Born: January 29, 1919
Died: November 14, 2013
Spartanburg- Frank John Anderson, 94, died peacefully, November 14, 2013. Frank was born January 29, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of the late Charles E. and Alida Solomon Anderson.
Frank was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served his country on submarines. Frank earned his B.A. degree at Indiana University and a Library Science degree at Syracuse University. He was head librarian at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas, and then at Wofford College from 1966 until his retirement in 1984.
Frank was an amateur printer, a charter member of the Miniature Book Society, a collector of miniature books, pop-up books, submarine books, domestic and foreign ABC books and was the proprietor of the Kitemaug Press
Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Jeanette Rioux Anderson; a daughter, Maria A. King (Morgan) of Spartanburg; granddaughter Catherine Anderson King of Asheville, NC and sister, Cynthia Flatz of Pittsburgh, PA. In addition he is survived by in-laws, Lorraine R. Martin of Spartanburg, Mae V. Rioux of Sonora, CA, Raymond Rioux (Darlene) of Toledo, OH, Jane Rioux of Boiling Springs, Arden Johnston of Dubuque, Iowa, Simone Rioux of Salon De Provence, France, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters; Alida Sales, Carol Ahrendt and Grace Rittweger
The family will receive friends Sunday, Novemeber 17th, 4:00pm-6:00pm, at Dunbar Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Reverend Frank Palmeri, CRM, will be on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Catholic Church of Jesus Christ Our Risen Savior.
Interment with military honors will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Frank J. Anderson and Jeanette R. Anderson Scholarship at Wofford College, Development Office, 429 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306 or to Interim Hospice, 155 Duncan Tiller Road, Duncan, SC 29334 , or to the charity of your choice.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Interim Hospice for their kindness and professional care.