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David A. Anderson, 65, White Plains
David A. Anderson, 65, of White Plains, formerly of Fleetwood, Pa., died of a brain aneurysm Sept. 2, 2012, at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore.
Born Oct. 8, 1946, in Reading, Pa., he was the son of James L. and Mary Jane Peter Anderson of Fleetwood.
He was a 1965 graduate of Fleetwood High School and a 1970 graduate of Appalachian State University in North Carolina where he later returned and received a masterís in education.
He was the athletic director at Henry E. Lackey High School in Indian Head, where he has worked since 1970. In addition to his service as athletic director for the past 34 years, he was a physical education teacher, served 30 years as soccer coach and 10 years as basketball coach for the school. In 1995, he completed the national training to be classified as a certified athletic administrator. He led professional development as a member of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrative Association as well as the Maryland State Athletic Directors Association. He was a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference chairman for soccer and swimming. He received numerous awards and honors including SMAC Coach of the Year, awards of merit from the NIAAA on the local and state levels, MSADA athletic director of the year for 1997, 2009 and 2010 and MSADA Professional Development Award in 2012, now known as the Anderson-Belinko Professional Development Award.
He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters. He was a member of St. Charles Sportsmanís Club where he was an avid deer hunter. He was interested in working with and helping people with disabilities.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 43 years, Garnet R. Duffy Anderson, whom he married June 14, 1969; son, Brian J. Anderson; daughter-in-law, Jocelyn L. Anderson of Bowie; granddaughters, Grace, Carolyn, Annella and Evelyn Anderson; brothers, Roger L. Anderson and Russell J. Anderson, both of Fleetwood; and sister, Ruth M. Anderson Manmiller of Blandon, Pa.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Mae A. Stump Funeral Home, Fleetwood. Burial will take place at Fleetwood Cemetery, Fleetwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at Lackey High School.