George P. Anderson
May 2, 1926-October 28, 2010
PAWTUCKET - George P. Anderson, 84, of Pawtucket has passed away. He was the son of the late Gustavus A. and Margit (Johannesen) Anderson, the brother of the late Ralph A. Anderson, and the husband of the late Mabel Mason Anderson. He is survived by two children, Jon M. Anderson and Jane L. Anderson, both of Pawtucket, and a cousin, Sally Foss, of Columbia, New Hampshire.
Mr. Anderson was a graduate of Pawtucket East High School. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Army Infantry, serving in combat in Europe during World War II. Mr. Anderson received the Bronze Star and rose to the level of staff sergeant. He later attained the rank of second lieutenant in the Army Reserve.
After the war, Mr. Anderson graduated from Brown University with a degree in mathematics. Mr. Anderson worked as a research engineer for Brown University for twenty-six years before he established his own electronic circuit design business. He was awarded a patent for developing the technology that uses microwaves to control traffic signals.
Mr. Anderson was active in the Pawtucket community. He served as the chairman of the Project Area Committee East Riverview, the advisory board for urban renewal in his neighborhood. Mr. Anderson was the scoutmaster of Troop 24, Boy Scouts of America,for almost twenty-five years and was Scoutmaster of the year in 1991. He was elected to represent District 77 at the 1986 State Constitutional Convention. Mr. Anderson participated in many political campaigns, including those of his wife.
Calling hours for Mr. Anderson will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday at the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Mr. Anderson's memory to the Morris Animal Foundation, Suite B430, 10200 E. Girard Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80231 or at www.morrisanimalfoundation.org. For guest book signatures please visit www.manningheffern.com
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