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John M. Anderson, 88

July 23, 2007

JULY 16, 1919-JULY 20, 2007

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - John M. Anderson, 88, of 5554 Buchanan Trail West, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born July 16, 1919, in Irwinton Mill, Pa., he was the son of the late Chester A. and Laura V. Gift Anderson.

His wife, Kathryn A. Davis Anderson, died Nov. 21, 1987. They were married Feb. 15, 1941.

He attended Lemasters High School.

He farmed for nearly 35 years near Upton, Pa.

He was a member and had served as a deacon at St. Stephen's United Church of Christ of Upton.

He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Lancaster of Tampa, Fla., and Nancy McKee of Zullinger, Pa.; one son, John D. Anderson of Greencastle; six half sisters, H. Pauline Harmon of Harrytown, Pa., Catherine Stouffer of Waynesboro, Pa., Carrie L. Blair and Ruth V. Miller, both of Greencastle, Dorothy Rebok of Chambersburg and Elener Stoner of Mercersburg, Pa.; three half brothers, Rollie C. Anderson of Greencastle, Ray A. Anderson of Chambersburg and Harry A. Anderson of Mercersburg; four grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters.

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He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mabel Diffenderfer; one brother, Samuel E. Anderson; and two infant siblings.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. The Rev. Dennis L. Ritchey will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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