Charles A. Anderson

Charles A. Anderson – 95, of North Reading and formerly of Plymouth, died Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Winchester Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Edith A. (Smith) Anderson. Charlie was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and was a POW for two years.

Born in Plymouth, MA on August 25, 1922, he was the son of the late Albion and Agnes (Johnson) Anderson. He attended Plymouth Schools and was a graduate of Plymouth High School in 1940. He also was a graduate of the General Electric Apprentice Program and worked as a Machine Cutting Tools Specialist for the General Electric Turbine Manufacturing Department at the Riverworks in Lynn for 44 years, retiring in 1984.

Charlie was a member of the D.A.V. Post No. 37 in Reading, the GE Apprentice Alumni Association and the GE Old Timers. He was an avid reader and he loved traveling to Newfoundland and Norway. He has been a resident of North Reading for the past fifty years.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Russell H. Anderson and Marie Amaral.

Funeral services will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Thursday, November 30 at 11 AM. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11 AM. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice. www.croswellfuneralhome.com

5 thoughts on “Charles A. Anderson

  1. I remember Mr. (and Mrs.) Anderson as kind neighbors who lived just down the street from us when I was growing up in North Reading. Later, he and my dad became good friends. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  2. My father, Bob Ware, was a close friend of Charlie (or ‘Andy’). They were both GE apprentice alumni and participated in reunions and other activities, often carpooling. They participated in candlepin bowling together. I always liked Charlie. He had a dry sense of humor, similar to my own. I was unaware that he was still living. My dad passed several years ago. I am sorry for your loss. He was one of the good guys.
    Carl Ware

  3. Very close friends and neighbors of my parents on Woodland Drive..both he and Edith. Charlie stayed in touch with them until the deaths of my mom and dad. A definite part of my life in North Reading and I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. Carol Loveys Butler

  4. My wife (Stefanie Kuehnel Olsen) informed me of Charlie’s passing today when I got home from work here in Newport Beach, CA… very sad to hear the news; but, happy to reflect on such long and happy memories of Charlie and Edith as nice neighbors on Woodland Drive. My parents, Barbara and Peter Olsen (22 Woodland Drive) were good friends with Charlie and Edith for many decades.

    After my parents left North Reading for Santa Rosa, California in 1988, Charlie often reached out to Dad by telephone to stay in touch. Whenever I spoke with Dad (who passed away in 2012), he loved to tell me about Charlie’s updates from North Reading.

    I was way too young to be good buddies with Charlie and Edith during my years on Woodland Drive, but I do have great memories of sneaking through Charlie and Edith’s backyard to pick raspberries from their back yard in the late summer and get to “frog pond” by Ipswich River to play ice hockey in the winter. Charlie and Edith were key characters in my youth and will always be remembered with great fondness and respect. RIP Charlie.

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