James P. Anderson of Germantown, NY, passed away January 1st, 2021, in the comfort of his home surrounded by loved ones. Born December 19, 1959 and raised in Watervliet, he is the son of Rose Anderson and the late James H. Anderson.
Jim is a 1978 graduate of Watervliet High School. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 40 years where he also served on the Executive Board. He was a Site Superintendent for Tech Electric for many years and will be greatly missed. Jim worked on various large construction jobs throughout his career, especially the last 14 years. Jim was highly respected in his field and a mentor to many apprentices.
Jim is survived by the love of his life Linda Anderson, his children Amanda (Eric) Davis, Ryan (Emily) Anderson, his step-children Kayla (Jeff) Grogan, Kristie (Emre) Guzelsu, Karli (Jason) Chiavelli, and Thomas Griffin. Jim, also known as Poppy, is survived by his six grandchildren Mason Davis, Rory Anderson, Lucy and Maeve Grogan, Carmella and Alvey Chiavelli. He is also survived by his three sisters Maureen (Chris) McDermott, Debbie (Ray) Parafinczak, and Karen Comproski.
Jim was a sports enthusiast and loyal fan of the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams and New York Yankees. He also enjoyed traveling, especially exploring new breweries as the beer connoisseur he was. But nothing made him happier than sharing Sunday dinners, a cup of coffee on his front porch in the morning and an evening beer on the back deck with his wife Linda enjoying the peace and tranquility of life on the hill surrounded by loved ones.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated from Holy Trinity-St. Mary’s Parish on Tuesday, January 5th at 11:00AM. Interment will be in the Reformed Church Cemetery in Germantown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org/waystogive.