Donald E. Anderson Sr.

Donald E. Anderson Sr., 90, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 24, surrounded by his family. He was born to the late John and Laura Anderson Oct. 27, 1928 in Barberton. Don graduated from Barberton High School and attended the University of Akron. He went to work for A&P then married his high school sweetheart, Mary Gadanac and built their first home, where they raised eight wonderful children. The family grew up faithfully attending St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Norton, where he served as a Lay minister.  Don worked for A&P for 25 years until they closed and then served as Bailiff for Judge Gadanac for several years. He retired from Acme after 20 years as meat manager. Don was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society and served as a Director for Barberton Parks and Recreation for eight years. He also enjoyed coaching CYO Softball. Preceded in death by his son, John and brother, Bob; survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary; sons, Mark (Pat), Don (Mary Alice), Jeff (Kathy), Michael (Karen), Jim (Cindy); daughters, Kathy (Henry) Nagel and Karen (Michael) Elick; daughter-in-law, Sandy. He loved his children and was proud of each one’s success. Don is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Edith Canning; along with other relatives and friends. Following Don’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. at. St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 4022 Johnson Road, Norton, with Fr. James Maloney, celebrant. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at  HYPERLINK “”


  1. Darlene Sellers on November 27, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Kathy and family, I’m sorry to hear the passing of your father. I have fond memories from when we were young. Deepest sympathies

  2. Carolyn Coleman on November 26, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    I am so so sorry for your loss , god bless

  3. Mark Mihocka on November 26, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    My condolences to the Anderson family. I’m sorry to hear of Mr. Anderson’s passing.

    • Tammy Mears on November 27, 2018 at 7:36 am

      My heartfelt sympathies to the Anderson family. I am so sorry for your loss. May your fondest memories help you through this time. God Bless. ❤️

      • Annette Ingham on November 27, 2018 at 10:06 am

        My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of Don’s Father. I am keeping your Family in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathies.💕🙏

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