Obituary of J. Keith Anderson
Castleton-John ‘Keith’ Anderson passed away peacefully at his beloved home in Castleton, NY, with family and friends at his side. Keith was born in Livermore, ME to Oscar E. Anderson and Beatrice (Cox) Anderson. Keith grew up in Livermore Falls, ME, with one younger surviving sister, Eileen (Secrist), and two older brothers, both preceded in death - Oscar E. Anderson, Jr. (Andy), and Donald. The family moved from their house at 13 Munsey Avenue to a beautiful farmhouse just outside of town on Moose Hill Road, that Keith helped his Dad renovate. Keith graduated High School from Livermore Falls, and went on to college at The University of Maine, Orono, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. While in school, Keith started working in the paper industry for International Paper in the pulp mill, and worked his way up to Mill Manager, working in a variety of locations including Niagara Falls, Ticonderoga, Tonawanda, and York Haven, PA. At this time, Keith was married to his first wife (preceding), Harriette (Gage), and had two children, Rae (Konjoian, preceded), and Ron (surviving). Keith and Harriette eventually divorced, and he met his second wife, Christine (Marohn, preceded), and they settled in Troy, NY where their daughter Erika (surviving) was born. It was during this time Keith started working at Mohawk Paper Mills, in Cohoes, NY as Mill Manager. Keith worked his way up to Vice President, Administration, handling many union labor negotiations and becoming a beloved friend and confidant to many of the mill and office workers. Keith retired from Mohawk Paper Mills in 1997, and from there traveled to see his children and grandchildren in Kansas City, KS and Port Charlotte, FL. His favorite pastimes included mowing the lawn on his tractor, and watching sunsets at their house in Castleton, NY, where they moved in 1985. Keith was known for his impeccable memory, and wealth of colorful stories from his lifetime, which will help keep his memory alive for the many people he touched. Keith is additionally survived by his grandson Adam Konjoian, granddaughter Rebecca Anderson, and grandson Sam Anderson, and daughter-in-law Linda Anderson, and son-in-law Jeffrey Mannion. Funeral will be Thursday, February 10, 2022 in the Castleton Funeral Home, 59 Seaman Avenue, Castleton at 10 AM. All are welcome to attend. Relatives and friends are invited and may call to the funeral home Wednesday, from 4-7 PM. Masks will be required. Interment will be in Horizon View Cemetery, Castleton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Schodack Central School District Charities Account, 1477 South Schodack Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033.
A celebration of life will be held in late spring of 2022.
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