Richard P. Anderson
December 06, 1938 ‒ March 09, 2018
Richard Paul Anderson, 79, of Howard, Ohio passed peacefully in his sleep at his residence Friday, March 9, 2018. He has entered into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and is now united with his loving family members who preceded him, most recently his first grandson Adam Richard Tracht. Richard was the son of C. Paul Anderson and Lena Pearl (Glasgo) of Millersburg, deceased. He was the youngest sibling to sisters Margaret Collins and Virginia Lawhead, also deceased. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Anita (Kaeser), children Laureen (Bryan) Tracht, Lisa (Tom) Buchanan, and son, Scott Paul Anderson. He was able to visit with his grandchildren just prior to his passing: Rachel Lombardo (Tracht) and her new husband Aaron, Sean Buchanan (fiancee CeeJay Boyce), Dustin Buchanan, Jeremy Buchanan, and Christian Paul Anderson (fiancee Crystal Gerlits). He was brother-in-law and friend to David (deceased) and Edwina Kaeser and Paul and Mary Kaeser. He had numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved. His beloved cat was a constant companion.
He served 2 years (1958-1959) in the United States Army 4th Armored Division stationed in Nuremberg, Germany as a Tank Operator. He was employed by the State of Ohio as a district auditor manager and certified fraud examiner, District 7, for 34 years with a strong work ethic taking great pride in what he did. He enjoyed serving at the election polls for a number of years, and was a Howard Township Trustee for several years. He served as President of HopeNow Furniture Bank and was a current member of its Executive Board. He was an active servant of the churches to which he belonged and served them in various capacities: on councils, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir and even bowling in a church league. He appreciated and loved the lifelong friendships he made through the church.
He enjoyed traveling, especially through the national parks. His mischievous sense of humor as well as his enduring love and support will be missed by all who loved him in return. Rest easy, Richard…we will see you again.
Friends may call at Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Rd. Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon; 205 N Mulberry St, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Warren Outhwaite officiating. Inurnment of ashes will take place at Sunset Hills Burial Park, Canton, Ohio at a later date.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to HopeNow Furniture Bank; P.O. Box 627 Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or Mulberry St. United Methodist Church; 205 N Mulberry St, Mt Vernon, Ohio 43050
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