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James A. "Jim" Anderson, 81, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 29, 2017, in his residence.
Mr. Anderson was born on Oct. 14, 1935, in New Castle, a son of the late Jenny Fry.
Jim was a lifelong area resident and 1953 graduate of New Castle High School.
A painter his entire life, Jim was employed by George Stevens as a member of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trade Union, where he worked for many years. He later retired as a spray painter in 1992 from the former Wean Industries Inc., Austintown, Ohio, after six years of service. During his retirement, Jim worked part time at Westminster College, New Wilmington, painting for the summer grounds crew.
He was a member of the former First Christian Church, New Castle.
Jim was a member of the Croatian Club, Bessemer. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and previously had belonged to several sporting clubs in the area. Jim loved spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren, and taking trips to the casino.
His wife, the former Sally A. Stevenson, whom he married on Dec. 22, 1959, passed away on Feb. 10, 2008.
Surviving are two daughters, Audrey Anderson-Lemmon and her husband, Harvey, and Jamie "Kitty" Meanor and her husband, Donald, all of New Castle; two stepdaughters, Sherrie Hogue-Lopez and her husband, Frank, of Sonoma, Arizona, and Jeri "Gigi" Hogue-Vevers and her husband, Joseph, of Las Vegas, Nevada; a grandson, Charles D. Essey, whom he raised as his son, of New Castle; a sister, Audrey Patrick of Champion, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Jim was preceded in death by a stepson, Terry Hogue; and two brothers, Curt and Robert Anderson.
Calling hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
Funeral service will be immediately following at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Yergan of First Baptist Church, New Castle, officiating.
Interment will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens, New Castle.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Published on May 31, 2017
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