Frank Anderman, of Mountain Dale, NY passed away peacefully at his home on February 14, 2022 at the age of 98, surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born on February 1, 1924 to his loving parents Sam and Ester Anderman in Mountain Dale, NY where he grew up with his younger sister Pearl and brother Hesh.
As a young adult, Frank attended Mountain Dale High School and was involved with athletics. Upon graduation, he went to Lehigh University, worked in the machine shop, and when WWII broke out he enlisted in George Patton’s Army. After the war, he came home and worked in carpentry and in the family fruit business with his father. His sister Pearl introduced him to her friend Myrna, and the two were wed April 30, 1949. They shared 67 wonderful years together.
Frank loved to eat and enjoyed driving in his convertibles and antique cars to his favorite restaurants. He had a green thumb and enjoyed planting vegetables in multiple gardens and yielding productive harvests. Frank also took great pride in building the family oil business, driving his truck and schmoozing with his customers. Frank drove a truck and delivered oil until he was 85 years old and continued to work in the office until he officially retired in 2013 at the age of 89. Frank was an inspiration to everyone around him, and not only did his family enjoy spending time with him he was truly a staple of Mountain Dale. Visitors would always come to see him, appreciated his generosity and loved hearing his stories and jokes. Frank was also dedicated to the local temple and enjoyed bringing the community together to enjoy sumptuous meals around the holidays.
Frank is survived by his children: Eddie and his wife Sheila, granddaughter Sammie and her husband Josh, son Gary and his wife Cathy; granddaughters Ava and Meredith.
He was predeceased by his wife Myrna, brother Hesh, sister Pearl and son Chester. Family meant the world to him, and he loved being the patriarch and boss of the business and family.
A graveside service was held at Mountain Dale Hebrew Association in Glenwild, New York on February 16th at 2:30 with the full Honor Guard and Color Guard in attendance. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Frank’s memory to Yeshiva Zichron Mayir.
Arrangements under the care of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, NY. For additional information, contact the funeral home at 845-434-7363 or visit the funeral home website at www.colonialfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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