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Leon Miller Anderson  

Leon Miller Anderson
“Yogi”

December 2, 1920 – September 18, 2014

Leon Miller Anderson, age 93, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Yogi was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 2, 1920 and was the son of the late William E. Anderson and Mertie M. Miller Anderson. He proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps during WWII. Yogi made his career with DuPont where he worked as a supervisor in the Jackson Lab at the company’s Chambers Works site and retired after 42 years of dedicated service.

He was a life member of Asbury United Methodist Church, a member of VFW Post No. 15008 in Woodbury, NJ and was a longtime volunteer with the Blood Bank of Delaware. An exceptional handyman, Yogi enjoyed working around the house. He was a man of many interests and especially liked gardening and bowling. Above all else, Yogi will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Patricia Ruth Donnelly Anderson; children, William L. Anderson, Sr. (Judith) of Newark, Susan E. Tobin (James) of St. Georges and Steven R. Anderson (Patricia) of Newark; grandchildren, Steve R. Anderson (Laura), Mandie L. Johnson (Steve), Kelly M. Geldof (Justin), Kristine M. Anderson, Jamie M. Tobin (Kim) and William L. Anderson, Jr. (Carrie); and 6 great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of both the independent living and rehabilitation departments of Churchman Village for the excellent care provided to Yogi during his time there.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday morning, September 23, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Yogi’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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  1. Charles and Jane Kratz, September 20, 2014

    To the Anderson Family We’re very sorry that we cannot be with you at this very sad time. Lee was a very special guy and always extremely welcoming to us. Always a special drink or snack and never let us leave without walking us to the car. He will be missed. With our love and deepest sympathy, Charlie and Jane.

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  2. Chuck Brynes, September 21, 2014

    Mrs Anderson, Bill, Sue and Stevie,

    I am sorry for your loss. I send my most sincere condolences. I have never forgotten the kindness your family gave me.

    Take care and always remember the good times.

    Chuck Brynes

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    • Bill Anderson, September 24, 2014

      Hi Chuck. Thanks for the kind words about dad. He was almost 94 years old so that’s not bad. Remember the good old days with you; we had a lot of fun; especially when I came over to visit you at Auburn; remember that? Thanks again.
      Bill

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  3. Carol Buckalew, September 22, 2014

    Our sincere condolences to the Anderson/Tobin families for the loss of your father/grandfather/great grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Buckalew Family (Carol, Mark, Sean and Eric).

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  4. Connie Conner (Krapf), September 25, 2014

    Bill, Sue and Steve sorry to hear that your Dad has passed away. I remember him and your Mom from being neighbors. It is very hard when you lose a parent they can never replaced. Ray and I will keep your families in our prayers.

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  5. Kate Mahan, September 25, 2014

    We will all miss Leon greatly here at Churchmans. He always made us feel like we were Rocket Scientists – especially if we knew how to fix the cable channels on the T.V. Both he and Pat have always been gracious people to us and we love them. All our love to the family. Kate.

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