Tupper Lake — Alexander Anderson, 77, of Boyer Avenue in Tupper Lake, died on Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington, Vt., where he had been a patient since Sept. 17, 1999.
Born on May 10, 1923, in Pojo, Finland, he was the son of Axel and Mary (Carlson) Anderson of West Herbron. His father later remarried.
Mr. Anderson married his second wife, Shirley B. Gumlaw Frank of Tupper Lake on July 10, 1982.
Mr. Anderson served in the Finnish Army, coming to the Unites States in 1948, where he served in the U.S. Army. Over the years, he worked in paper mills and auto body shops. He retired a tractor-trailer driver for the state of New York in 1985. He was a charter member of the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Mont Arab Lodge 847. His hobbies were woodworking and fishing.
Survivors include his stepmother, Jane Anderson TeBordo of Salem; two daughters from his first marriage, Dianne Berke of Albany and Susan Pinkerton of Schenectady; a stepson and his wife, Chris and Marlene Frank of Connecticut; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jean Thompson of Malone and Betty and Walter Ayers, also of Malone; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. John and Barbara Anderson of Wellsboro, Pa., and James and Karin Anderson of Boca Raton, Fla.; one stepbrother, David Hurd of Morrisonville; two stepsisters and their spouses, Joyce and Gerald Gerry of Salem and Nancy and Ed Somers of Nassau; three brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Nora and Gerald Ratta, Francis Gumlaw and Francis DeLong; one aunt, Edith Gyllenberg of Emmet, Idaho; four grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by both of his parents and his second wife on Nov. 28, 1999.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough-Rennell Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. A double graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, at St. Alphonsus Cemetery for both Alexander and Shirley Anderson. The Rev. John Anderson will preside.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Hebron Volunteer Fire Department in care of the funeral home.