Richard Anderson Obituary, Death – Anderson, Richard Patrick 11th of December, 2022 Richard Patrick Anderson, 59, of Syracuse, New York, fought cancer bravely for many years before passing away on December 11th. He was born in Syracuse, New York, to Richard Farrell Anderson and Mary Alice Driscoll Anderson. Dick’s father died in 2010, having been predeceased by his son. His wife of 39 years, Dottie Jacobson Anderson, survives, as do his six children, Tom (Devon), Mike, Rich, Brian, Bobby, and Katie, and two grandchildren, Addie and Ben. His parents also survive him. He adored his forty nieces and nephews in a way that no other uncle could. Robert, Julie, Bill (Susan), and Tom are his four siblings, all of whom live in Syracuse (Annie).
Dick graduated from Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering after attending Christian Brothers Academy and Clarkson University. Later, he joined his father’s construction company, Vector Construction, and has held the company’s presidency continuously since 1995. His colleagues’ contributions were always acknowledged, and he kept things light with his wonderful sense of humor. He will be remembered as a business owner who put “people first” in his company, and his legacy will reflect this. Dick cherished both his large family and his extensive network of friends. His interests were simple: a round of golf, a camping trip to Oxbow, his weekly card night with the boys (dubbed “The Prayer Group”), rooting for Syracuse University athletics and attending the Big East Basketball Tournament in New York City.
No matter where he was or what he was eating, he was always up for a delicious meal, whether it was pizza at Twin Trees, his favorite plates at Pastabilities, or a pastrami sandwich from Sarge’s Deli in New York City. His buoyant energy and hilarious sense of humor, which he brought with him, enriched every encounter and conversation. Friends and family will be welcomed at Most Holy Rosary Church, located at 111 Roberts Avenue in Syracuse, New York, on Thursday, December 15, from 4 to 7 p.m.