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Robert L. “Bob” Anderson, Sr.

May 14, 1957 - July 3, 2021

          Robert L. “Bob” Anderson, Sr., age 64, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

          Born in Wilmington on May 14, 1957, Bob was a son of the late Fred “Lewis” and Anna (Dresh) Anderson. He made his career as a cabinet maker for Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, for over 40 years.

          Active in his community, Bob was the Commander of the Sons of the American Legion, head coach of the Stahl Post 30 baseball team and a member of Joseph B. Stahl American Legion Post 30, for 40 plus years. An avid Philadelphia sports fan, you could always find him cheering on his favorite teams. In his leisure time, Bob enjoyed camping, cooking, going to the beach, playing shuffleboard, and most importantly, spending time with his family.     

          Bob is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Charlotte L. (Lawruk) Anderson; sons, Robert L. Anderson, Jr. (Whitney) of Anchorage, Alaska and Matthew B. Anderson (Diana) of Middletown; brother, James F. Anderson of Wilmington; and grandchildren, Lilly, Braylen, Emellia, Aubrey and Charlotte.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 pm until 5 pm on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a funeral service at 5 pm. Interment will be held privately. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware.

          In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Joseph B. Stahl American Legion Post 30, 3 Jackson Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720.


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33 Condolences for Robert L. “Bob” Anderson, Sr.

  • Charlotte and family,
    We are so sadden by the sudden death of Bob. He was a wonderful man. Sending love and prayers. 🙏💖
    Kathy and Anthony

  • Rick and I are deeply sorry for your loss. Bob was an amazing man; always ready to offer a helping hand to anyone who needed it. We enjoyed spending time with Bob. Whether it was shooting shuffleboard, attending functions at the club or just sitting around the bar talking. I had the privilege of knowing Bob for many years. He and Charolett were inseparable. Charolett, my heart goes out to you and your family. May God Bless Bob and your family always.
    Love Always,
    Lisa & Rick

  • My he rest in eternal peace. Bob will be missed. I will remember the good times. Hoping Charlotte and family find comfort during this difficult time.

  • Bob. We’ve been through a lot together. Shuffle board partners. Winning the league Baseball coaches to winning 4 state championships together. Most importantly being friends. I love you bob and will miss you dearly. Take care my Friend I’ll see you in heaven. God bless you and your family. Honeycutt


  • What a sudden and devastating loss. My prayers go out to Charlotte and the entire family. We have all lost a fantastic friend and supporter. We will all miss Bob’s friendship and conversation. We will all miss Bob’s presence. His memory and influence will be with us forever. RIP my friend.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, you’re in my prayers

  • We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Charlotte,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Bob will be missed. Remembrance of calling on Bob and your help with getting Mom up from the living room floor. Appreciate all you and Bob’s help over the years with Mom. Anything you need or just to talk, I’m here for you. Sue

  • May he Rest In Peace and love ❤️‍🩹 he will be missed, I remember being a little girl and coming in and all the conversation we had and laughing , may he rest easy 🙏🏼🦋

  • To Bob and his family
    I am deeply saddened by your passing
    Bob was one of the all around good guys!
    You helped so many young men through the Stahl Post baseball program !!
    I am forever in debt to you for your help when I was coaching
    Till we meet again, RIP my friend ❤️🇺🇸

  • Bob and I sat on different sides of the table. But we respected each other. He was a man of principal who spoke his mind. He one time said I was too sarcastic. That might have been the pot calling the kettle
    black. I know he will be missed by his family and many friends. And his expertise at his craft will leave a hole at the workplace.

  • Charlotte and Family, so very sorry… no words can ease your sorrow. What a wonderful man who gave his all! Sending our Love and prayers to all of you for strength and comfort in this sad and difficult time. Tim and Sam

  • my condolences to Bob’s family. I had worked with Bob for nearly 32 years. He will be missed.

  • You will be missed by all Bob. Rest in peace.

  • My deepest condolences to your family. I had the pleasure of working with Bob for the past 13 years, and he will be missed.

  • Charlotte, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with you and your family.

  • Charlotte,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Words can never explain. Our deepest condolences goes out to you an your family. We are here if you need anything. Love always Sean & Annie Gaitnes.

  • Bob was truly a wonderful person. Whenever in his company, he always made me feel part of the family and always could make me laugh. Too soon for humanity to lose this beautiful soul so soon. My heart is with his Family.

  • Bob you will surely missed but never forgotten. You gave so much to the community with all the years and hours supporting and managing the Stahl Post American Legion Baseball team. Our deepest condolences goes out to the entire Anderson family.
    RIP Bob!!!!
    The Sherman Family

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Bob and I worked together in the cabinet shop for over 32 years and he also was a great friend. He definitely will be missed at work. Again so sorry , Bruce Whitesel and family

  • Rest In Peace Bob.

    Bob and I had a long relationship battling on the field in American Legion Baseball. As a former manager
    of Richard C. DuPont Post 18 Aviators team we had the same vision. The league and players. I am hopeful
    the team secures another Championship in honor of him. Bobs devotion to the American Legion was second
    to none. He gave his all to Stahl Post in every aspect, not just the baseball. He will be a big lost and hopefully
    there will be others that follow in his footsteps. Our first time meeting (Bob n I) was through the relationship my father, Donald F. Kimsey (Former Legion Baseball Chairman), built with his father Lew, back in the seventies. The Anderson family have been a family spirit for Joseph B. Stahl Post 30. God bless the family moving forward.
    Respectfully, Donald “Don” L. Kimsey – Legion Baseball and Youth Sports Enthusiast.

  • Enjoyed working with Bob In the Cabinet shop at Dassault for 12yrs. We worked on some great projects together, he always had a we can get it done attitude. He will be missed by his many friends and coworkers . Condolences to his family …RIP

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely , Karen and Jim Beatson

  • On behalf of the friends of Karen Bureman, (Charlotte’s sister) we send our heartfelt condolences to Bob’s family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you and bring you peace during this time of grief.

    In God’s Love,
    The Bliss Sisters
    Hampton, VA

  • On behalf of the 413th Contracting Support Brigade and 921st Contracting Battalion, we offer our deepest and sincerest condolences to SSG Robert Anderson and his family. Sending warm Aloha prayers of strength and comfort for the coming days.

    Much Mahalo!

    SGM Harris

  • Charlotte, Chris and family, our hearts are grieving with you. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be to you ALL!

  • Charlotte, I am thinking of you at this sad time . Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🙏🇺🇸⚾️

  • Hey Jim, so sorry to hear about Bob. May our Lord give you strength. Stahl Post 30 is going to miss him, as well as Delaware’s Detachment of the Sons of the American Legion. He was greatly respected and inspirational for his dedication and hard work for the Post and the Detachment. Rest in peace, brother Bob.

  • Matt, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you and your family. Sorry I wasn’t able to attend the funeral yesterday.


  • Charlotte, I am so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. Although I never met him, I’m sure he was your rock? So sorry that I couldn’t be at the service. My prayers are with you.

  • Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We have such fond memories of baseball times. Bob really loved his sports. It’s hard to believe it’s been so long ago since the boys played little league. Our condolences to the whole family.

    Rod & Gretchen Yeager

  • Sorry for the families loss rest in peace