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Edward L. Anders Sr., 77

FEB. 20, 1934-AUG. 31, 2011

September 01, 2011

Edward Lee Anders Sr., 77, of 13450 Bennett Drive in Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Tidewell Hospice Home in Port Charlotte, Fla.

Born Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1934, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Homer B. Anders and the late Blanche Gerhart Anders.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft and later by Mack Trucks Inc., retiring in 1991 after 29 years of service. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 378, Moose Grand Lodge and H2U Senior Organization.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Virginia Anders; daughter, Sherry D. Taylor of Sharpsburg, Md.; son, Edward Lee Anders Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va.; daughter, Lori J. Klipp of Port Charlotte; son, Gerald Q. Anders of Smithsburg, Md.; sister, Doris Miller of Hagerstown; sister, Lois Brown of Boonsboro, Md.; sister, Margaret Anders of Hagerstown; brother, Carl H. Anders of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jodi L. Anders; and one brother, John W. Anders.

Services will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Eric A. Norgard officiating. Interment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 or Tidewell Hospice House, 1158 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.

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