1937 – 2024

Richard Leroy Anderson age 86 of Kittery Point Maine, passed away peacefully at home February 12, 2024. Richard was born December 29, 1937 in Springfield, Oregon to Grace and Tony Uchytil of Walton’s Mountain, OR. Richard was raised in Cottage Grove, Oregon where he graduated High School. Richard and his brother Jack joined the US Navy together in 1956. Richard met Sue Snyder while attending Navy Laboratory school and they married in 1958. Richard went on to serve proudly in the US Navy at the following units. USMTC San Diego, CA; Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA; Naval Hospital Oakland, CA; Submarine School in New London, CT; Naval Hospital St Albans NY; USS Yorktown (CVS-10) Long Beach, CA; AFEES New Orleans, LA; Naval Hospital Beaufort, SC; Camp Lejeune, NC; Naval Hospital Portsmouth, NH.

Chief Richard L Anderson (Andy) retired from the US Navy in 1976. Richard worked a second career with Path Labs of Portsmouth, NH retiring in 1996. Dick volunteered many hours with York Hospital while retired. Throughout his life Richard was an adventurer who enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, camping, making wine and sharing smiles (Ham Bone Award), walking on the beaches and gardening alongside his wife, Sue, at Gull Cottage. Richard was a member of the American Legion, the USS Yorktown CV-10 Association and the Kittery Historical and Naval Society. Richard loved spending time with family and friends, often traveling across the USA to relatives, or opening his home to guests. Richard is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years- Sue Anderson, his parents, and stepmother Barbara Quinn Uchytil, two brothers- Jack and Jim Anderson, two sisters Linda Gaile White and Nancy Nyre. Richard is survived by his sister MaryAnn Archer of Harrisburg, Oregon. This loving father will be missed by son John M Anderson (Cindy) and daughter Elisabeth J Anderson. Three Grandchildren -Jennifer L Brown (Gregory) Joshua M Anderson, John M Anderson Jr ( Alison) will cherish many family memories of Fort Foster hikes, SeaPoint Beach adventures and Holiday traditions. Anderson M Brown, Ellery M Brown, and Eliana J Anderson will fondly remember their “Great” Grandpa.

A private memorial will be held in the Spring. Those wishing to donate in memory of Richard may consider The Walk To End Alzheimer’s -Team Mom’s SeaSon, the USS Yorktown CV-10 Association or Charitable causes of Nature and Animals.