DEXTER and MONSON - Charles William Anderson, 61, died March 28, 2014, at a Bangor hospital. Charlie was surrounded by his children and sister Martha Crossman as he passed after his five year battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 3, 1952, in Hartford, Conn., and moved to Dexter with his father.
He lived in Oakland with his aunt and uncle, Hilma and Perlie Pulcifur, and beloved cousin Selma, while his father worked at Pratt Whitney in Connecticut. During his school years he lived in Dexter with his dad Elwood "Andy" Anderson and "mom" Barbara Anderson, and attended Dexter schools.
Charlie was a clever carpenter and a crafty cribbage player. He was known to be a great pool player and was known as "8 ball" by his friends. He loved fishing and hunting and shared this joy with his children and grandchildren, who all have special memories of "wetting a line."
He loved his two daughters, Sonja Anderson and Missy Anderson; and the children of his heart, Gene Woodard, Carla Sherrard, and Jennifer Dole. Grandpa Charlie was loved by his fishing buddies, his nine grandchildren, Jessi, Kegan, Kayli-Gene, Cloe, Shad, Bryce, Gaige, Taylor, and Jaydon.
A celebration of his life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Dexter Fire Station, Church Street. This will be a laid back celebration of Charles' life.
A Dad leaves his mark on the world through his children and grandchildren. "Remember to always thank the caregivers and nurses." Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made to CancerCare of Maine, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.