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Clarence Anderson

Died: Monday, February 17, 2003
Former Grosse Pointe Woods resident Clarence "Andy" Anderson passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003.

Born in Detroit in 1918, Mr. Anderson graduated from Southeastern High School in 1936 and attended Lawrence Institute of Technology.

Mr. Anderson served as a machinist's mate in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Philippine Islands.

Following the war, he worked for General Motors and eventually became vice president of purchasing for the F. Joseph Lamb Co.

Mr. Anderson was one of the founding members of the Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church. He served many years as an elder.

He was also proud of his membership in the Acacia Lodge No. 477, as a Scottish Rite Mason and as a Shriner.

Mr. Anderson enjoyed fishing and bow and arrow hunting in Canada and Alaska. He also spent many hours woodworking and on his boat at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club.

The Andersons lived in Grosse Pointe for 46 years before retiring to Palm Harbor, Fla., where they golfed and traveled around the world. They then moved to California to be closer to family.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his two daughters, Arlene Weller and Shirley Brown; his two granddaughters, Debbie Millsap and Julie Erban; his grandson, Andrew Brown; two great-granddaughters, Elizabeth and Emily Erban; and great-grandson, Jacob Millsap; and a new great-grandchild due in June.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at the Moslem Temple Hospital Transportation, 434 Temple Ave., Detroit, MI 48201.
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