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John Albert Anderson dies at 83

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John Albert Anderson, 83, of Roswell, N.M., formerly of Valparaiso, passed away January 6, 2009 in Roswell.

He was born August 9, 1925 the son of Lawrence S. Anderson and Olga (Wallin) Anderson in Valparaiso, both of whom preceded him in death.

He and Mary were married in the summer of 1958, in Alexandria, Va. She survives in the family home.

In addition to his wife Mary, John is survived by two sons, Michael DiNapoli of Roswell and Frederick DiNapoli of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Debra Anderson of Round Rock, Texas and Vera Mein-Taormina; two sisters, Olga Korthals of Chesterton and Mary Obermeier of Valparaiso; one sister-in-law, Eloise Anderson of Boise, Idaho; his “best friend” and cousin Russell Boehm of Florida; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

John was also preceded in death by two sons, Mark Anderson and Harry DiNapoli; three brothers; Douglas, William and Lawrence Anderson. 

John was a very caring person, loving husband, amazing father and grandfather. He was an avid sports fan, who enjoyed watching John Wayne movies and loved to be Debra’s alarm clock. 

Funeral services, Deacon Howard Herring officiating, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel, 2609 S. Main, Roswell, NM 88203. Interment will be Monday, January 12, at 11 am at South Park Cemetery. 

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at 

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home & Crematory. 


Posted 1/9/2009