear to me and those memories I will treasure forever.

"If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again."

I love you Grandpa.

With love, Dannell Adair Bjurback(Anderson), Matthew, Kaylie and Aiden.
Dannell Bjurback(Anderson)
January 6, 2010
My deepest sympathy. Dan was such a good man and a great friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in fond memories of times shared.

Anna Bryan Clodfelter, Orlando, FL
January 6, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Helen Heckman
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