Robert L. Anderson, of Jennings, FL, formerly of Dutchess County, entered into rest on Thursday, April 4, 2019. He was 81.
Son of the late Clarence and Arlene (Charles) Anderson, he was born on July 7, 1937 in Poughkeepsie, NY.
A retired heavy equipment operator for Down State Correctional Facility, Robert also proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1954 to 1962 aboard the USS Iowa. He loved hunting and fishing, was active with Boy Scouts of America as a leader, and was a former member of the Lakeview Fire Department, Long Island, NY.
Survivors include two sons, Robert M. Anderson and his wife Linda of Newburgh and Michael R. Anderson of Jennings, FL; a brother, Richard Anderson and his wife Cecelia and two sisters, Marilyn Kavanaugh and Darlene Anderson, all of Apopka FL; four granddaughters, Brienna, Alyssa, Destiny and Michaela.
In addition to his parents Robert was predeceased by his wife Eileen in 1988, and a brother-in-law, Richard Kavanaugh.
A Celebration of Robert’s Life, (casual attire please) will take place at the Cronomer Valley Fire Department, 296 N. Plank Road, Newburgh on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Robert’s memory to the Cronomer Valley Fire Department, 296 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, NY 12550.