John Alfred Anderson

  John Alfred Anderson, 70, of Pomeroy, Ohio passed away on May 14, 2017.  He was born on March 24, 1947, son of the late William Herbert Anderson and Mary Elizabeth Elberfeld Anderson Morris.
   He was a 1965 graduate of Pomeroy High School and he attended The Ohio State University before earning his Associate degree in electrical engineering from the Ohio Institute of Technology.  He was a United States Navy veteran serving tours in both Vietnam and Cuba.  John retired after serving many years as Village Administrator in Pomeroy and was manager of Elberfeld's family store from 1975 to 1987.
   An accomplished musician, John was a life long student of music, starting piano lessons at age five and continuing the practice of his craft until just days before his death.  John served as organist at St. Paul Lutheran and Sacred Heart Catholic Churches in Pomeroy.  He was also a  member of the Kanawha Kordsmen barbershop chorus in Charleston, WV.  
John was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pomeroy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Joan Elizabeth Hewetson Anderson; three children, John H. (Gretchen) Anderson of Pomeroy, Brad Anderson of Logan, Ohio and Lauren (Chad) Hanson of Vincent, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Jordan, Noah, Elizabeth, Laila, Estelle and Thomas Anderson and Viggo Hanson; brothers, Jim (Becky) Anderson of Racine, Don (Bernadette) Anderson of Pomeroy and George V. Morris of Florida; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Anderson; sister, Rosemary Neutzling and an infant sister; and his step-father, George Morris.
   A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:00am with Father Mark Moore officiating at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery where military honors will be presented by the American Legion.  Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy.
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   In lieu of flowers donations in memory of John may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  

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