Richard D. Anderson

March 15, 1931March 3, 2014

A patriot. A father. A husband. A friend. A Good man. My Dad. March 3rd at 1130pm, he passed away in peace at my home, surrounded by his children. It was my honor and my pleasure to have cared for him in his final days. We are all blessed to have had him in our lives. Daddy, we’ll miss you here, and will see you again. On March 3, 2014, Ret. Lt. Col. Richard D. Anderson, age 82, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Texas, surrounded by his loving children: Timothy, Janet & Rick. He was a graduate of Oregon State University in 1952, and made a career of proudly serving his country for the next 28 years in the US Air Force Reserves and National Security Agency. He is a veteran of Korea & Vietnam. He’s been an active member in the Naval Academy Club, VFW, Elks, American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose, Military Officers Association, Phoenix Rising, Boy Scouts, The Laurel Sr. Friendship Club, and I’m sure some I don’t even know about. Family and friends are invited to gather at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc. 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD 21075 (Exit 6 South off Route 100) on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 5-8pm where a funeral service will be held in the Kaufman Chapel on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 12 Noon. Interment Maryland Veteran Cemetery Crownsville, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 6, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 7, 2014

Richard D. Anderson

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Pat and Jim Behenna

March 10, 2014

When we moved in next door, Dick was quick to welcome us, introduce us to Tiny, show off his garden and zip line, and offer us loaves of bread. His friendliness and kindness never stopped. Tim, Janet, and Rick, the service on Friday was sad and happy and very loving -- just what he deserved and would appreciate.

Jennifer Tilghman

March 8, 2014

It was a pleasure to meet you, Janet and Timothy along with your dad, about a year or so ago. We were blessed to be able to assist you with clearing out dad's home in Laurel through the estate sale, and later selling the home. My prayers will be with you in these challenging times. Your dad was such a great man, and loved his home, garden, and wonderful yard. We are very happy that you all were able to spend his last days together. He will be missed by many. Timothy and Jennifer Tilghman, Laurel, MD.

Norma Anstine

March 6, 2014

Dick was a good friend over the years. He went with Phoenix Rising group for his first cruise and we had a great time. Joe and I will miss you as well as all your friends.
Norma and Joe

Anna Bacarella

March 5, 2014

My best neighbor for 20 years. Dick was like a father to me. He was very kind to me and my family.We had lots of good times and bad, I was there every step of the way. We miss him and Tiny, his little dog very very much.

Janet Kirch

March 5, 2014