Robert E. Anderson, 83

Robert E. Anderson, 83, a resident of Sundown Rd. Palermo, passed away October 7, 2011 at home.

Born in Norristown, Penn, he was the son of the late Harry and Catherine (McGarvey) Anderson.

Bob was employed with Hemmingway and Bartlett Thread Company in Connecticut from 1977-1993.

He moved locally in 2002, where he enjoyed fishing and boating.

He was a member of the Labors Union in Connecticut.

Surviving are a stepdaughter, Kathaleen (Robert) Reitnour of Parker Ford, Penn; a step-son, Len Schaffer of Carneys Pt., N.J.; a grand-daughter, Ashley Schaffer; and his great-grandchildren, Abagail and Zachary.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy E. Anderson; sister, Ella Ludwig; and brother, Harry Grant.

Funeral Services will be held 1 pm Tuesday at the Nelson Funeral Home. 11 West Albany St. Oswego.

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  1. I knew Bob since I 4 years old. He was the assistant boy scout master with my father Art Costello. Bob and I had many good times together fishing in Canada and Lake Ontario. We went for rides when he visited me in Florida and took many pictures. He liked to go to all the thrift stores and made me stop so he could look around. He loved animated figurines and bought lots of them at the auction in New York. Drove me nuts when he turned them all on at his house. He was like a second father to me. We talked every week on the phone. He always called me when he had a computer problem so I could talk him through the fix. I will miss him terribly. Rest in peace buddy.

  2. Bob and his late wife Dot were my neighbors in Ct. for probably 30 yrs.before he moved to N.Y. They were like grandparents to my kids,Gina and Michael spending every Christmas dinner with us.Bob could not believe my husband Tom passed away 9/22/10. He said he was only just 65 and looking forward to retiring. They went on many fishing trips together and I hope they are fishing again in heaven.

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