NICHOLAS ROBERT ANDERSON
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NICHOLAS ROBERT ANDERSON

Virginia Beach - A bright star still radiates in our hearts.

Nicholas Robert Anderson, 23, recent Virginia Tech Physics graduate, passed away in Blacksburg, VA on December 22, 2015. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, Nick moved to Virginia Beach in 1997. Nick earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2010, and graduated later that year from Tallwood High School. At Virginia Tech, Nick served as President of the Astronomy Club and also was an avid member of the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers. He earned various astronomy awards, including the Master Observer Award and the Messier 400 Award.

Musically gifted, Nicholas played the piano, bassoon, cello, and trombone, and recently completed his first piano composition. Nick had a love of animals, travel, and exploration, and spent last summer working at Yellowstone National Park.

Left to cherish his memory are his father, Charles Anderson; mother, Sandra Anderson LaSalle; brother, David Anderson; and grandmother Anne Belsky; and extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday January 16, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, 300 36th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. A second service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday January 23, 2016 at the Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel in Blacksburg, VA.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Union Mission, P.O.Box 3203, Norfolk, VA 23514-3203, or a charity of your choice.

Nick's passion for astronomy can be viewed via his active website at www.MessierThanAComet.com.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Jan. 13, 2016.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
23
Service
03:00 PM
Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel
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June 7, 2018
My name is Tina Waring and my daughter is a member of BBAA. Today (June 7) zoe recvd one of the scholarships and while visiting the others at the meeting we found out about Nicks passing. Four years ago, when Zoe was a freshman in high school and Nick was home from college she met him at a BBAA meeting. He befriended her, talked to her about astronomy and his working on a physics degree at VT. THere were not many young people there so it was nice to talk with him. At a following stargazing event he helped her to see the stars. Zoe has been busy the past year wit varsity soccer and we hadn't been to meetings and didn't know Nick was gone. I wanted you to know that Nick made an impression on Zoe and she too will be majoring in physics this fall at Randolph College. Our heart breaks for the loss of Nick, we won't forget him.
January 18, 2016
FAMILY:SO SORRY FOR YOUR GREAT LOSS.AT THIS TIME OF SADNESS,KNOW GOD CARES FOR YOU.PLEASE THROW YOUR ANXIETY ON HIM ( 1 PETER 5 :7).MAY YOU CONTINUE TO CHERISH HIS MEMORIES.
VAN
January 15, 2016
I am so truly sorry to learn of your loss. To lose a child has to be one of the most deeply painful things that can happen. All of you will be in my prayers. Very sincerely, Joan Pickett
January 13, 2016
Sandy and family, our sincere condolences.Pattie Cartwright and family
Pattie Cartwright
January 13, 2016
I'll miss Nick. We connected through our shared passion for the night sky and love of astronomy. He was a dedicated observer and seemed to have quite a talent for it. I expected such great things from this accomplished young man. My heart goes out to the family. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Ted Forte
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