In Remembrance of John R. Anderson, Jr.

John R. Anderson, Jr.

John R. Anderson, Jr.

Scranton, PA May 2, 1937 ~ February 13, 2012 Date of Service: February 17, 2012

John R. Anderson, Jr., 74, Scranton, died peacefully Monday evening while surrounded by his loving wife and children in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton. He and his wife, the former Mary Frances Arndt would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on February 26th.

Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late John R. and Eleanor Wolff Anderson, Sr. He was a graduate of South Catholic High School in South Scranton, had served in the U.S. Air Force, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Scranton. Prior to retirement John had been employed for 40years by the Federal Aviation Administration. After retirement he had worked for several local trucking and delivery companies.

John was an avid sports enthusiast, which included being a member of the Bistocchi’s House League Bowling League for many years, but his greatest enjoyment came when coaching his children and grandchildren in various local youth sports. This was especially evident in the amount of time he dedicated to coaching and the Board of Directors for the East Scranton Little League. He had served as District 17/32 Little League Representative and had coached the 1979 East Scranton Little League All Star Team to the league’s only District 17 Championship. John’s dedication was honored in 2008 by naming the East Scranton Little League Field after him. He also served as the long time treasurer of the Central High School Football Parent’s Club.

John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who lived for his children and grandchildren. He was always available to help with anything asked of him. He enjoyed his annual trip to Las Vegas and his occasional trips to Mohegan Sun Casino where he enjoyed watching the horse races. His family will miss his attendance at family gatherings and his grandchildren’s activities and events, more than words can express.

His family would like to thank Dr. Shripathi Holla, Dr. Kurt Moran, Dr. Lisa Thomas, Dr. Christopher Peters, and ICU nurses and staff at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, for the care and compassion shown to John.

Also surviving are a daughter, Cathy Carpenter and her husband Scott, Scranton, five sons, John R. Anderson III and his wife Jamie, Scranton, Ted Anderson and his wife Erin, Scranton, Michael Anderson and his wife Mary Lynn, Gibsonia, PA, Christopher Anderson and his wife Mary, Ithaca, NY and Matthew Anderson and his wife Nadine, Bay Village, OH,  a sister, Patricia Sheerin and her husband Daniel, Scranton, three brothers, Earl Anderson and his wife Nancy, Minnesota, Gerard Anderson and his wife Jolene, California, and David Anderson, Scranton, twenty two grandchildren, Christian, Abby, and Noah Anderson, Corey, Ben, Zachary, and Ally Anderson, Trevor, Jason, and Allyson Carpenter, all of Scranton, Jack, Logan, and Ava Anderson, Gibsonia, PA, Mary Elizabeth, Hannah Rose, Luke, and Grace Anderson, Ithaca, NY, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Aria, Maisey, and Joshua Anderson, Bay Village, Ohio, two aunts, Ruth Pagnozzi, Dunmore, and Lorraine Thomas, Chestnut Hill, PA, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant son Matthew.

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with mass of Christian Burial at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church, Taylor Avenue and East Gibson Street, in Scranton. Interment will follow in the Cathedral Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 3-8pm.

Those friends attending the funeral mass on Friday are asked to go directly to the church.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the John R. Anderson Jr. Memorial Fund c/o Penn Security Bank.

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Charles Reynolds
Posts: 25
Sorry to hear about John
Reply #13 on : Sat February 18, 2012, 15:28:57
I only knew John from him making delivery's from Edwards.He would always make time to stay and talk.One time when he went to Las Vegas, he surprised me aith a Haley t shirt.He was a very kind soul. I am very sorry for your loss.
vince deemer
Posts: 25
my deepest sympathy
Reply #12 on : Thu February 16, 2012, 23:50:05
to the Anderson family/Teddy
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Although I haven't seen John for many years, I remember him as one of the nicest people I have ever known and someone I respected very much. I know he will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Sincerley, Vince Deemer / Swift and Barnes
Ryan Roth
Posts: 25
Thank you.
Reply #11 on : Thu February 16, 2012, 21:26:25
My deepest sympathies go out to Mr. Anderson's family. My sincerest thanks and utmost gratitude to Mr. Anderson for his tireless commitment to the children he coached and the Little League at large. I will always retain the fondest memories of my time playing with Mr. Anderson, a man of dignity and honor who knew, as so few do, the true meaning of service. Rest in peace Mr. Anderson. Know that your legacy lives on in the countless youth whose lives you have touched. Thank you.
susan Conway
Posts: 25
Re: In remembrance of
Reply #10 on : Thu February 16, 2012, 17:36:21
Tom, Scott, Jeff and i are so sorry to hear about John. He was a wonderful man. We will keep you and your
family in our prayers.

God Bless You All
Tom, Susan, Scott and Jeff
Andree Kinnee
Posts: 25
Our deepest sympathy
Reply #9 on : Thu February 16, 2012, 13:46:49
Jim and I are so sorry for your loss.
Love and Prayers,
Andree and Jim
Robin Scartelli
Posts: 25
Reply #8 on : Thu February 16, 2012, 10:04:12
Abby, John and family, Although I did not know your father I know from experience that losing a parent, grandparent is such a devastating experience to go through. Remember that memories last forever and if you carry your grandfather/dads spirit in your heart he will be with you forever. Abby, he will be at all of your sporting events and he will have the best seat in the house looking down at you from above with pride!
With much sympathy,
Robin (Coach) Scartelli
Steve Moraski
Posts: 25
Missing a great guy
Reply #7 on : Thu February 16, 2012, 09:57:26
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of John. John was a great guy and an awesome teammate. I bowled with John for the past 15 years and had the pleasure of being his teammate one year. We had many good times together and he and I loved to joke around with each other. I'm going to miss him dearly and the fun we had at bowling each week. My prayers are with your entire family. Peace and God Bless You All.
Stephanie Slack
Posts: 25
Remembering a terrific person
Reply #6 on : Wed February 15, 2012, 22:46:42
Words can not express the sorrow and loss that you feel. I want you to know that John touched our hearts and made me and my family feel like one of his own. Mary I want you to know that John will live forever in my heart and memories. I always enjoyed his company and joking around with him I truly miss him. My girls loved him and I will always remember him playing catch with Jenna. He was a good man with a beautiful soul. If there is anything that you need please let us help. Love Stephanie, Ryan, Jenna, Dana, and Ryley Slack.
Joseph Pusateri
Posts: 25
John Anderson
Reply #5 on : Wed February 15, 2012, 22:16:57
Mary and kids my deepest sympathy on your loss I will never forget John and all the good times we had coaching together and against each other at east scranton I learned a lot from John about baseball and about life John was a good friend and because of John I was able to get to know Mary and what a wonderful person she is and also his sons Ted , john john,Matt and his daughter Kathy I will never forget John and I will always keep him in my prayers He will be missed by everyone who knew him God Bless Joe Pusateri and family
Albert and Kimberly DeSanto
Posts: 25
Reply #4 on : Wed February 15, 2012, 21:28:49
We are very sorry for the loss to the Anderson family.
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