Gary Anderson, 63, of Chatham passed away unexpectedly on September 19th. He was the son of William R. and Edith (Bub) Anderson and beloved husband of Jo Ann Anderson.
Gary worked for the Chatham Police Department, Chatham Ford, Orleans Toyota and most recently for Seaview Property Management in Chatham.
Gary is survived by his wife Jo Ann, his children Kelly Reardon of Danvers and his son Scott Anderson of Highlands Ranch, Colo. His son-in-law Travis Reardon and daughter-in-law Sarah Anderson. His 3 beautiful grandchildren Jayden of Danvers and Zachary and Ashley of Colorado. He leaves behind his sisters Carol Dentone of Pennsylvania and Christine Brunette of Texas and his sister-in-law Janet Henderson of Rhode Island along with several nieces and nephews.
Gary was passionate about helping his community and loved the town of Chatham. He felt it was important to give back and spent many years volunteering in the community. He served on the Parks and Recreation Commission from 1994 - 2009 and held the position of Chairman for many years. During his tenure on the commission he worked to improve the recreation facilities including the Depot Road tennis courts, construction of Volunteer Park, and relocation of the skate park to the airport. He was also an integral part of creating the Chatham Community Center.
In recent years he continued his passion by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
In his spare time, Gary enjoyed working in his yard and keeping his lawn as close to golf course perfection as possible. He was a lifelong learner and loved the opportunity to creatively solve a problem. From simple construction projects to building a community center any task was an engaging challenge. Gary loved being out on the water in his boat fishing and water skiing. He had an innate ability to navigate over the bar in any condition. Above all his passion was putting his family first and spending time with his 3 grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 10 am on Saturday September 23rd at the First Congregational Church of Chatham, 650 Main Street, Chatham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod. www.habitatforhumanitycapecod.com
For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com