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July 7, 2014

John P. Anderson

LYNDONVILLE — Mr. John P. Anderson, of Lyndonville, died on the Fourth of July at his summer home on Lake Ontario.

Mr. Anderson was born in Holley, August 28, 1932, and was a graduate of Medina High School, class of 1951. He entered the US Navy in Sept. 1951 and served until 1955. On August 29, 1959, he married the former  Maureen O'Brien.

John was employed by Monroe Electronics, Sigma and a partner in ASI. In 1986, John and Maureen purchased  the former Taylor Bros. Furniture Co. on Elwood Avenue and established Antech Sales, Inc. Antech represented Watlow Electric Products Co., based in St. Louis, MO, as a distributor. Antech also produced customized electric panels for companies, including Eastman Kodak, Fisher-Price and Corning Glass. He also owned and operated Anderson Greenhouse in the 1970s, and enjoyed his farm on Bates Road from 1973-2010.

Active in the community, he was a charter member of Shelridge Country Club. He was also a member of the Medina Jaycees, Medina Lodge, LOOM, Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and the NRA. He served on Village of Medina Board of Trustees and the Orleans County Industrial Development Agency.

He was an avid reader and interested in current events, local and world history, politics, gardening and fishing. He enjoyed his yearly fishing trips to Lake Nipissing and Quebec. He had a respect for nature and always had his beloved dog at his side and as a co-pilot in his truck.

In retirement, John wintered in Naples, FL where he was an active member of the Pipers Grove Condominium Association, and enjoyed fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Although John's interests and talents were many, his friends and family will remember him as a man who was always there in time of need, whose heart was kind and who lived life with enthusiasm. Future gatherings will be quieter with one more empty seat, but his laughter, stories and his love for family and friends will always live on.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 55 years, Maureen; step-brother, Alfred (Ruth) Vail and step-sister, Virginia Janda, both of CO; brothers-in-law, Francis E. "Bud" (Mary Ann) O'Brien and D. Thomas (Carol) O'Brien; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Marion L. (Spicer) Vail; step-father, Clarence Vail; two brothers, Edward Anderson and Frederic "Gunner" (late Carol) Anderson.

Friends may call on Friday (4-7) at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 West Center St., Medina, where his service will be held on Saturday at 11AM. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by members of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and Lincoln Post #1483, VFW. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, PAWS or Hospice of Orleans.

Visit www.cooperfuneralhomemedina.com to share condolences.

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