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Arthur P. Anderson
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  • Morris Hall Foundation
    One Bishops' Drive
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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“I used to call Arthur one of the nicest guys in town. In '69/'70 he had a Harley and so did I. We used to ride our bikes over the bridge to North...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Herb Vamdepol - North Palm Bch, FL

“Rest In Peace my friend we knew each other many years! Richard Pfaltzgraff ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Richard Pfaltzgraff Stone Harbor

“I was so sorry to hear about your father, Mr. Anderson. I remember meeting him several times with my cousin's Jack and Lew Conine in Stone Harbor...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Pamela Atwood - Stone Harbor, NJ

“To Audrey, Sharon and your entire family: The times spent with you and your father were few, but so very precious! 'Dad' always had a ready smile...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: April McGee - Friend

“Unfortunately, my only memory of Arthur was at his daughter Sharon's wedding. What a charming man! My wife, Julie and I are so sorry for your loss...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Bruce Silver - Burlington, NJ

“Dear Sharon and Audrey,My heart goes out to both of you during this time. Your Dad was one of the kindest people I've ever met. He had a heartfelt...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Sandra George - Woodbridge, VA

“Katherine and Audrey, We were sadden to hear of your fathers passing. He was a wonderful man who was an important part of our "Family" while...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Donna McDevitt - NJ - Friend

“To the Anderson FamilyI'm very much sadden to hear about the Arthur's loss. I also fell a loss with passing of Clausius and Tyrone.classmates at...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Wayne Van de Pol - Dover, AR

“So sorry for your loss, Sharon and Audrey. Many happy memories of hanging out in Stone Harbor in your neighbor hood.You did well by your dad. Now he...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: randy and brenda callaway payne - VA

“To the family...We send our sincere condolences for Dad. We have missed him walking around Ariel Ct. We have missed his smile and soft voice. We...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Gary and Natasha Varner - Bowie, MD

“I am so sorry to hear about Art's passing. I had the honor to work hand in hand with Sgt Art when I worked for Stone Harbor Police Department. There...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Vic Gorski - Dallas, PA

“I had the honor to have served with Sergeant Art Anderson for thirteen summers that I worked with the Stone Harbor Police Department. A true ...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Joseph Breslin - Avalon, NJ

“I had the pleasure of working with Sgt. Anderson on the Stone Harbor Police Department. There was no finer human being than Arthur. RIP. ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Edward Beck - Dennis Township, NJ

“So sorry to all. Mr. Anderson will always be remembered as a figurehead in Stone Harbor, who very clearly loved the town and its residents, and...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Jill Salvesen - FL

“Dear Sharon, Audrey and the Anderson family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I have many fond memories of working with Sergeant...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Paul Reynolds - Stone Harbor, NJ

“So sorry to hear of Arthur's passing. He was a wonderful man, and someone I will always remember from my earlier days living in and around Stone...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Worby - Acquaintance

“So many memories and stories about this awesome man. I could write a book. I know it's a quote from somewhere but He was the best of the best with a...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Eileen Buzby/Zuccato - NJ

“Dear Audrey and Sharon - My mother and I came to know your dad at St. Joe's at Morris Hall. Mom would always say "he's such a nice man." Whenever I...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Glagola - Princeton, NJ

“I was so sorry to learn of the passing of your dad. He was the loveliest man! Everyone in town knew Sgt.Anderson! He watched our house for us in the...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Judy Hammerschmidt - Stone Harbor, NJ

“So very sorry to hear of Art's passing. He is with his beloved Catherine now. I worked with Art at SHPD. He was always the perfect gentleman and a...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Paul Loefflad - NJ - Friend

“I had the pleasure to work with Sergeant Anderson as a Councilman and then as Borough Administrator. Art understood "community policing" before that...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Ken Hawk - Stone Harbor, NJ

“My deepest condolences. He was like a second dad (along with his brother) to make sure I was ok if there was a storm or anything. I am thankful to...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Melissa DeCastro - Stone Harbor, NJ


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Arthur Pearly Anderson was born on 5 November 1929 in Urbana, Virginia, the tenth of twelve children of the late Charles Hunter and Emma Russ Anderson. The family lived in a house, built by his father, on a hill overlooking the Rappahannock River. Arthur spent his boyhood summers in Stone Harbor visiting his mother's sister, Janie Taliafarro.

In 1951, Arthur enlisted in the Army and served two years in Germany during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1953 and returned to Stone Harbor. Arthur and Catherine Hall married in 1954, a union that would last 48 years, until Catherine's death in 2002. This marriage produced their first child, Sharon Marie, born in 1955, their second, Audrey Lynn, born in 1958.

Arthur and Catherine built their home on 81st where they would raise their daughters. Within this small seaside community and inspired by his family's hard-work ethic, Arthur was employed by the Stone Harbor Lumber Company and then the Stone Harbor Police Department. During his 23-year service to the Department, Arthur achieved the rank of Sergeant. What's more, Arthur pursued self-employment opportunities which included landscaping, home security, bartending, and renovating and renting residential properties. One of his oft-repeated goals was to ensure a nurturing and fun home for his daughters and their friends.

Arthur was an avid reader. He and Catherine traveled extensively, a pastime cultivated by Arthur's curiosity about the destinations he had read about; their journeys took them to six of the seven continents. Arthur's parents provided a spiritual foundation for him and his siblings. He enjoyed listening to The Male Tones' of First Baptist Church in Whitesboro and to the sacred music at Morris Hall's Chapel.

More importantly, Arthur adored his family, deeply and unconditionally. He was beloved in Stone Harbor and at his final home, Morris Hall. Arthur personified a celebration of life, the embracing of others, and perseverance.

Arthur is survived by his daughters, Sharon Anderson Lewis, Ph.D. and her husband, Brian K. Lewis, of Bowie, Maryland and Audrey Lynn Anderson, Esq., and her husband, James E. Jones, Jr., of Pennington, New Jersey; a brother, Raymond Anderson of Cape May Court House, New Jersey; three sisters-in-law, Doris Hall Reddick and Rose Ann Hudgins, Blanch Anderson; a host of nieces and nephews; and friends.

Funeral services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Morris Hall Foundation, One Bishops' Drive, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.