John H. Anderson

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John Harry Anderson

Also Known As: "Pop"
Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: West Jersey Homes Hospital at 645PM, Camden, Camden, NJ, United States
Death: January 13, 2011 (87)
Home in his bed, Deptford, Gloucester, NJ, United States (Natural Causes due to different health problems)
Place of Burial: Bellmawr, NJ, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Anderson, Jr. and Isabella Anderson
Husband of Norma Helen Anderson
Father of John W. Anderson Sr.; Private; Private; Private and Norma Anderson
Brother of Isabella Canzanese; Hazel Jane Oehlert; James J. Anderson and William (Bubby) Anderson

Occupation: Retired from the Delaware River Port Authority
Managed by: Karen Bolger
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About John H. Anderson

John grew up in the Fairview Section of Camden NJ. He worked briefly at RCA Victor before serving in "The Big One...WWII" (as he would call it) from March 26, 1943 until December 30, 1945. He was a Private First Class in the 1359th Military Police Company. After the war, John got a job with the Delaware River Port Authority and worked for them for over 34 years until his retirement in 1984. He took an early retirement to help take care of his mother, as well as his oldest son John who had Multiple Sclerosis. John was known by his grandchildren as "Pop." Pop's favorite place to be was outside in the sunshine. He was the tan year round (all naturally). Pop seemed to always be working on the flower and vegetable gardens. He always was watering the grass. His hard work paid off because they always has such a beautiful yard. Pop loved laying out on his lounge chair listening to Sinatra, baseball games, and talk radio on his transistor radio. At times, you might even be able to catch him singing. In fact, he'd joke with his grandchildren after singing a tune and tell them that he also sings "on the radio." Pop never got his driver's license by choice, so he walked everywhere. He'd make trips to Pathmark year round with his trusty basket. Many times, you could find him sitting on a bench in "the Square" talking with a friend. Pop's hairstyle was very important to him. He always made sure his hair looked good. He guaranteed this with the use of VITALIS and his comb. Pop always had a handkerchief on him. Pop was a very caring man who always put his family's needs before his own. For example, he would make his grandchildren John and Nicole a lunch for school every day, even when they didn't live with him anymore. He would get a ride each night from his daughter Kathleen and drop off the children's school lunches. He was very generous as well. Always sneaking a few bucks into the kids pockets. Pop LOVED playing the "Pick It" aka the lottery. It did not matter what tv show was on (usually Wheel of Fortune) the channel had to be changed to NJN around 7:55 for the Pick It. For many years, he loved his Schlitt's Beers. He smoked for decades, but quit cold turkey in the early 1980s after understanding the health dangers connected to the habit. (I'm sure Gram played a part in this choice as well) Pop seemed to always have a story to tell. He was very passionate with his words, and often would have some type of mediocre curse word in there. For example, "The God damn...", "Hell..", "those bastards..," "Jesus Christ.." "The Son of a Bitch..." These words weren't used out of anger or to hurt anybody. They were just a part of Pop's language. Every now and then, he would even stutter too. As I think about this, it was a pretty cute thing to see. He loved his black coffee, candies (such as rootbeer barrells, wurther's original, etc), and dark chocolate. He enjoyed eating at diner's, usually ordering a sandwhich and soup. He also like having Salmon now and then. Pop even liked liver, as well as snapper turtle soup. He really enjoyed going shopping at the stores with his children or grandchildren. In fact, in 2010, Pop finally drove around the stores on the electornic carts. He was like a teenager who first was able to drive a car. Pop loved that independece and the ability to get around the store on his on. There were a few mishaps where a crash here or there occured. Pop just laughed it off and it lead to another one of his great stories. He was an all around great guy who didn't have any enemy in the world. Pop was undoubtedly one of a kind and life will not be the same without him here.

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John H. Anderson's Timeline

July 14, 1923
Camden, Camden, NJ, United States
- 1943
Age 17
Camden, New Jersey, United States
March 26, 1943
- December 30, 1945
Age 19
Normandy, France
February 29, 1956
Age 32
Camden, NJ, United States