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Stanford L. Anderson, 84, of 319 East Fifth St., Warren, died on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at Warren General Hospital.
Stanford was born April 18, 1928, in Ridgway to the late Carl G. Anderson and Sarah B. Raybuck Anderson.Â He attended grade school, junior high school and senior high school.Â
He was a confirmed member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and one of the First Acolytes of the Church.Â He served on the church board for several years.Â He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Second World War.Â He was stationed on Guam Island until his honorable discharge in 1946.Â He then served in the U.S. Navy Reserves until Feb. 19, 1952.Â
He was employed by Russell Snow Plow Company in Ridgway, then from 1948 to 1958 at Elliot Company as a maintenance electrician.Â He then went to work for Ridgway Color and Chemical Company for seven years. He also served as president of Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department from 1959 to 1965.
On Jan. 3, 1966, he moved to Warren and went to work for National Forge as an electrician for 25 years, retiring in June 1990.Â He worked at Bettâ€™s Industry in Starbrick for seven years.
He was an active volunteer for the National Forge Credit Union for 35 years as a director, vice president, chairman and president of the board of directors from 1990 to 2005.Â He was the president of the Allegheny Chapter of Credit Unions from 1995 to 2001.Â On April 6, 2001, he was honored by the Pa. Credit Union League at the Hilton Hotel in Pittsburgh when he received the Joseph A. Moore Memorial Award for the Credit Union Volunteer Lifetime Achievement.Â He believed in the Credit Union motto, â€śPeople helping people.â€ťÂ
He enjoyed his hunting camp, â€śStanâ€™s Place,â€ť in Scandia for 21 years, hunting deer with his grandsons and son-in-laws.
He is survived by his wife, Emilie B. Anderson, whom he married on April 29, 1989; three daughters, Sandra Moore and her husband, the Rev. Stephen of Scottsdale, Diane McKenzie and her husband William of Clarendon, and Deborah Dennett and her husband Robert of Asheville, N.C.; two stepchildren, Keith Weilacher and his wife, Julie of Columbia, S.C., and Deborah Williamson and her husband Mark of St. Marys; two sisters, Carol Distler and Gladys Haines and her husband William, both of Ridgway; three grandsons; two granddaughters; 11 great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter, Kayleeraine McKenzie; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Becky B. Charlesen Anderson in 1988; his stepmother, Germaine Elizabeth Nagley Anderson; and his sister, Valjean Marie Anderson.
Friends of Stanford L. Anderson will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and for one hour prior to a funeral service to be held at the Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Penna. Ave. E., Warren, on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Kevin Haley, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow at Warren County Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of choice.