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Gilbert R. Anderson

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Gilbert R Anderson was born to Scottish immigrants on Aug 3, 1929 in Maspeth Queens NY. He was delivered at home by a midwife and was one of 9 children. He died at WellStar Tranquility Hospice, Austell Georgia on Jan 27, 2020 at the age of 90. His life journeys led him to an interesting life. He enlisted in the USMC at the age of 16 in 1945 only to go through bootcamp and WWII ended. He was called back to active duty in 1950 for the Korean (Conflict), shipped to Korea where he was hit with mortar fire from the Chinese and incurred a traumatic brain injury and received a purple heart medal. He landed a career with Grumman Aerospace and became a member of the team that built and maintained the LEM, that landed on the moon, at Kennedy space Center during the Apollo program from 1966- 1972 and retired after 38 years. He had overcome a lot of obstacles in his life, cancer of the Larynx and post-traumatic stress syndrome, long before it was recognized. He was a true mentor and father for our family.  He is survived by sons John (Susan), Steve (Gloria) and Daughter Nancy Anderson, Grandson Colby (Leslie) Burtt, Grand daughter Samantha Anderson, Great Grand children Connor and Scott McCrary. Preceded in death, his wife of 51 years Joan Anderson, and son David Anderson. A private service will be held at the Veterans National Cemetery in Canton Georgia where he and Joan’s ashes will be laid to rest.

3 Comments To "Gilbert R. Anderson"

Portia Scott On Feb 03 2020 at 1pm
A long and productive life, leaving a legacy not only for his family and country, but all of mankind, contributing humanity's greatest accomplishment. My sympathy for his family. Reply to this comment
Beverly Rychalski On Feb 01 2020 at 8pm
Say a special prayer for me I am so sorry for loss miss them so much. Beverly Reply to this comment
AJ and Mary Ellen Justi On Jan 31 2020 at 6pm
Wonderful neighbor and caring husband to his wife.. He will be missed. Reply to this comment
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