Suddenly in New Haven, April 16, 2001 CT State Trooper David F. Anderson, 29, of Church Street, Hamden, son of Fred and Barbara Hughes Anderson of Hamden, fiance of Jennifer Lasse of Bethany, father of Rachel Lynn Anderson of Bethany, brother of Martin H. Anderson of Stratford and Andrea L. Anderson of East Haven, uncle of Edwin Reboyraz of East Haven. A graduate of Hamden High School class of 1990, attended Univ. of New Haven were he became a Campus Policeman and later joined the Yale Univ. Police, for the past four years he was a CT State Trooper. Funeral service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Friday, April 20 at 11 AM. Friends may call Thurs. from 4-8 p.m. Interment in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden. Contributions may be made to a scholarship fund to be estabished for his daughter Rachel Lynn Anderson.

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  1. Barbara, We have only known each other for a short time, but Kev and I want you to know we are here if you need us, right next door, knock or call anytime. I know what you must feel, and I definitely know how Andrea and Martin are feeling because I lost my brother 10 years ago. Robbi was the same age as David when he died. The emotions are still fresh sometimes. The void is always there but coping does get easier with time. Please let them know I am here for them as well if they need to talk. Your family is in my prayers. ~hugs~ Dee

  2. Dave was for sure the most wonderful, kind hearted man. He helped me when I felt like I needed someone the most. The memories that I have of Dave will never be forgotten! I cherish the fact that I knew someone that was so special! My prayers are with you all, and God bless!

  3. Dave will truly be missed, I’ve been a friend for about 10 years. My deepest sympathies to his family and fellow friends. This is a tragic loss and he will be missed dearly!!

  4. David was a very special part of my life.We were good friends while he worked at UNH. Years passed and we lost touch. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to his family. All of you are in my prayers.

  5. David was my best childhood friend and neighbor. From our running all the way home from elementary school to the snow ball fights every winter – David always had fun and brought a smile to my face. I am truely a better person for knowing him. My heart and prayers are with the Anderson family.

  6. David was my classmate and neighbor for many years and I fondly remember playing in his back yard. He was a wonderful person and I am deeply saddened by this loss. His family and friends will remain in my thoughts.

  7. Fred, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I just recently found out about your tragedy. Fred, you know that you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jody

  8. I grew up living next door to David and his family. I have very fond memories of playing in the backyard with him, Andrea and my brother. He was a terrific person. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, Martin and Andrea – I\’m deeply sorry for you loss.

  9. I remember the first time I met Dave. He was a freshman and I was a sophomore at HHS. I was fortunate enough to know Dave and his brother Martin. We all played basketball for HHS. Dave used to wear his wrist bands almost up to his arm pits!!! In all seriousness, the last time I saw Dave was in .98. He had the same smile, the same sense of humor and always goal oriented.Those are some of the elements that I will never forget when I think about him. My condolences go out to his family.

  10. Martin, to you and your family from mine – Our deepest and most heart-felt condolences. Always truely yours, Beatriz Pagan

  11. Memories of David’s smile are on the baseball field, in the halls of HHS, and throughout Hamden. His endearing smile & warmth will live on in the hearts of those he has left behind. Our deepest condolences to Fred, Barbara, Martin, Andrea, Jennifer, and Rachel. With heartfelt sympathy, Elaine & Don, Steven, Michael, Eric & Carrie

  12. My deepest condolences to the Anderson family. He was a wonderful man and a great cop. He will be greatly missed.

  13. My deepest condolences to the family and fiance of Dave. He will be greatly missed.Dave had many dreams and from the first day I met him, he always dreamed and strived to be a CT State Trooper. I am at peace knowing he was able to accomplish this. My prayers are with you today and always as you deal with this truely greatloss.

  14. My deepest sympathies to the Anderson family. I went to school with David and he was, and still is in our hearts, a wonderful man!

  15. My deepest sympathies to the Anderson Family. My fondest memory was that Dave made people laugh and brought happiness to many lives. I am so glad that I was able to know him and will hold on to this memory forever.

  16. My deepest symphany to the Anderson Family, to David\’s fiance and daughter. I met David several times when he came in to visit Martin at work when he was with Webster Bank. David was always very nice and pleasant to speak with. My sincere condolences and you are in my prayers.

  17. My family and I have known David and his family for our entire lives. Let me just say that it was an absolute pleasure to have known him and to grow up with him right down the street from us. He made us all proud of what he had accomplished, and also made us proud to have known him. To Mr. & Mrs. Anderson, Martin, Andrea, and everyone else who David touched, I am deeply sorry for your loss. He will never be forgotten.

  18. Our thoughts are with you at this time, we will keep you in our prayers and ask God to comfort each and every member of the Anderson family.

  19. To Jennifer and the Anderson family- I’m very sorry to hear the loss of David, he will be missed by a lot of people. I worked out with David at Master Hwang’s for a long time. He’ll be in my heart always. -Dominick

  20. To the Anderson Family, My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you. I pray that GOD will comfort you and carry you through this difficult time. Dave was a very special person who always had a smile when I saw him. We don\’t understand why GOD chose to bring Dave home at such a young age, but be rest assured that he must have a very important job for him to do. May you all find comfort in sharing the happy memories. He will be greatly missed! To Rachel, Daddy\’s girl… he really loved you! I pray as you grow older, you will learn about what a good man your father was and just how much he really loved you. He was so proud of you! He is now in Heaven watching over you and is your own special angel May GOD bless you all! With Much sympathy, Karen Anderson

  21. To the Anderson family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Dave was a wonderful person with the wisdom of someone twice his age, the exuberance of a child, a heart of gold and the unique ability to leave a lasting impression on all he came in contact with. I will forever cherish my friendship with Dave and his smile will always live on in my heart. I am truly sorry for your loss of yur son, brother, fiance and father, and I grieve with you over the loss of a dedicated public servant, a colleague, and most importantly, a friend. May God be with you.

  22. To The Anderson Family: I am truly blessed to have known David. He spent many Sundays at my family’s dinner table. He was a special part of my wedding ceremony, and my husband’s best friend. He brightened all of our lives and touched us all. He will continue to live in our hearts and memories. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to know David and love him. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  23. To the Anderson family: Trooper David F. Anderson was a wonderful person. I met Dave only about 6-1/2 years ago while working at Yale. He became a good friend, and generally left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He displayed a zeal for life and shared with me his desire to serve his community as a state trooper one day; he took his duties as an officer very seriously. He had so much more to offer to the world. Although my friendship with him was brief, his memories will be cherished. He will be missed. My prayers are with each of you.

  24. To the family of Trooper David Anderson, my family and I would like to share our condolences for the loss of your son, we are so sorry. You don’t know us, but we feel for your loss, my son is a police officer in Branford CT. It’s a horrible tragedy to have this happen when they are there to protect and serve.

  25. David was my best childhood friend and neighbor. From our running all the way home from elementary school to the snow ball fights every winter – David always had fun and brought a smile to my face. I am truely a better person for knowing him. My heart and prayers are with the Anderson family.

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