Anderson, John P. age 85, beloved husband for 61 years of Betty (nee McSweeney), loving father of John H. (Kathy), Bill (Jennifer), Paul (Jeanne), Mike (Sandy), Maribeth, Jim (Colleen), Kathy (Pete) Vaulman, and the late Thomas Francis, son of the late John and Therese Anderson Hughes, loving stepson of the late Charles "Red" Hughes, dear grandfather of Rosemary, John, Tom, Brad, Gary, Karlee, Beth, Jenna, Kelsey, Jake, Luke, Molly, Maggie, Carolyn, and Danny. 1942 graduate of Mount Carmel High School. Veteran of WWII 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 33 years with Colonial Savings & Loan, 15 years with Burns-Anderson Insurance Co., founder of 55th Street Reunion, Member of Yanks Athletic Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mt. Carmel High School would be appreciated. Funeral Friday, 10:15 a.m. from KENNY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 3600 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park to St. Catherine of Alexandria Church for 11:00 a.m. Mass. Visitation Thursday, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. To celebrate John's life visit www.mem.com. For info 708-425-4500 or 773-239-3600.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Mar. 10, 2010