U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam

MARGATE, Fla. — Robert “Bob” Anderson, formerly of Wakefield, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021.

Bob was born on May 20, 1951, the youngest of seven children of the late Herbert D. Anderson, Sr. and Rita (MacInnis) Anderson. He graduated from St. Joseph’s School and Wakefield High School, class of 1969, where he excelled on the football, baseball and hockey teams. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam, and for that service he was twice awarded the Bronze Star. He battled Agent Orange for many years. One of his former high school coaches said, “if special medals were awarded for unselfishness, spectacular sportsmanship and enduring loyalty, one should be struck for Bob.”

Bob was the brother of the late Mary Phillips of Georgia, Richard, Herbert, Jr. and Charles of Wakefield. He is survived by his sister Esther White and brother John Anderson of Wakefield.

Funeral services will be private in Florida.