Roy left this world peacefully on August 27, 2023, in Windsor, CT. He was 84 years old.
Born on June 15, 1939, in Alliance, OH, Roy Lee Anderson lived a life filled with passion, laughter, and cherished relationships. He was a proud graduate of Alliance High School and went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree from Mount Union College. With a keen eye for real estate, he forged a successful career as a respected real estate agent, making a lasting impact in the industry before his well-deserved retirement.
Roy's zest for life extended far beyond his professional achievements. He possessed an unwavering love for tennis and football, with an allegiance that knew no bounds, especially when it came to cheering for the Ohio State University Football Team. Whether he was attending games, analyzing plays, or engaging in spirited conversations, Roy's enthusiasm for these sports was infectious and brought joy to those around him. He spent many years playing both Tennis and Football, sporting a college varsity jacket for Mount Alliance High School and Mount Union College.
His alma mater meant a great deal to him, as he not only met friends that would become lifelong but also his dear wife, Patricia [Burkholder] Anderson. Everywhere Roy went, he was likely to make a friend. His laugh was infectious, and his outgoing energy drew you in. His kindness and love for others knew no bounds or limits. Beyond his passions, Roy was an active member of the Lion’s Club of Lower Makefield Township in Yardley, PA. When he was looking for a more relaxing activity, you could find him outdoors. He found immense joy working with his hands and especially gardening.
His legacy lives on through the love and memories he shared with his son Kirkland (Melissa) Anderson of Morrisville, VT, sister Carol Reed-Lazetera of Indio, CA, best friend Joe McCann of Yardley, PA and his nieces and nephews who will forever treasure the moments they spent together.
Roy is predeceased by the love of his life, Patricia “Tish” Anderson, father Alexander K. Anderson, mother Hazel M. Eckert and his best friends Ted (Joanie) Gorman. Many other good friends of Roy have sadly passed before him, he made friends everywhere he went and touched the lives of countless people, and he will be so glad to see them all again.
In accordance with his wishes there will be no public services. Arrangements are in the care of the Minor Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Milton.