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Michael S. Anderson

April 16, 1959 — November 22, 2021

Michael S. Anderson, 62, of Kingston, completed his life journey to return to his Lord when he passed away peacefully from non-COVID-related pneumonia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on November 22, 2021. His husband, Ed Mitchell, was at the side of his beloved Michael to support his return to his Heavenly home.

Born April 16, 1959 in Berwick, the son of Camille and Stewart Anderson, he graduated from Berwick High School in 1977. He played drums in the school band, boosting the highly successful Berwick Bulldogs with his usual enthusiasm. He also participated in several sports and school activities.

Upon graduation, Michael joined the military and served in the Navy and Air Force, defending the United States of America on several ships and other military bases around the world for four years.

He returned to Berwick and worked in several businesses owned by his loving parents.

A move to Wilkes-Barre opened a new chapter in his exciting life. He worked as a salesman at several businesses before founding and owning his highly successful Magic Cleaning Company with many clients throughout the region.

In addition to "Eddie", his loving partner for thirty-seven years and husband for the past three and a half years, Michael is also survived by his parents, Camille and Stew of Berwick; a sister, Karen and her husband Jeffery May of Berwick; and a sister Tracy Anderson Sink of Enola, PA; nephews Jeffery, Eric, and Ryan May; and a niece, Chanell Monroe.

Michael had many friends in many places in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and among those he met on vacations and travels which he thoroughly enjoyed. He particularly loved taking trips on cruise ships.

He played golf, was an expert gardener, enjoyed singing karaoke, which he did exceptionally well while knowing from memory the lyrics of hundreds of songs. He rooted for the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Steelers and was an avid viewer of news, movies - especially Westerns, game shows, and late-night TV. He was devoted to his pet cat, Tigger, who he raised from birth.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's, 142 South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, on Monday from 5 to 7 PM and Tuesday from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. A Mass celebrating his life will follow at 10:15 AM in the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola, 339 North Maple Ave, Kingston. Masks are requested to be worn at all services.

His empathy for needy people and those on the margins of life led him to request that instead of flowers, people honor his memory with gifts to the CEO Weinberg Regional Food Bank, 165 Amber Lane, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702:

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

8:30 - 9:30 am (Eastern time)

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Starts at 10:15 am (Eastern time)

Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola

335 North Maple Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704

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