John P. Anderson

September 10, 1924March 8, 2010

John P., age 85, beloved husband for 61 years of Betty nee McSweeney; loving father of John H. (Kathy), Bill (Jennifer), Paul (Jeanne), Mike (Sandy), Maribeth, Jim (Colleen), Kathy (Pete) Vaulman and the late Thomas Francis; son of the late John and Therese Anderson Hughes; loving stepson of the late Charles “Red” Hughes; dear grandfather of Rosemary, John, Tom, Brad, Gary, Karlee, Beth, Jenna, Kelsey, Jake, Luke, Molly, Maggie, Carolyn and Danny. 1942 graduate of Mount Carmel High School. Veteran of WWII – 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 33 years with Colonial Savings & Loan, 15 years with Burns-Anderson Insurance Co., founder of 55th Street Reunion, Member of Yanks Athletic Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mt. Carmel High School would be appreciated. Funeral Friday 10:15 AM from KENNY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 3600 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park to St. Catherine of Alexandria Church for 11 AM Mass. Visitation Thursday 3-9PM. For info 708-425-4500 or 773-239-3600.



  • Church Friday, March 12, 2010
  • Funeral Home Location Thursday, March 11, 2010


  • Funeral Service, Interment

John P. Anderson

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August 25, 2012

Love and miss you everyday Grandpa

March 26, 2010

My name is Eileen Stenzel. My sister, Julie, worked with John at Colonial Savings and Loan. She and my mom and dad, Fred and Rose Stenzel spoke of him often so I certainly feel as if I knew him.
I want to express my deepest sympathy. No matter the age, theirs or ours, losing a parent or spouse is a profound loss.

Judy Kaufmann

March 12, 2010

Dear Anderson Family,
My sympathies to all of you. I remember your Dad as a funny, smiling, sweet man. I hope your happiest memories of him stay strong in your hearts and difficult times stay far in the past. The families of Kolin Avenue have lost a little piece of the heart and glue that held us together as extensions of each other's families. I know you'll miss him very much. God bless all of you,

March 11, 2010

My deepest sympathies & prayers for all of Mr. Anderson's family. So very many of my childhood memories involve the Andersons & Sangamon St. You will be so deeply missed.
Susan Corrigan Scholz,
Lake Geneva, Wi

Bill Kaufmann

March 11, 2010

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Mary Staunton

March 11, 2010

My thoughts, prayers and much love are being sent to the entire family. Your father was a good man and I am happy he was part of my childhood. I have many fond memories and know he, along with Betty, helped my mother many times over the years. My heart cries for all of you.

Finn Family

March 10, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Patrick O'Shea

March 10, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.