NILES - Thomas A. Anderson Sr., 83, of Gypsy Lane, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Anderson was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Bald Hill, Pa., the son of Frank A. and Agnes Williamson Anderson.
He was raised and attended schools in Nanty-Glo, Pa., before moving to the Niles area to work and raise his family.
He was the owner and operator of the former TAA Trucking in Hubbard. He has also been employed by numerous area trucking firms as a dispatcher and salesman.
Some of Tom's greatest pleasures were family gatherings and family vacations at the beach. He was also an avid golfer.
He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas A. Anderson Jr.; and two sisters, Elizabeth Anderson and Ona Kinney.
Thomas is survived by his wife, the former Joan R. Leonard, whom he married Jan. 26, 1951; his daughters, Lori E. (Edward) Wheeler of Liberty, Janet R. (Gary) Minoff of Sharpsville, Pa., and Jill B. (James) Paridon of Mecca; a brother, Edward J. (Sandy) Anderson of LeCanto, Fla.; a sister, Mary Seese of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his eight grandchildren, Sean, Alison, Scott, Sarah, Thomas III, Timothy, Jacob and Jason; and his three great-grandchildren, Aiden, Kierstyn and Nora.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Niles First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Nathan Howe officiating, where friends may call for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to Southern Care Hospice, 501 Ashley Circle, Suite E, Austintown, OH 44515.
Arrangements and care has been entrusted to the Robert P. McDermott Memorial Home.