Patrick Mackay “Pat” Anderson

Patrick Mackay “Pat” Anderson

Birth
Death 1 Oct 2012 (aged 88)
Fraziers Bottom, Putnam County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 98278897 · View Source
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Patrick "Pat" Mackay Anderson, 88, of Fraziers Bottom, formerly of Huntington, passed away peacefully Monday, October 1, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Patrick was born August 19, 1924, and was the only child of the late James H. Anderson and Elizabeth Mackay Anderson. He graduated from South Charleston High School in 1942 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was accepted into the U.S. Air Cadet Program and received his pilot training at Lodwick School of Aeronautics. He proudly served his country as a P47 fighter pilot during World War II with the 9th U.S. Army Air Forces in the European Theater of Operations, flying 81 successful missions and receiving numerous honors, including the Distinguished Flying Cross and eight Air Medals, and achieving the rank of first lieutenant. After the war ended, he attended college on the G.I. Bill at Carnegie Institute, near Pittsburgh, later transferring to Marshall College, now Marshall University, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. While attending college he met classmate, Mary Lou Anderson. They married on December 31, 1955, and made their home in Huntington, residing there for 55 years.

Patrick was employed first as a chemist with Allied Chemical, but spent most of his career with Novamont Chemical-Aristech, later purchased by U.S. Steel, retiring with 25 years of service. He loved to tinker with electronics and was quite gifted at it. He enjoyed traveling and hiking, identifying wild flowers and bird watching. He was an avid reader and coin collector.

In addition to his parents, Patrick was preceded in death by his nephew, Stanley Lee Frazier. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 56 years, Mary Lou Frazier Anderson; niece, Catherine M. Frazier Akers and husband, Danny; nephew, William "Gary" Frazier and wife, Karen; and nephew, Joseph Frazier; great-niece and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Fraziers Bottom Church of God. The family will arrive at the church at 3 p.m. to visit with those who wish to offer their condolences or to share memories of Pat.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Reger Funeral Home is providing cremation services for Patrick per his request. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com


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  • Created by: Rosa Nutt
  • Added: 4 Oct 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 98278897
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Patrick Mackay “Pat” Anderson (19 Aug 1924–1 Oct 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 98278897, ; Maintained by Rosa Nutt (contributor 47824688) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.