Stanley Anderson, 80, of Charlotte County, Virginia, passed away on May 30, 2015 peacefully in his sleep.
Stanley was born February 14, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Erik Johann Anderson and Norma Hultmann Anderson. He spent his youth fishing and crabbing in Hampton Roads with his three brothers, Eric, Ralph, and Howard. Following in his big brother Eric’s footsteps, Stanley enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1953 at age 18. While in the Navy, Stanley wrote letters detailing the beauty of Cuba and told many stories of being transported off the USS Hornet in a cargo hold under the single seat fighter planes to the Hawaiian Islands that had a need for his electrical skills. He admitted he volunteered for these trips because the galley lines were much shorter. After his career in the Navy, Stanley attended Embry-Riddle Flight School to earn his pilot’s license. He flew for Piedmont and later USAir before retiring to his home, Ingleside, in Charlotte County, Virginia.
Stanley is survived by his former wife, Anne Anderson of Saxe, VA, two children, Eric Anderson of Teaneck, NJ, and Anne Anderson of Keysville, VA, as well as, three step children, Peggy Masters of Saxe, VA, Mackie Lippit of Albany, NY, and Tommy Lippit of Merritt Island, FL.
The memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on June 3, 2015 at his home, Ingleside. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of the arrangements.