Fred W. Anderson

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“Joyce, my sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Father. May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Sue Epling - Deerfield, OH

“My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the family. Fred was always fine example for all to be. Rest in Peace my friend. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Albert DAmico - Cuyahoga Falls, OH

“Please accept my sincere condolence. Find comfort in knowing your loved one is resting peacefully.(Ecclesiastes ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy to Ruby and family. I enjoyed working with Fred at the water plant.Mark Preebe ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“I'M AM NEXT TO THE YOUNGEST OF HIS NIECES/NEPHEWS OUT OF THE NINE THAT HE HAD ON THE ANDERSON SIDE...HE ALWAYS HAD A GENTLE SOUL..I NEVER SAW HIM...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: CONNIE J. CHANEY - UNIONTOWN, OH

“One could always spot Fred standing quietly and taller than most in the crowd. With a twinkle in his eyes and a warm smile to greet you, he'd beckon...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Steven Snowberger - Kent, OH

“i will miss his gentle ways so much. truly a delight to have known this wonderful man. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: amy - ravenna, OH

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“To the Anderson Family, Fred always had such a warm friendly smile for everyone. He will truly be missed. With our deepest sympathy. Curtis & Mary ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Curtis Straubhaar & Mary Mandalari


Fred W. Anderson, 92, of Kent, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at his home.

He was born October 27, 1920 in Kent, to Charles W. and Agnes C. (Haynes) Anderson. He was a technical sergeant in the U S Army during World War II. Fred worked for 16 years at the former Ravenna Hardware and retired after 20 years as plant operator at the Akron Water Plant in Franklin Township. He spent his life as a self-employed painter and wallpaper hanger. He was a member of Lake Brady United Methodist Church and the American Legion. He loved to garden and read.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby G (Knight) Anderson, whom he married on April 2, 1954; son, Edward (Sylke) Anderson of Petaluma, CA; daughters, Linda (Daniel) Amodio of Diamond, Joyce (Rev. Paul) Meduri of Ravenna, and Sharon (Walter) Hamilton of Kalamazoo, MI; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren; brother, Earl (Pat) Anderson of Canton; and sister, Mary Ann Reynolds of Kent. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Winton Anderson, Vernon Anderson, Charles Anderson, Roland Anderson, Leonard Anderson, John Anderson, and Gene Anderson; and sister, Martha Bender.

Calling hours will be held 5-8 PM Thursday, January 24th at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home, 628 West Main Street, Kent, and Friday, January 25th from 12-1 PM at Lake Brady United Methodist Church, 1995 Brady Lake Road, Kent OH 44240 where services will be held at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Gary Glasscock officiating. Burial will follow at Standing Rock Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Brady United Methodist Church or RMH Foundation-Hospice, POB 1204, Ravenna, OH 44266-1204.