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In Memory of

Allan Jesse Anderson

June 30, 1926 - October 5, 2016

Obituary


Allan J. "Andy" Anderson, 90, of Sandy Springs died on Wednesday, the 5th of October 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Elaine Anderson. Born and raised in Wisconsin, he graduated from Washington High School in Two Rivers, WI, in 1944. With the country at war, he immediately enlisted in the Navy, and joined our forces in the Pacific. He returned home after the war ended and became the drummer in a polka band. It was through his music that he first met the love of his life, and they...

Allan J. "Andy" Anderson, 90, of Sandy Springs died on Wednesday, the 5th of October 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Elaine Anderson. Born and raised in Wisconsin, he graduated from Washington High School in Two Rivers, WI, in 1944. With the country at war, he immediately enlisted in the Navy, and joined our forces in the Pacific. He returned home after the war ended and became the drummer in a polka band. It was through his music that he first met the love of his life, and they married in 1948. He began his career working for the Hamilton Manufacturing Company as the national service manager for the clothes dryer division, where his job was basically selling the concept of this new electric appliance to American households in the era of the clothesline. A job transfer brought his young family to Atlanta in 1955. He gravitated to the medical sales field and was considered to be the consummate sales professional, ultimately retiring from American Hospital Supply. Andy never met a stranger, and always left new acquaintances smiling. He enjoyed Chicago Cubs baseball, Green Bay Packers football, Georgia Tech athletics, and was an avid tennis player. Mount Vernon Presbyterian has been his church family since 1962. His greatest legacy is the bedrock of love upon which he built our family. Surviving are his daughters and son-in-law, Mary Gaines, Cindy and Sid Lane; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Terry Anderson; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Memorial services celebrating his life will be conducted on Thursday, the 13th of October at eleven o'clock in the morning at H. M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel with Dr. Joe B. Martin officiating. A private family inurnment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Camp Sunshine, 1850 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family Thursday morning from ten o'clock until the hour of service at H. M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.