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Donald Anderson
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Donald William Anderson, 90, died peacefully in his home in Monterey on Jan. 21. He was born on March 27, 1919 in Ripon and raised in neighboring Escalon.

As a young man he moved to the San Francisco Bay area to attend Pharmacy School at U.C. Berkeley (now U.C.S.F.). At Cal, he met Sally to whom he was married for 61 years.

Mr. Anderson served in the Army in World War II. He was assigned as a pharmacist on a hospital train stationed in Paris.

He and his wife owned two pharmacies, Anderson's Pharmacy on Grand Avenue in Oakland, and later, Granada Pharmacy in Livermore. They made their homes in Oakland, Lafayette, and Livermore before retiring to Monterey County to be close to their children and grandchildren.

Mr. Anderson treasured his time with those he loved. He enjoyed traveling, reading, corresponding with family and friends, golfing, and rooting on his favorite teams.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Bob Nielsen of Carmel Valley; his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Linda Anderson of Felton; his grandchildren, Sarah and Andrew Nielsen; his sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Marvin Schmidt of Escalon, and their children and grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sally in 2005.

A service in his memory will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, Dolores and 9th, Carmel, on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Feb. 17, 2010