John K. Andersen

Born: Sun., Jul. 13, 1930
Died: Mon., Jan. 12, 2015


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John K. Andersen, 84, of Warren, PA, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015, at St. Vincent Health Center of Erie, PA.  John was born July 13, 1930, in Warren, PA. He is the son of the late Leonhart C. and the late Doris M. Snelding Andersen.

John served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  He attended Penn State University, where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Zoology and Entomology and also obtained a Master's of Science in Zoology.  While at Penn State, he was a recognized member of the Phi Sigma Honor's Society.  John had the privilege of working in many parks and mountains in the west, including Yellowstone and the White Mountains while working as a Fishery Management Biologist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, retiring in 1989.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy E. Andersen, whom he married December 12, 1953, in England; four daughters, Avis Andersen Valentine, and husband, Ron Farnam, of Warren, PA, Lesley Andersen Robeson, and husband, Scott, of Lander, WY, Jennifer Andersen Head, and husband, Jeff, of St. Michael, MN, and Valerie Andersen Rea, and husband, Tom, of Bemus Point, NY; two sons, Robin Andersen, and wife, Cindy, of Russell, PA and Brock Andersen, of Warren, PA; one sister, Emilie Rossman, and husband, Calvin, of Warren, PA; his identical twin brother, Ronald M. Andersen, and wife, Bodil, of Jupiter, FL; twelve grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a sister, Lynne Patsy Fisher; and a nephew, Jody Rossman.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.



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Monica Prowitt
   Posted Thu January 15, 2015
I'm sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to your family.

Sherry Phillips
   Posted Fri January 16, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. May God's loving arms around you be a comfort as you treasure the good memories of your father in your heart.

Tim and Faye Hammersley and Family
   Posted Fri January 16, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You have many special memories to share and cherish!

Harry Howe
   Posted Fri January 16, 2015
I always enjoyed John when he came into our store. He was always pleasant and seemed to enjoy life. He will be missed.

Harry Howe and Mildred Howe
   Posted Fri January 16, 2015
I always enjoyed John when he came into our store. He was always pleasant and seemed to enjoy life. He will be missed. Our condolences to his family.

Sharie Van Gilder
   Posted Sun January 18, 2015
Avis and family,

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Fondly, Sharie Van Gilder

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