Byron C. “Buck” Anderson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Byron C. “Buck” Anderson

April 25, 1937 - October 23, 2019

          Byron C. “Buck” Anderson, age 82, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

          Born in Philadelphia, PA on April 25, 1937, he was a son of the late Byron and Pauline (Arnao) Anderson.  Buck worked for Delcard Associates as a Mechanical Foreman, retiring after 15 years in 2001. He left his mark on Delaware via the many projects he managed throughout the State, including libraries, manufacturing plants, research institutions, and the prison.

          Buck knew what he loved, and he loved passionately. He was devoted to the Phillies and Eagles; loyal to the Cape Dory brand sailboat; dedicated to scraping, sanding, painting, varnishing and sailing his beloved sailboat; and determined to be a perfectionist in everything he did. He was a lover of guns and politics, an aficionado of crab cakes; and a connoisseur of Pusser’s Rum, Oreo cookies, and ice cream, ice cream, ice cream, especially Breyer’s.

          He loved his family more than anything. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean E. Anderson; daughters, Linda Anderson Gould (Timothy Barron Gould) of Newark, Cynthia Ann Miller of Georgia and Karen E. Anderson (Bernhard Mueller) of Annapolis, MD; siblings, James Anderson of New Castle, Edward Anderson of Clayton and Joann Nelson of Newark; and grandchildren, Byron Timothy Gould and Laura Elizabeth Gould,  both of Japan.

          All services and interment will be held privately.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Buck’s memory to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Attn: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403.


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10 Condolences for Byron C. “Buck” Anderson

  • Fair winds and following seas Uncle! Sail on!

  • What a great way to celebrate a good man’s life. I’ll miss you dad.

  • “Fair Winds and Following Seas”
    Farewell fellow Sailor

  • Miss you Buck. I’ll keep you posted on the Eagles and the Phillies. Will also miss our political conversations. Still have a tendency to pick up the phone to hear your views on a particular subject. May you rest in peace now free from any health issues.



  • He was a loving and caring grandfather. I’ll miss you poppop.

  • Thanks, Buck, for welcoming me into your family, for raising your beautiful daughters, for being poppop, for the sails, the road trips, the stories (thousands . . .), the jokes (even thousands more . . .), the quiet times chatting at the table or on the couch over a beer, and just everything. For all of us, you live on in these memories – thank you.

  • Dear Jean, I am sorry sorry to hear of your beloved Buck’s passing. The video is so beautiful and he was so clearly full of life with his family and his sailboat. Wishing you peace and comfort knowing that he is at rest now. Hugs, Kathy Masso

  • I am very glad that I got to know Buck through the KAAP department parties. He was always so friendly with a good sense of humor. I love the video. Most of all the photo of Buck and Jean at the beginning. Jean and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. You were lucky to have him and he was lucky to have you.
    Bill Rose

  • I love the story of “Little House on the Prairie.” When I was a student, I enjoyed learning English and American culture through this story. And I also love the family members, such as father, mother and three pretty daughters. So, I was thinking this family was an ideal American one for me.
    Five years ago, I visited Linda’s home in Delaware with my friends, and I met her father. He is very gentle and reliable. He is a hard worker, and he loves his family deeply. Then I recalled the story !! Yes !! I’m sure he is an ideal American father !!
    Thank you very much for welcoming us so warmly.

  • Poppop, you were the most grandfatherly grandfather ever. I always enjoyed visiting you and Nonna.
    Thanks for introducing me to crab cakes and crab bisque. I’ll miss you.