Russell K. Anderson, 91, formerly of North Branford, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Masonicare in Wallingford. Husband of the late Helen May Booth, he is survived by one sister, Lanier Varne and her husband Charles, of Maple Grove, Minn.: Five children, two sons, Russell Anderson Jr. of West Point, NY, Robert Anderson and his wife Carole of Niantic, CT, and his triplets, Nancy Ellen Cumming of New London, CT., John L. Anderson and his wife Leanne of Moodus, CT., Lawrence Anderson and his wife Marisa of The Woodlands, TX, family friend Simone Creasy, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Son of the late Thurston and Grace Bernard Anderson, Mr. Anderson was born in Tuxedo, NY on June 17, 1922. He served in the US Army during WWII in Ardennes- Central Europe-Normandy-Northern France-Rhineland and received the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Medal, WD GO 33 45. He was employed by the American Meter Company and the Southern Connecticut Gas Company as a Meter Repair Technician. Russell, also known as 'Duke' and 'The Silver Fox' was an avid fisherman, hunter, dog breeder, and exhibitor. His passion for breeding and showing AKC Boxer dogs will be missed ringside. There will be a private graveside ceremony at the State of Connecticut Veterans Cemetery located in Middletown, Connecticut. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN.

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  1. Grampa you can now soar in the high heavens with Grammy……..I will always remember our drives to the shows together ….. And your words of wisdom! We love you xoxox Love Sheri, Chrystalynn, Erika and Jylee

  2. I am so sad to hear of your Dads passing. I too was lucky enough in my early years in boxers to have been the recipient of his kind words and genuine love and knowledge of this breed. I also enjoyed his humor and wit. I pray that all of his family heal quickly and celebrate his glorious life! Sandy Towne Barkavenue Boxers

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Russ’ passing. A true gentleman, charming and helpful, generous with his knowledge and always willing to help with an ear or two! My hubby and I were blessed to have met Russ at the beginning of our quest for a good boxer and were always pleased when he said he liked what we had in the ring (and not so happy when he didn’t like it!). He will be missed and the dog world has lost a gem, but heaven has gained an angel.

  4. So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Very fond memories of him at dog shows and his expert words of wisdom. Beverly & Peter Lockwood, Hilldale’s Boxers

  5. So very sorry to hear of Russell’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him. We keep your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. We are very sorry to hear about Uncle Russell’s passing. He was so kind during Mom’s (Lanier’s) cancer treatment and recovery. His frequent calls and support were critical to her recovery. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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