Tuesday, friends and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Elmer Anderson, or Florence to her friends, at St. Laurence Catholic Church in the Highland Park section of Upper Darby, PA. Mrs. Anderson was a neighbor that touched the lives of many others. She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer Anderson, who was a driving force in the development of the Highland Park Athletic Association and a very active member of St. Laurence church and a supporter of their sports program. Mr. And Mrs. Anderson were the very definition of what the word neighbor and the large turn out to say goodbye to Mrs. Anderson showed how much she was admired in her neighborhood.
Mrs. Anderson was also involved with the neighborhood volunteering every Election Day as an inspector which she won by election. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were well known in the neighborhood as caring, dedicated, and welcoming people who always thought of others. If there was a need in the neighborhood, no matter how great, the Anderson's were there to help.
The tributes about Mrs. Anderson continue, and all of them have in common, is that Mrs. Anderson's kindness was felt by all who knew her.
In one condolence Carol and Dave Warner shared that sentiment. “When I think of Florence, I remember her bright, happy eyes and her beautiful smile."
In a world where people move often it's not often to find a neighbor who works so much for the betterment of their community. The Anderson's were that type of neighbor. We will miss their commitment, their humor, their giving and most if all we will miss the time we were able to share in their wonderful spirit.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by her son Ronald J. Anderson (Mary Jane), her daughter Kathleen Mack (Ethan), her 6 grandchildren, her 4 great grandchildren and her sisters Dominica "Minnie" Antoniewicz and Dolores Shavney (Richard).
Predeceased by her grandson Craig Stephan Anderson and her brother Frank Caponi.
In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory to the Craig Stephan Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund, Elizabethtown College 1 Alpha Drive Elizabethtown, PA 17022 would be appreciated.