Donald John Anderson
Date of Birth:  November 10, 1926
Date of Death:  March 13, 2010

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  • Our Lady of the Chesapeake Catholic Church  
  • 8325 Ventnor Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Friday, March 26, 2010   1:00 PM
  • Private  
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  • Donald John Anderson, 83, of Pasadena, passed away on Saturday morning, March 13, 2010 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Margaret, his wife Dorothy, his mother Josephine Pallasch, his father Lawrence Fuss, and his step father Charles Anderson. He is survived by his children Joyce Anderson of Morgantown, WV, John Anderson and his wife Diane of Annapolis, Mark Anderson of Pasadena, Matthew Anderson and his wife JoAnn of Mechanicsville, VA, 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

    He was born Donald John Fuss in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 10, 1926. Before entering the military in 1944 he changed his surname to Anderson in honor of his stepfather. Following his service in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946, he attended West Virginia University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1952. In 1950 he married Dorothy Simons of Morgantown, West Virginia. He and Dorothy had two children, Joyce and John Anderson before her passing in 1955.

    In 1958 he married Margaret Louise McHenry o Plainview, Nebraska. Donald and Margaret added two sons, Mark and Matthew to their family. He moved his family to Anne Arundel County in 1965, where he worked for Westinghouse until his retirement in 1988.

    He enjoyed traveling, gardening, and studying ceramics at Anne Arundel Community College.

    A memoiral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of the Chesapeake Catholic Church in Pasadena at 1:00 pm. On Friday, march 26, with a reception following the service.