CMSgt (Ret) John Joseph Anderson, USAF, 88, of Carlisle,
passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at home. He was born on March 8, 1929 in Bradford, and was a son
of the late Otto R. and Margaret (Fullerton) Anderson.
John was a 1947 graduate of St. Bernard’s
Parish School in Bradford. He retired in 1975 from the US Air Force with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant
with more than 25 years of service. He served during the Korean War and Vietnam War and was awarded several
honors and medals. John was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle, Toastmaster’s International,
St. Patrick’s Parish Council, Knights of Columbus Council 4057 Assembly 2708 and the Air Force Association.
He is survived by
his wife of 37 years, Evelyn H. (McDonald) Anderson, three sons; James M. (Mary) Anderson of Gaithersburg, MD, John T. (Lisa)
Anderson of Statesville, NC and Robert C. Anderson of Satellite Beach, FL, two daughters; Lee F. (Mike) Bethel of Carlisle
and Christy M. (Mike) Van Zant of Prescott, AZ, 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Lisa M. Anderson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at
10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle, with Rev. William C. Forrey
officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Patrick’s New Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle, with military
honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard. A viewing will be held on Monday in the Father Welsh room in the
Parish Activity Center from 6 – 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. and on Tuesday in the Church narthex from
9:30 a.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Council 4057 Foundation,
P.O. Box 281, Carlisle, PA 17013. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.
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