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Raymond W. Anderson
April 20, 1925 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Son of John and Mildred Anderson of Stoneham, MA. Brother to David Anderson (deceased).
Predeceased by wife Eleanor (Litchfield) of 67 years.
Survived by son David and wife and Susan of Chester, NH, daughters Deborah Snyder (Chris deceased) of Fairport, NY and Janice of Holden, MA, niece and nephew Cindy and Scott (Melissa), grandchildren Virginia, Caitlin, Elizabeth, and Maura and great grandchildren Madeline, Luke, and Christopher.
Upon graduation from high school, Ray voluntarily enlisted in the United States Navy, and fought in World War II. He served as an electrician’s mate third class aboard the USS Blenny, a submarine, in the pacific theater. In his later years Ray often talked fondly of his “boat,” and his time in the Navy. He was a mainstay at the Town of Fairport Veteran’s Day parades.
After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Ray took advantage of the G.I. Bill to earn degrees from Boston University and Boston University Law School.
Rather than practicing law, he spent his career in senior positions in both industrial security and human resources with a variety of New York and Rochester based companies.
Ray enjoyed listening to jazz and playing drums in his own band as a side venture. He was blessed with a fine singing voice and was for years the MC of the Perinton Senior Chorus. He played pool weekly and walked the mall daily. He served as an usher at First Congregational Church in Fairport, NY for many years. He was also a proud Freemason.
Ray was the enthusiastic grandfather to 4 granddaughters and 3 great grandchildren. He was an easy-going gentleman who could get along with anyone, and he will be greatly missed by his family.
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