OBITUARY

Jeremy Scott Anderson

November 8, 1994June 29, 2019
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On June 29, 2019 JEREMY (“JERRY”) SCOTT ANDERSON; beloved son of Gary and Connie (Smathers) Anderson; dear brother of Jesse Anderson; cherished grandson of Juanita Smathers, Dale Smathers, Harold Anderson and his wife Janet, and the late Beverly Loge and her husband Philip; nephew of Nicole Rinehardt, Rebecca Smathers, Michael Anderson, Liza Slay, John Loge, Victoria Jardon, and Tim Anderson; cousin of Amy Slay, and Meaghan Anderson; great nephew of Dennis Hockabout; Best Friend to Chris, Sean, and Charles. Jeremy loved his pets, his dogs Miyuki and Ein, and his cat the late Strelka. Jeremy loved Legos, Anime, and Pokémon Go. If he wasn’t playing Destiny online with his friends from all over the world, Jeremy was reading about history. He was a History major at Towson University and had recently studied the Protestant Reformation, East Asian history, and Latin American history. In April, he was initiated into the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. In his life, Jeremy was able to travel to some wonderful places: Toronto and Niagara Falls, Biloxi and New Orleans, Sanibel Island, South Dakota and Wyoming, New York City, West Virginia, Washington DC, and many others. Jeremy enjoyed all kinds of music. He listened to JackFM with his dad, classic rock with his mom, Michael Jackson and Charlie Pugh with his gramma, and Hamilton with sister, Jesse. They would delightedly sing the complex intro number in the car together, not missing a syllable. Other favorite Hamilton songs were “My Shot” and “Yorktown.” Jeremy had a kind and gentle spirit. He was loving, and gave wonderful hugs. (He was often referred to as “Jer-Bear.”) He will be missed by all who knew him. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, MD 21093 for a Memorial Gathering on Sunday , July 14,2019 from 10:00- 12:00pm, where a celebration of Jeremy’s life will be held at 12:00 pm. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Jeremy's Honor to Pathfinders for Autism,235 Schilling Circle, Suite 103, Hunt Valley, MD 21030. A guest book is available at www.lemmonfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Charlotte Exner

July 15, 2019

Dear Connie and family, I so enjoyed the first time I met Jerry at the Hussman Center--he was promoting--and modeling for others--elements of a business model. He was clearly invested in the success of his activities and glad to share his knowledge with others. I understand that this was his "mode" --engaging with others, learning, enjoying a wide range of activities, and sharing wonderful experiences. My heart aches for you and your family in your enormous loss. Sincere condolences to you and your entire family, Charlotte

Jennifer Hillman

July 14, 2019

Dear Connie,
You are the best warrior mom. I am so glad that I got to meet Jerry one of the times we met at your office. I remember thinking that he had such a strong and peaceful presence, and what a wonderful son for you to be proud of! I am here for you, my friend.
Love, Jenn

Barbara Demchick

July 10, 2019

Dear Connie,
I was so saddened to hear about Jeremy. While I didn't know him, he sounds like he was a wonderful young man and an inspiration to many. May his memory be a blessing to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Barb Demchick

Amanda Jozkowski

July 10, 2019

Connie and family,
I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss. I did not know Jerry well, but had interacted with him several times and regarded him as a sweet and sincere guy - a wonderful role model for others as the HCAA. I wish I had gotten to know him better - from the obituary and these comments, he was clearly a gem. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Julie Chilton

July 9, 2019

Jerry is the reason I know Connie...we connected on some random website about Lord of the Rings and discovered that we both had kids on the autism spectrum. Jerry was a gentle, sweet person with a great heart and beautiful soul. When he was younger, he had the most beautiful soprano voice and loved to sing along with the song his mother and I created about hobbits. He was unfailingly cheerful and optimistic. The world is a poorer place without him. My heart is broken for Connie and her family.

Adam Ross

July 9, 2019

I knew Jerry... I once watched him while my and his mother sat in the parlor writing songs about Middle Earth and cackling heartily. He was a warm glowing light, instantly loveable, and wonderfully inquisitive.

He wanted to take a bubble bath in our Jacuzzi tub... I told him, "don"t add any more bubbles and don't turn the jets on." He did the opposite. Needless to say, his first foam party was in our house that night.

Caroline Wood

July 8, 2019

Connie and family,
I wish there was something I could say or do to ease the profound sadness and grief in your hearts right now. Just know that Jeremy has positively influenced many people, including those he never met. His work at the Hussman Center and his advocacy had an enormous impact on the Autism community. Jeremy also helped thousands to better understand people with Autism through his influence on Connie and her work. I hope some comfort can come from knowing what a huge impact your family has had on so many lives.
You are in my heart and my thoughts.

Kaye Simpson

July 5, 2019

This is so heartbreaking. Jeremy was one of my most brilliant students when I taught at Parkville High School. He was so caring and understanding with his classmates who struggled emotionally. He was always giving his friends good advice. He was an active participant in the school district's Autism Panel. He won first prize in the school district's essay writing contest. I learned so much from Jeremy. His family has always been a strong advocate for him. Jeremy's family was most important to him. He will always have a special place in my heart.
My thoughts are with his family.
Kaye Simpson

Lisa Crabtree

July 5, 2019

Jerry was an inspiration to others through his interactions and accomplishments. I hope that the support of friends and family bring comfort.

Rachel Wills

July 5, 2019

I had known Jerry since he was eight. He was a sweet child, and a caring young man. And he had a family that loved each other dearly. I have many fond memories of attending Shore Leave with the Andersons, and the fun that was had by all. I remember going hiking with Connie, Jerry and Jesse in the woods around their home, and playing with the dogs in the common. I am privileged to have known Jerry. My heart breaks for you.

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Biography

On June 29, 2019 JEREMY (“JERRY”) SCOTT ANDERSON; beloved son of Gary and Connie (Smathers) Anderson; dear brother of Jesse Anderson; cherished grandson of Juanita Smathers, Dale Smathers, Harold Anderson and his wife Janet, and the late Beverly Loge and her husband Philip; nephew of Nicole Rinehardt, Rebecca Smathers, Michael Anderson, Liza Slay, John Loge, Victoria Jardon, and Tim Anderson; cousin of Amy Slay, and Meaghan Anderson; great nephew of Dennis Hockabout; Best Friend to Chris, Sean, and Charles. Jeremy loved his pets, his dogs Miyuki and Ein, and his cat the late Strelka.
Jeremy loved Legos, Anime, and Pokémon Go. If he wasn’t playing Destiny online with his friends from all over the world, Jeremy was reading about history. He was a History major at Towson University and had recently studied the Protestant Reformation, East Asian history, and Latin American history. In April, he was initiated into the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.
In his life, Jeremy was able to travel to some wonderful places: Toronto and Niagara Falls, Biloxi and New Orleans, Sanibel Island, South Dakota and Wyoming, New York City, West Virginia, Washington DC, and many others.
Jeremy enjoyed all kinds of music. He listened to JackFM with his dad, classic rock with his mom, Michael Jackson and Charlie Pugh with his gramma, and Hamilton with sister, Jesse. They would delightedly sing the complex intro number in the car together, not missing a syllable. Other favorite Hamilton songs were “My Shot” and “Yorktown.”
Jeremy had a kind and gentle spirit. He was loving, and gave wonderful hugs. (He was often referred to as “Jer-Bear.”) He will be missed by all who knew him.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, MD 21093 for a Memorial Gathering on Sunday , July 14,2019 from 10:00- 12:00pm, where a celebration of Jeremy’s life will be held at 12:00 pm. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Jeremy's Honor to Pathfinders for Autism,235 Schilling Circle, Suite 103, Hunt Valley, MD 21030.
A guest book is available at www.lemmonfuneralhome.com