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Edward Michael Anderson, 79, of Wake Forest, formerly of Wilmington, passed away at Hillside Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Friday evening, May 17, 2019. Mr. Anderson was born in New York, NY to the late Nils Anderson and Agnes Queenan on July 14, 1939.
Ed was Navy Quartermaster aboard the US Wasp and was present in the Cuban Missile Crisis. His career in television broadcast at The Ed Sullivan Theater, WWOR-TV and CBS made for great stories.
Ed and family resided in Staten Island, NY, Columbus, Ohio and Fairfield, CT before retiring in Wilmington, NC with his wife, Peg to be near his two daughters and their families. He took art classes, joined the Wilmington Hobby Train Club, was a member of the Wrightsville US Coast Guard Auxiliary and Cape Fear Mens Club. Ed was an avid sailor and an active member of the The Richmond County Yacht Club and Bridgeport Yacht Club. He was a gifted painter and artist and enjoyed gardening, swimming and being at the beach. His smile, his phone calls, his joy in all of the family being together, will be missed beyond measure.
Memorial services will be held at 11 o’clock, Friday morning, May 24, 2019 at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marguerite “Peggy” McCarthy Anderson; daughters, Susan Kluever(Ronald) of Wake Forest and Cara Lisa Esposito(Michael) of Wilmington; grandsons, Christopher & Chase Kluever both of Wake Forest and Thomas Esposito of Wilmington; brother, John Anderson(Phyllis) of New Jersey.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Anderson’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27615.
A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, Wake Forest, NC. (919)556-7400