James Anderson Sr.
James Anderson Sr.

Obituary of James Edward Anderson Sr.

James Edward Anderson, Sr., 77, of Summerville, SC, entered eternal life on Monday, July 3, 2023, following complications from a hip surgery.

Jim was born August 11, 1945, to the late James and Viola B. (Hoffman) Anderson in Mansfield, OH.

After graduating from Madison High School in 1963, Jim married his high school sweetheart, Mary J. Vangeloff. They were to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this October.

Jim was employed with the US Postal Service for 36 years. He served his last seven years as Postmaster of Savannah, OH, before retiring in 2001 and relocating to Summerville, SC.

Jim was a devoted Christian man who loved the Lord and provided for his family. He was a very generous and kind soul and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Jim was baptized and a member of the Shenandoah Christian Church. He was a former member of the Savannah Lions Club, and the National Association of Postmasters.

Jim loved the ocean, boating, fishing, and golfing. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and bicycle, taking long walks, and reading his Bible daily. Jim was an avid sports fan who never missed watching a Cleveland Browns, Indians, or Ohio State game. He enjoyed attending his children's and grandchildren's school activities and sporting events. He was a former Little League Baseball coach with the Union Athletic League and with the Ashland County Pony League while his son played in school.

In addition to his beloved wife, Mary, Jim's spirit lives on through his children, Stacey Ann Anderson of Yuma, AZ, and James E. Anderson, Jr. (Phatira Saengin) of Summerville, SC, and his grandchildren, Jake, Brady, and Alex, all from the Charleston area. He is also survived by his older sister, Mary Lou Smith of Phoenix, AZ, and long-time cherished friend, Bob Yetzer of Mansfield, OH, as well as nephews and nieces and their families, and other extended family members. Jim has profoundly touched so many lives and will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held by the family in August, around his birthday. Everyone who remembers Jim is asked to commemorate his life in your own way. ...a walk outdoors, reading a Bible passage, talking about old times, working a crossword puzzle, watching a western or classic movie, or even raising a glass of your favorite drink in his memory would be appropriate.


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