Robert Warren Anderson
Robert Warren Anderson12 (Robert Lee Anderson11, Henry Lee Anderson10,
John Almos Anderson9, Susan Jane Damron8, Charles C. W.7,
Wilson6, George5, George4, Lazarus3,
George2, Lawrence1) was born 28 OCT 1942 at the Franklin
Square Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Robert Lee and Dolores (Harrington) Anderson
had lived in the Baltimore
area for about eight years. Bob was an aircraft worker at Allied Aviation,
according to his son's birth certificate.
Young Bobby was three and one
half years old when his father died. The
family had been living in Pekin,
Tazewell Co., IL, since the end of World War II. After the older Bob's death, the family would
eventually return to the east coast.
Dolores Anderson was employed as secretary to Judge Harold H. Velde of
Tazewell Co. When Velde was elected to
the United States Congress, Dolores and her children went to Washington D.C.,
where she was a staff member in the Congressman's office. After the death of Velde's wife, he married
Bobby Anderson attended elementary
school and graduated from Anacostia High School in Washington
D.C. After high school graduation, Bob worked for
a time as an insulation installer, but later enrolled at Southern Illinois
University, Carbondale, IL, in January of 1961. He majored in political science and
It was at SIU that Bob met and
married Dianne Bartelle Shullaw, of Calumet City, Cook Co., IL. Bob and Dianne were married 11 JUL 1964. A premature daughter was born to them 24 NOV 1964, and died the following
day. Infant Alice Katherine Anderson is
buried at Carbondale.
Bob's uncle, Don Anderson, a Baptist minister, drove up from Metropolis to
conduct the funeral service.
Bob and Dianne lived in Carbondale for the first
three years of their marriage while Dianne finished school. Bob, just short of graduation himself,
enlisted in the United States Army. He
received training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri;
Fort Knox, Kentucky;
and Fort Lee, Virginia.
The Army eventually brought Bob
and wife to Fort Richardson,
Anchorage, AK in July of 1967. Their son Jeffrey Lee Anderson was born the
following 21 MAR 1968,
at Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital at Anchorage.
Following First Lieutenant
Andersonís discharged from the Army, he entered the real estate field. After a few years, he joined the hordes who
helped build the Alaska Pipeline, based primarily at Tonsina Camp, outside
Bob and Dianne were divorced 14 JUL 1972.
Following his pipeline stint, Bob
returned to Anchorage where he met and married
the former Miss Rosemarie Nasti of Florida
on 1 APR 1977. Rosemarie is of Spanish and Italian descent. The couple resided at 1616 Logan Street in Anchorage for many years. Their son David Lee Anderson was born 28 SEP 1981.
Bob was baptized 2 AUG 1987 and he and
Rosemarie became members of the Zion Lutheran Church
(Missouri Synod), Anchorage.
Bob became a safety inspector for
numerous construction projects which took him from the east coast to the west
coast for extended periods of time.
Eventually, he became affiliated with Alyeska Pipeline Corp. and was
based out of Valdez, AK.
After several years of commuting between Anchorage
and Valdez, Bob moved his family to Valdez in the fall of 1994.
Bob retired from Alyeska in 2003
and returned to Anchorage.