In memory of
Charles Francis Anderson
Charles Francis Anderson April 5, 1929 - February 7, 2017 Resident of Martinez Charles Francis Anderson Jr. passed away February 7th, 2017. Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Sylvia Anderson and his brother Lawrence Anderson. Charles is survived by his seven children – Kenneth, Donna, Robert, Steven, Susan, Judy and Scott. The family grew with 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Charles worked hard for his family to make sure that they had what they needed and a little bit of what they wanted. Charles was born in Franklin Canyon Martinez California where he spent his youth working on ranches with his father and in the orchards of Alhambra Valley and canneries of Martinez. Charles was very proud to have spent his entire life in Martinez. Charles went to work for Pacific Gas & Electric in 1948 and retired 39 years later. He worked at Avon, Martinez, Oleum, Pittsburg and Contra Costa Power Plants as a Machinist, Supervisor and Outage Manager. Charles was drafted into the US Army in 1952 and spent a year in post war Germany. After his discharge in 1954, Charles served in the Army reserve for more than 20 years. He loved the discipline and order of the military where he developed a passion for marksmanship participating in countless matches where he earned many awards. Charles was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Fishing the Delta and many California lakes with family and friends was a regular event. Hunting in California was also a favorite pastime but the big event was the annual out of state hunts in Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada. Viewing will be at 5:00 PM Wednesday February 22nd with the Funeral service on Friday February 24th 2017 at 10:00 AM at Oakmont Memorial Park, 2099 Reliez Valley Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549. View the online memorial for Charles Francis Anderson
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