Obituary: Robert Cary Anderson

Robert Cary Anderson, 83, passed away peacefully on December 18, at Webster House in Palo Alto, Cal. He was born in Chicago on May 26, 1934.

Bob spent his formative years in Plainfield. He attended grade school in Plainfield and graduated from the Joliet Township High School. While in high school Bob was very involved in the ROTC program. He earned his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. After graduation, Bob joined the United States Air Force. He graduated from flight school and was proud to serve as a pilot and flew missions throughout Europe and the Azores. He spent a short time as an engineer with Lockheed Martin in California. He also enjoyed being a ham radio operator in his younger years. Bob was an intelligent man who possessed a warm personality and a wry sense of humor. He will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lorayne Anderson. He is survived by his cousin Don Cary Pearson, MD, JD and family residing in Lakewood, Wash.

Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Plainfield is handling arrangements. For information please call 815/436-9221 or visit


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