Clayton Edward Anderson
December 5, 1927 to November 16, 2017
Clayton E. (Bud) Anderson, formerly of Berne, NY; Winter Bay, PEI; Boise, Idaho; and Boca Raton, FL, was called home to GLORY on November 16, 2017, just 19 days shy of his 90th birthday. Bud was born in Waterbury, Connecticut to G. Edward and Myrtle (Elsdon) Anderson on December 5, 1927. He was a graduate of Naugatuck High School (1944), Boston University (1952), and Union College (Masters of Education 1955), and he served with the United States Navy (1946-47). Clayton was a teacher by profession. He taught at Frisbie Elementary School (Wolcott, CT), Shenendehowa High School (NY), and overseas with the US Air Force in Britain and France (1956-60). After 29 years with Niskayuna High School (NY), Mr. Anderson finished his teaching career as Department Chair of the Social Studies Department in 1989.
Bud was always an avid walker and lover of nature. In Berne, a five-acre plot provided opportunities to tap maple trees, garden, split wood, as well as, raise goats, steers, pigs, and chickens. He had a knack for writing, story telling, photography, drawing, and painting. He loved to read and enchanted us all, quoting from Robert Service by the cottage firelight. He was especially fond of the Dodgers, the Waltons, the breathtaking Prince Edward Island shoreline, and homemade bread fresh from the oven.
Bud was the faithful husband of 60 years to his devoted wife Phyllis Doreen (Colsell); a loving father to Jan, John (Catherine), and Jeffrey (Darcy) Anderson; a very dear Grampa to Francine Toupin (Maxime Hémond), Zoë Toupin, Samuel (Chantel), Olivia, Hannah, Noah, and Lucy Anderson; an ecstatic Great-Grampa to Chloé Hémond; and a beloved uncle Bud to Esther (Thom) Fiorini, Peter (Connie) Loescher, Ruthie (Michael) Ireland, Tim (Christa) Loescher, David (Yenni) Pollitt, and Chris Pollitt (Michelle Houle ). He was preceded into glory by his dearly loved sister Nancy Loescher (Ron), treasured niece Sharon Pollitt and favorite sister-in-law Eleanor (Colsell) Pollitt (Ed).
Bud will be remembered as a man who loved the Lord with all his heart. In little matters and big, he served God faithfully, driven by the passion of reaching a lost world for Christ. Over the years, he was actively involved with the following organizations: the Albany City Mission, Camp Berea, Bellevue Gospel Chapel, and Charlottetown Bible Chapel. He labored in missions along with his wife Phyl in Yaroslav, Russia after his retirement from teaching. His message of God’s love was an inspiration to many around the globe. Though he will be dearly missed, we rejoice in knowing that he is now in the presence of his Savior.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mission Aviation Fellowship International maf.org/donate.