PJ Obit 10/6/2002
Harold W. Anderson, 83 of 19 Elmwood Ave., W.E. died at 2:36 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4, 2002) in WCA Hospital. He was born Sept. 30, 1919, in Jamestown, the son of Andrew and Blanche Sandberg Anderson. He was a 1938 graduate of Jamestown High School and a 1949 graduate of Rider University in Trenton, N.J. For 26 years, he was employed by the Jamestown Post Office as a clerk, and later as secretary to the Postmaster, retiring in 1979. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945 aboard the USS Intrepid and the USS Lexington, receiving the victory medal. He was a member of Zion Covenant Church, the American Association of Retired Persons, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ira Lou Spring Post 149 American Legion. He was a member and past treasurer of NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees), past president of the Post Office Credit Union, past member and chaplain of the Lakewood Memorial Post 1286, American Legion, a former member of Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, the Thule Lodge, the Viking Lodge, War Vets, and for several years, volunteered at WCA Hospital. He thoroughly enjoyed gardening, camping, and was an avid golfer. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doris L. Anderson Anderson, whom he married Dec. 26, 1946; a son, Jeffrey W. Anderson of Ashville; a daughter, Patricia A. Leburg of Jamestown; four grandchildren: Britta, Stephanie and Travis Leburg, all of Jamestown and Kai Anderson of Ashville; and a sister, Esther Kelsey of Bemus Point. He was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Amanda Amelia Leburg; a sister, Edith Nero; and a brother, Carl Anderson. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev Eldon H. Johnson, pastor emeritus of Zion Covenant Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Zion Covenant Church, 520 Fairmount Ave., W.E. Jamestown or American Diabetes Association, New York State Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn., 06150-1160 or to a charity of choice.