Carl William Anderson Jr (91) passed away peacefully on September 30, 2023, at home surrounded by his family.
Carl was born February 6, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY, to Carl William Anderson Sr and Kathryn Veronica Anderson(Kelley). The family relocated to Portland, CT in 1939. He was honorably discharged from the US Army in 1956. Carl graduated from William & Mary in 1957 and later received a Masters degree in Business from Boston College. He worked as a Systems Analyst at AT&T for 25 years.
Carl met his wife, Nancy, while playing bartender during a ski trip. They married in 1969 and moved to Fanwood, NJ, where they lived for 35 years.Carl and Nancy enjoyed traveling. Their favorite trips were to Hawaii, the Grand Canyon and Zion NP, Washington State, and New England. He took his family to Cape Cod every summer, where they would go bird watching, enjoy hours of fun at Nauset Beach, and dig for clams in the bay.
He loved the outdoors, hiking several parts of the Appalachian Trail. He shared his love of hiking and camping by supporting the Boy Scouts of America. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Carl’s love of Williamsburg led him to settle in Ford’s Colony in 2004. He loved college football and basketball. He spent his retirement gardening, watching March Madness, and cheering on William & Mary. Go Tribe!
Carl is survived by his wife, Nancy J Anderson(Sargent), two children, Laurie and Paul, and four grandchildren, Autumn, Emily, Anna, and Daniel.
A mass to celebrate his life will be held at Saint Bedes in Williamsburg on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 9:00 AM.
Instead of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating in his name to one of his favorite charities, Heritage Humane Society or Williamsburg House of Mercy.
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