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Brian C. Anderson, age 53, of New Bethlehem, passed away Friday afternoon, March 8, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.
Born June 10, 1965 in Kittanning, he was a son of Frederick W. and Sandra L Soliday Anderson.
He was a graduate of Redbank Valley High School, attended the Clarion County Vo-Tech for welding and was raised in the Catholic faith.
Brian was self employed as owner/operator of Anderson Industrial.
He married the former Karen A. Kennedy on January 29, 1999.
Brian was member of the VFW, Eagles and LOM, all in New Bethlehem and was co-founder, along with the late Gary “Fud” Snyder, of the Punkin Chunkin Contest, held every fall at the VFW in New Bethlehem.
Survivors include his wife, Karen; his parents, Fred and Sandy Anderson of New Bethlehem; one son, William Anderson, of Sykesville; three step children: Greg Shrecengost of New Bethlehem, Terri Sherry and her husband, Ryan and their son, Ty, of Fairmount City; and Jerry Shrecengost of Andover, Ohio and his daughter, Katie Teliroli.
Brian is also survived by two brothers: Tom Anderson and wife, Amy, of Mt. Wolf and their children, Emily, Ryan, Julia and Emma; Greg Anderson and wife, Mary, of Simsbury, Connecticut; one sister, Erin Schuetz and her husband, Kevin, of Oakmont and their son, Kyle and numerous aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Florence Anderson and Warren and Emily Soliday and an uncle, James Anderson.
Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service chapel, 233 Penn Street, New Bethlehem.
Private services will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with Father Samuel Bungo, parish priest at St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem, officiating.
Memorial contributions in the name of Brian C. Anderson may be given to Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, 11878 State Route 85, Kittanning, PA 16201
Online condolences may be sent to Brian’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com
Orphans of the Storm
11828 Route 85, Kittanning PA 16201