Russell H. Anderson died on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at his residence in Milford, PA.
Russell was born on June 16, 1926 to Herbert and Alice (Shaw) Anderson in Hawthorne, NJ.
He was educated and lived in the vicinity of Paterson, NJ until he reached the age of eighteen when he was inducted into the Army during World War II. He went to Europe as a replacement and joined the 309th Infantry – 78th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Battle Stars for central Europe and the Rhineland, Victory Medal and the German Occupation Medal. Russell accepted his Army discharge in Berlin, Germany and worked for the Offices of Military Government for Germany as a member of the Adjutant General’s Staff until July 1947 in a civilian capacity.
Russell moved to Sussex County, NJ in 1955 and worked in the auto body and fender trade until 1974 when he took a job with the NJ School of Conservation’s maintenance department. He retired in 1987 and moved to Dingmans Ferry, PA.
Russ was an avid competitive target shooter with the small-bore rifle, high power rifle, and pistol. He attained the competitive NRA classifications of master rifleman and expert with the pistol. He was also a certified NRA rifle instructor who devoted thirty-five years of his life teaching others firearm safety and marksmanship. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife Barbara and a son from his first marriage who lives in Denver, CO.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford Street, Milford, PA (www.stroyanfuneralhome.com).