Ronald E. Anderson, 87, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Quail Haven Village in Pinehurst.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in the Chapel of FirstHealth Hospice, 251 Campground Road, Pinehurst, NC, with the Rev. Jim Langford officiating. Following the service an inurnment with military honors and reception will be held at Pinelawn Memorial Park, 1105 W. Morganton Road, Southern Pines, NC.
Born February 18, 1926 in Sabina, OH he was a son of the late Earl & Lora Leach Anderson. He attended Sabina High School and Miami University in Oxford, OH and graduated in 1952 with a degree in Physics and Mathmatics and was a Cadet Commander of the Air Force ROTC in his senior year and received a regular commission upon graduation. He spent 22 years in active and reserve duty with the United States Air Force on many assignments, including serving in World War II and retiring with the rank of Major from the United States Air Force.
He received his Masters Degree in Nuclear Engineering and worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories, the US Atomic Energy Commission and worked in advanced nuclear power systems for the Air Force and Space Applications.
Ron and Joyce lived in Wheaton, MD from 1960 to 1980. Upon retirement in 1979, Ron and Joyce moved to Southern Pines, NC. During his retirement they both enjoyed extensive travel to all points of the world.
Preceded in his death by his father and mother and loving wife Joyce, he leaves to cherish precious memories: (daughters) Heidi Anderson of Roswell, GA; Debbie Anderson and husband Bill Stonesifer of Dawsonville, GA; (son) Ronald Anderson and wife Patricia Anderson of Frederick, MD; (grandchildren) Bradley Anderson, Rachel Anderson, Steve Anderson and Gregory Anderson; (brother) Harold Anderson and wife Carolyn Anderson of Sabina, OH; (sister) Jean Slaven of Washington Court House, OH.
Memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374

Memories Timeline


  1. We miss you dad! But I know you’re reunited with mom and no longer suffering so I’m happy for you. Rest in peace – I love you!

  2. Dad I will miss you so very very much but I am so happy you are reunited with mom and at peace. We have had an amazing journey these last 2 1/2 years and it what a blessing you have been to me. Rest in Peace – Love you always!

  3. Uncle Ronnie, You are going to be missed by so many. It was always the high light of our summers when you brought your family back to Sabina for a visit. I think I learned something from you every time I talked with you. The one thing I learned, that has

  4. What can you say about a man who once examined the entire stock market to me in 15 minutes. One of the most sophisticated and great minds of our time. Never too busy to say hello, give you a hug or a handshake. A man so proud of his country that he so bra

  5. I will never forget the summers you and your family returned to Sabina. We all looked forward to your return. I remember coming to visit in Oakridge TN and to Silver Springs Maryland. I remember the summer I got to go back with your family for a week befo

  6. We are sorry for the loss of your loved one, Mr. Anderson. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you at this difficult time. The Lord will give you the strength to continue your Journey of Grief.
    God’s Peace
    Staff and Pat Brown, Aftercare Direc

  7. Ron (I can still call you Dad)…you were a father figure for me for so many years…I miss you and I know you are reunited with your Joyce that you loved so much!
    Daniel E. Rones

  8. There has been a lot of sadness in our Anderson Family this past two weeks with the loss of my sister, Janie and now my Uncle Ronnie. Along with that sadness is also great joy because of the memories we all share as an Anderson Family. Summertime in Sabin

  9. Ron has been a colleague and close friend for over a half century. We shared the pressures of a special government program created ad supported by three agencies, the Air Force, NASA and the Atomic Energy Comm. At the time of the cold war with Russia our

  10. Ron and Joyce were dear Cardinal Road neighbors for over 20 years. Ron was a font of information, and kept me up to date about all the latest happenings in the Sandhills. He and I both left Cardinal Road within a month of each other and missed our homes o

  11. Dear Anderson Family,
    I truly enjoyed being a part of you & your father’s life. Mr. Anderson always had a smile, a kind word and most of all a hug for me. I know he will missed by many.
    Toni Beal

  12. Ron and I became friends at the First Health Hospice
    Center. We have been friends continually since our
    wives passed away within a month of each other. It has
    been almost three years since that time and we enjoyed seeing each other bimonthl

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