February 12, 1949 - March 31, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:00 AM Church of Our Saviour
Richard “Rick” M. Anderson, 65 of Mechanicsburg, passed away, Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Mill Run Garden and Care Center.
He was born February 12, 1949 in Urbana, Ohio.
Rick was a 1967 graduate of the Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, VA and a graduate of Ohio Dominican College. He served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam. Rick was employed in the past with Farmer’s Bank, Citizens National Bank, Champaign National Bank and currently was employed with The Peoples Savings Bank. He was a member of Mechanicsburg Lion Club and the Ohio Bankers Association. He has proudly served on the boards of the Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools, Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, Maple Grove Cemetery, Champaign County Education Foundation, Campaign Treasurer for the Champaign County Prosecutor, Campaign Treasurer for Mechanicsburg Library Levy, Urbana Country Club and a 4-H Advisor and for the past 29 years on the Champaign Residential Services Board.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rita (Cushman) Anderson, his children, Mary “Mea” A. (Jacob) Reiser of Mechanicsburg, Eva M. (Bert) Hockenberry of Charlotte, NC and Clinton W. (Jennifer) Anderson of Charlotte, NC, grandchildren, Cole, Anderson, William, Caleigh, Sophia and Jack; his brother, Alex (Mary) Anderson of Hilliard, sisters-in-law, Gertrude S. Leach of London, Ruth E. (Charles) Wibright of Mechanicsburg, M. Lynne Davisson of Cable and Betsy L. Keys of Dublin; brother-in-law, James G. (Peggy) Cushman of Mechanicsburg; as well as several nieces & nephews, grand nieces & grand nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Rick is preceded in death by his parents, Richard E. and Sarah Elizabeth (McCoy) Anderson, his aunt & uncle, The Honorable Judge William and Mary Jane (McCoy) Jenkins; a sister-in-law, Jeanne A. (Wayne R.) Snyder; brothers-in-law, Mark W. Cushman and John D. Cushman.
A memorial service to celebrate Rick’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Church of Our Saviour, Mechanicsburg with the Rev. Rick McCracken-Bennett, Rector. Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078 or to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Ste 550 Chicago, IL 60631.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
May God’s love and faithfulness comfort you and yours during. I am so very sorry.
Words can not express how sorry we are for Ricks passing. We were praying for him and your family during his illness. We will continue to lift you and your family in prayer. Anything we can do in the future for you Rita please call.
Mark and Fredda
Sending our prayers. Rick was good to us regarding banking. he was an honest nice man.
We are glad to have known him.
Dear Clint and Family,
We pray for God’s comfort and healing for you and your family.
Our deepest sympathies,
Chris and Kim Leatherman
So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. I enjoyed golfing with him at the Country Club.
Rita % Family – We are so very sorry to hear of
Rick’s passing. I have many memories of Rick
as a child and growing up. The years pass so
quickly, and life is so short. I know he will be missed terribly by many. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Ann & Ed White
Our thoughts and prayers for the Anderson Family. We are sorry for your loss of a wonderful husband, dad and grandfather.
Rita and family, my sincere condolences. I am at a loss for words. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
Words cannot express how sorry I am for you and your family. Your father will be greatly missed by your mom, you, your sister and brother, all of his wonderful grandchildren and all the other family and friends he shared his life with. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Thoughts and many Prayers for the family
Dear Rita, Clint & Family,
My heart and deepest sympathies go out to you. I was happy and honored to have met Rick and wil always remember his strong will, upbeat personality and sincerity. The evening that he hit golf balls at the range in Charlotte was most touching, I know that evening will always be a part of my memory.
I am so saddened and shocked….the Andersons have always been such a big part of my growing up and younger life
I hadn’t seen Rick in years but I will always remember his easy going, casual, don’t get excited approach to life
My deepest sympathies to all the family