Little Falls, New York-Mr. Gerald Anderson, age 80, of East Monroe St., passed away on Wednesday evening, December 14, 2022 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown with the support of his son, Jamie Anderson and his wife, Elizabeth, by his side.
He was born on Sept. 24, 1942 son of the late Benjamin "Elmer" and Myrtle Isabella (Spoar) Anderson and educated in Ephratah and Johnstown schools. He entered the military being drafted with the United States Army in 1965. He served proudly during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1967. He was united in marriage with the former Margaret Leip in 1969 at their home in Little Falls. Mrs. Anderson passed away on Sept. 10th, 2001. Gerald was last employed with Quackenbush, Herkimer and was formerly employed with the former Daniel Green, Felt Shoe and Allegro Factories. He retired at the age of 62 after 30 years of dedicated service with several former local factories.
Mr. Anderson was a very active member of the Little Falls community holding memberships with the Little Falls American Legion Post #31 and the Little Falls VFW #4612, Little Falls Polish Club and Mannerchor. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and belonged to the Dolgeville, Ephratah and East Herkimer Fish and Game Clubs throughout his lifetime. He was the last living member of the Charlie Wooster Club, Little Falls. Gerald enjoyed and treasured the times he spent on the Sherwood Farm.
Survivors include his beloved family; his son, Jamie Anderson and wife Elizabeth of Little Falls; a brother, Richard Anderson and wife Rae of Florida; a sister, Lila Moshier Holland of Little Falls; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by step son, John Grose, and two sisters, Helen Elizabeth Miller and Alberta May Foley. The family would like to offer their gratitude to the staff at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown and Little Falls Hospital for their kindness and compassion. Also, a heartfelt thanks to the many relatives and friends who offered encouragement during this difficult time.
Gerald's funeral will commence at 8 pm on Thursday, December 22, 2022 from the chapel of Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5 (corner of Bidleman Road), Little Falls, 315-508-5131. Military honors will be offered by the US Army. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at MVFC also on Thursday from 7- 8 pm. Members of the Little Falls American Legion Post #31 and Little Falls VFW Post #4612, will pay their respects at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 7:30 pm. Spring interment will take place at the convenience of the family.