Edwin L. Anderson
Edwin L. Anderson of Glen Spey, NY, a lifetime area resident, died Thursday, December 25, 2008 at Campbell Hall Health Care Facility. He was 67.
He was born March 31, 1941 in Middletown, NY, the son of the late John Edwin and Grace Turner Anderson. He married Norma Brazington-Scheck Anderson on September 12, 1966 in Goshen, NY.
Edwin worked as a therapy aide for the Middletown Psychiatric Center for 28 years until retirement in 1996. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam as a private in the 3rd Infantry Division, Artillery and earned the distinction of sharpshooter.
A family statement reads: “Eddie L. had a great love of life. He enjoyed fast cars, loyal pets and good times with friends and family. In 1966, he met Norma Jane. He loved taking the family on vacations to Canada, Vermont and West Virginia. He was a skilled handyman and devoted time to ‘honey-dos’ and hunting with his sons as well as many precious moments spent with his ‘sunshine girls,’ his other grandchildren and his loyal dog Daisy.”
Survivors include his wife at home; sons David Turner of Livingston Manor, NY and Edwin Guy Anderson of Glen Spey, NY; daughter Carol Laput and husband Amador of Glen Spey; sisters Charlotte Carr and husband, Don of Bloomingburg, NY and Alice Horton of Middletown, NY; nine grandchildren, Amber Dame, Nico, David and Adam Turner, Tyler, Evan, Amzie, Bailey and Sami Laput; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; and his dog Daisy.
He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Roy Horton.
Funeral services were on Saturday, December 27, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ann’s R.C. Church, Shohola, PA with the Rev. Thomas J. Major officiating. Cremation will be at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.
Burial of ashes will be in the Howells Cemetery in Howells, NY at a later date.
Contributions may be made to St. Ann’s R.C. Church, 125 Richardson Ave., Shohola, PA 18458 or Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 5, c/o Peter Rollins, Commander, 48 Wickham Ave., Goshen, NY 10924.