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Sylvester S. "Tyke" Anderson, Jr., 59, of Carlisle, died suddenly on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He was born on Wednesday, December 30, 1953, in Carlisle, a son of the late Sylvester S. Anderson, Sr. and Hannah (Jackson) Anderson.

Tyke was a 1973 graduate of Carlisle High School, where he played varsity football, basketball and baseball. He was currently employed with CenturyLink as a telephone line repairman. Tyke had been employed with the local Carlisle telephone company since 1975. He was a member of Sons of American Legion Haines-Stackfield Post 826, Carlisle and the York County Black Golfers Association. Tyke formerly coached the Bellaire Bulldogs basketball team for 20 years and also coached the Carlisle Pony football team for 12 years.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 27 years, Robin "Anna" (Day) Anderson, two sons; Christopher McFalls and Sylvester Stallone Sadler Anderson, both of Carlisle, two daughters; Getia L. White and Keeona N. Day, both of York, one brother, Marshall "Marty" Anderson and his wife, Sue of Carlisle, 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the Carlisle Alliance Church, 237 E. North St., Carlisle, with Rev. Duane Coleman and Rev. Alfred Moten officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be held at the church on Monday from 12:00 noon until time of the service. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.

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My sympathy to the family

Paul Graham
Remember so many smiles and laughter when I would see Tyke at the phone company.  What a great guy - you will be missed. My sympathies to his family and friends.

Rita Young


We pray that God will surround you with peace and comfort as you remember the joy & wisdom Coach Tyke shared with you while here with us. We are so thankful that he was able to teach our sons in their athletic journey. He will live on in them forever.

The Greene Family - Brian, Charlene,Tyler & Cameron

My prayers are with you and the family. May God continue to bless and comfort you during this time of bereavement and the days to come. May you all find comfort and strength through the many cherished memories you have.

love, uTasha Palmer

My sincere Condolence's to the immediate and extened family of my dear friend Tyke. Blood always had a big grin ready and some funky trash talk to throw at you. Marty, be strong man you have many peeps in your corner...........peace


I am very sorry to have read of Tyke's passing. We grew up together as kids on the east side of Carlise and graduated together in 1973, My prayers are with you all.

Skip Carey

 Miss you Beloved.

Curtis W. Thompson

 I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.
I am so blessed, for multiple reasons, I had the honor of not only being a co worker of Tykes but he played a major influence in my boys lives as he coached them in basketball and introducing them to the fundamentals of the sport. He always had a smile and made the kids laugh when he would show up in his sweatshirt that read "That Sh*T Cray" I saw him two weeks ago and he said "Tell Donovan I will be on the sidelines" Yes he definitely will <3
Rest Easy My Friend and Thank You!!

Brandy, Tre , Donovan and Serenity


 I want to remember you as one of my Uncles... Growing up on Penn Street and thinking of the days gone by. Rest well my friend be at peace with the Lord and Watch over your Loved ones near and Far... Love You Uncle.

Crystal Giles

There are not enough words to say what I am feeling right now. When I heard the news my heart just sank. My friend, my golf partner, my brother has passed away. I never expected to hear anything like this. We have had so many great times together and I will truly miss our golf & sports outings. I will always cherish those memories and the laughs you gave us all. R.I.P. now my brother and remember to hollar "FORE" when you go to hit those golf balls. I love you....

Gary "Gump" Stackfield


 My prayers to the family. I have known Tyke it seems forever. Growing up as neighbors in Locust Avenue and attending Penn Elementary school together. I ask God to wrap his arms around your family at this time and give them comfort. To be there to support one and other and to continue to be there for each other in the coming days. I know you are glory bound and the golf courses are lined in gold. R.I.P. Tyke. God bless the family....

Angela Stackfield-White


You will be missed, my prayers go out to the family, Anna stay strong and God will do the rest....

Kitzi Chappelle and family

Gone but never forgotten u will always be in our hearts tyke
 luv ya always

Julia Miller

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Tyke Anderson during these very trying moments. Tyke was a real Carlisle man who gave back so much to his community. I would hope that his strength and caring personality is carried by his family and friends. He will sadly be missed by the entire community of Carlisle.

Dave Lebo

Our prayers and condolences to Marty and Tyke's family.
May God keep and bless you during this difficult time.

Norman and Charlene Thompson, Killeen, Texas

 My sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this time of loss...Tyke was great role model to many children in the Carlisle community and will be sadly missed. RIP Tyke and until we all meet again

Cathy Freeman


To the Anderson and Pearson Family, my heart goes out to you for your loss. May God continue to strengthen you in this time of sorrow. Tyke will truly be missed by all. Continue to have comfort in all your memories of Tyke. Family Be Blessed.

Roxanne Ward Graves

 Marty and Sue,
I am sorry to hear about the sudden death of Tyke.
 Keep the good memories close to get you through the days ahead.

Denise (Wimer) Evans

may god be with your family i remember you coaching our son kyle you were a very good man father and coach and friend may god bless you and your family.
myers family

We miss you CWeiss you cuz. When we come back home to Carlisle every time we,d see a bucket truck with century link on it we'd say, there goes Tyke. I guess he's climbing a pole somewhere. We'll miss your laughter and we'll miss the jokes.

Love and peace, Buddy, Vienna,Tiff, John, and children

May God continue to bless your family during this time of sorrow.
Remember the smiles.
Cherish the moments.
Find comfort in memories

Craig and Dolly Rice Kern

I pray that your faith will provide you some comfort in the weeks to come and to know that your brother, husband, father, uncle was loved and remembered by many. I knew Tyke as a friend , classmate and teammate. I will always remember his easy smile and laugh. Peace be with you all.
Bill Cashman CHS '73

Our condolences to You Robin, Marty & all your family for the loss of your loved one. I am ever so thankful toTyke for he was a great inspiration to my son Jordan & my daughter Whitney, he was truly a good friend! He will truly be missed. Our thoughts & our prayers are with you'll!
Maria, Whitney & Jordan Woodall

remember all the fun times at the phone company, the Carlisle community will miss a great person who gave so much. Deepest sympathy to the family.
Delores Slear

Tyke was unique with his funny brand of humor. He worked. He got up every day and worked. He got a job with the phone company and he did it...for decades. Even when he was performing as an athlete, he competed every step. He would always make me smile and chuckle with his funny comments. God bless you Tyke. We love you.

 Randolph Hays family

My condolescence to the family and friends. Tyke was a good man and had a wonderful smile.
Grew up in the neighborhood and often talked to him. As I got older and had my first home Tyke was the one who came and hooked up my phone. Great guy and it was a pleasure to know him

Judy Dewalt

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