Herbert Clair Anderson, 92, died on December 5, 2021 at the Dayton, Ohio Hospice Home with his family after a stroke a week earlier.
Herb was born on May 30, 1929 in Jamestown, NY, to Florence (Norton) and Fred J. Anderson. He spent most of his life in Chautauqua Counties: Celeron, Busti, and Jamestown.
He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1947. During the Korean War 1951-53 he served in the US Army. After a four-year apprenticeship as a toolmaker, he worked for Art Metal, Inc. for 25 years until it closed in 1971, then at Sunco Tool and finally at Cummins Engine until retiring in 1996.
He has loved sports all his life including bowling, golf and especially baseball for the Steel Partition Bombers and various softball teams. He then took up baseball games as a referee after his game days were up. In later years he enjoyed watching his daughters and then grandchildren play sports and rarely missed a game or swim meet.
He married Ina C. Carlson in 1956 at Immanuel Lutheran Church and lived on Indiana Avenue in Jamestown for 57 years. There he made many great memories and friends for life. He loved traveling, first with his family and later as a long-time member of the Jamestown Senior Center. He traveled extensively his entire life, taking his children and grandchildren on a national park tour at the age of 82, and even visiting Belize and Honduras on his 90th birthday cruise. He had traveled to his family in the Midwest the week before his death and celebrated Thanksgiving in Indiana and Ohio.
He leaves behind his two daughters: Leslie (Dave) Josephson from Lebanon, Ohio, and Alicia (Tom) Haugh from Raleigh, NC; and five grandchildren: Andrea (Austin) Windsor, Alex Haugh, Christopher Haugh, Benjamin Haugh, and Natalie Haugh; and great-grandson Graham Windsor in Westfield, Ind.
A private family service is held in Jamestown in late August.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice House Project of Chautauqua Hospice, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
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