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Services were held last Friday in Fort Covington, Franklin County, for G. Bruce Anderson, 68, father of Buffalo attorney Leigh Anderson and former Buffalo Assistant City Corporation Counsel Lillian Anderson.

Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Fort Covington.

He died March 14, 1995, in his home in Malone after a long illness.

Born in Utica, he served in the Navy during World War II, then attended Clarkson College and earned a degree in mechanical engineering.

During the Korean War, he was an Army company commander and was instrumental in building the peace village at Panmunjom.

Recruited for a sales training program with Allis Chalmers in Milwaukee, he lived there from 1953 to 1955, when he moved to Malone.

He was a staff engineer in the mechanical department of Alcoa in Massena from 1955 to 1961, then became staff engineer at Alice Hyde Hospital in Malone.

In 1963, he founded G. Bruce Anderson Insurance Agency in Fort Covington, which he owned and operated with his wife until his death.

He and the former Marjorie O'Connor were married in 1951.

Active in civic affairs, he was company commander of the New York State National Guard in Malone in 1963-64 and a past president of the Malone Rotary Club. He received a Paul Harris Fellow award for his service to the community.

He was a former chairman of the board of trustees of First Congregational Church in Malone and served as church auditor.

He was a member of the board of Alice Hyde Hospital for many years.

A skilled marksman and outdoorsman, he enjoyed skiing, duck hunting, fishing and boating.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Lillian of Malone, Lynne Wareham of Albany, Lorraine Anderson-Kirst and Leigh; a sister, Barbara McElwain of Fort Covington; and three grandchildren.


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