Theodore W. Anderson

Theodore W. Anderson, 96, formerly of 154 Wilton Ave. and 132 Aldren Ave., died Friday, July 26, 2013, in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center, with his family by his side.

A native of Binghamton, N.Y., he was born July 14, 1917, the son of Gust and Sadie Michael Anderson.

He was a 1936 graduate of Jamestown High School, and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving from 1942 to 1946.

He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier from 1948 to 1976. Following retirement, he worked six years for Chase Manhattan Bank as a courier.

An active member of Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church for many years, he served as a trustee, usher and member of the former C. Norton Warner Sunday school class.

He was a member of the National Association of Re-tired Federal Employees and a 65-year member of Ingjald Lodge Independent Order of Vikings and National Association of Letter Carriers.

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, the former Ruth Melquist, whom he married April 17, 1942; a son David (Cris) Anderson of Columbia City, Ind.; three grandchildren: Gregory (Moe) Anderson, Christopher (Erin) Hagstrom and Matthew (Laura) Hagstrom; and four great-grandchildren: Ava, Bodee, June and Cooper Hagstrom.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Cutting.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev Rick LaDue of Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church and the Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt, chaplain, of Lutheran, will officiate.

Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. prior to service Monday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church, 385 S. Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701; or Lutheran Social Services Foundation of Upstate New York Inc, 715 Falconer St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Ted at www.lindfuneralhome.com.