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ANDERSON, Patrick S. Native Tucsonan, and one of the proudest Americans to grace the face of this earth, Patrick S. Anderson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the age of 92. One of 12 children, SSgt Patrick S. Anderson served proudly as a member of the United States Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War, and was considered by many to be a member of one of the "Greatest Generations". Pat was one of few who fought and survived one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific on the small island of Iwo Jima. Upon his return, he met and married his best friend and love of his life, Doris. Over the next 71 years of marriage, they raised a family of three children, Patrick Jr. (Carol), Janet, and Carol (Doug), and enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren, Jason, Jared, Jessica, John, Erin and Kyra, as well as two very special great-grandchildren, Flynn and Ava. The highlight of his life revolved around his passion and commitment to excel and succeed in life and in business. In 1963, based on the organizational strength that he learned in the Marine Corps, Pat made the critical decision to go into business for himself, and established Anderson Painting Co. After 55 years of success, the business continues to thrive, due to the perseverance and adherence to his basic fundamental principles of offering the highest quality and best service available in the industry. Pat made an indelible impression, and left an everlasting imprint in the hearts of those who crossed his path over the years. In honor of his true character, we will carry on his legacy of integrity, generosity, love of family, and the rewards of hard work. On behalf of Dad and our entire family, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the entire staff at Peppi's House for their extraordinary care and compassion. In Pat's memory, we are planning an open house to celebrate his life on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Anderson Painting and Powder Coating Co., 6210 S. Country Club Road, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Apr. 8, 2018
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