James R Anderson

March 18, 1917November 21, 2011

James R. Anderson, a lifelong resident of Stow, Ohio. died in Boulder, Colorado on November 21st after a brief illness. He was 94. At the time of his death he and his wife of 66 years, Janet (Beidler) Anderson, were visiting their daughter Joan in Colorado.

Mr. Anderson, a decorated WWII veteran, served as a forward observer in the 1st Armored Division in North Africa and Italy. He was a familiar face around Stow, loved by all for his ready sense of humor, down-to-earth kindness, and irresistible good looks. Jim worked for many years as a well driller for J.R. Anderson Well Drilling, started by his father in 1919. Both Jim and Janet have been active for decades at the First Christian Church in Stow; after many years of community service, they were honored as Grand Marshals for Stow’s 4th of July parade in 2001.

Besides his beloved wife Janet, Jim leaves his two daughters Joyce Anderson Becker and her husband Larry Becker of Derwood, Maryland; Joan Anderson and her husband Robert Spellman of Boulder, Colorado; granddaughters Katie Becker of Gaithersburg, Maryland; and Maggie Macomber and her husband Steve Macomber of Charlotte, North Carolina; a great granddaughter Zoë Macomber; a great grandson James Becker Macomber of Charlotte; a favorite niece and cookie enabler Kristine Fischer Romano of Stow, along with many nieces, nephews, and beloved friends in Ohio, Texas, Montana, Florida, and Arizona. There will be a memorial service at the First Christian Church in Stow to be announced in 2012.

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Honey Adams

December 6, 2011

Mrs. Anderson--I was thinking of you and Jimmy and was trying to find your address. I came across this and was deeply saddened. Maybe he and my Dad (Bob) Adams are doing something outrageous somewhere.

Dave, Fran & Rich Brandon

November 27, 2011

Jan, Joyce and Joan,

Our sympathy goes out to you and your families. Our prayers are with you.

Gene Loch

November 27, 2011

Dear Jan, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Jimmy. We have so many fond memories of the two of you at FCC and always admired the great marriage you had. Our prayers are with you and the girls at this difficul time. Gene & Jan Loch

Rory Romano Locke

November 27, 2011

Uncle Jimmy--you weren't around this year to say grace at thanksgiving-though i've never been religious, you always said things best. i ate as much pie as i could for you this week & thought of all the dinners, drinks, desserts & stories we've shared (especially the off color jokes that janet didn't want you to tell! Oh, Jimmy! i can hear her saying!) I know you lived your life to the fullest & i learned a lot from you. i love you and will miss your humour, Pie Man.

Harold and Wanda Baker and family

November 26, 2011

Dear Jan,we were sorry to read of Jims passing. We have many fond memories of Jim and you. Deep regrets.

Pat Dias

November 25, 2011

Joan and Joyce, how sad it is to lose your Dad . . . at any age! I know how much you are all hurting and I send my sincere sympathy to you all. The Thomas family certainly has the great memories to share in this loss. I can still see Janet and Jim at the Stow Parade greeting people and being so, so gracious. My love to you all during this difficult time. Pat Thomas Dias

Judith Betteridge

November 25, 2011

Janet, Joan and Joyce-We all have such great memories of Adeline Dr. You are my family, I love you and miss Jim terribly. You know what a good life he had loving you. With great love, Judy

November 25, 2011

What a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed.
Our sympathy goes out to you all. He had a beautiful long life.

Regards from
Don and Shelley Stein

November 25, 2011

What wonderful memories I have of "The Anderson's" !!! Joan and Joyce

Beth Stein-Drabinski

November 25, 2011

I remember Mr. Anderson from the hardware store at the top of Williamson Road where my grandpa worked. Also, remember him as friends of my parents, Don and Helen Stein. My thoughts are with you at this time of sadness.