Veteran of WWII was a POW

Published in the November 30, 2017 edition

NORTH READING — Charles A. Anderson, 95, of North Reading and formerly of Plymouth, died Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Winchester Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Edith A. (Smith) Anderson. Charlie was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a POW for two years.

Born in Plymouth, on August 25, 1922, he was the son of the late Albion and Agnes (Johnson) Anderson. He attended Plymouth schools and was a graduate of Plymouth High School in 1940. He also was a graduate of the General Electric Apprentice Program and worked as a machine cutting tools specialist for the General Electric Turbine manufacturing department at the River Works in Lynn for 44 years, retiring in 1984.

Charlie was a member of the D.A.V. Post No. 37 in Reading, the GE Apprentice Alumni Association and the GE Old Timers. He was an avid reader and he loved traveling to Norway and other destinations around the world. He has been a resident of North Reading for the past 50 years.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Russell H. Anderson and Marie Amaral.

His funeral services will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Thursday, November 30 at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice.