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Edward Harold Andersen

December 11, 1930 ~ September 23, 2020 (age 89)

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Edward "Eddie" Harold Andersen, 89, of Mt. Lebanon (Pittsburgh), PA, formerly of Georgetown, SC, Washington, DC, Owatonna, MN, and Chicago, IL, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA due to complications from chronic conditions. Ed was the beloved husband of the late Valerie Carol (Svensson) Andersen for 52 years; son of the late Lucille Jane (Zebroski) Andersen; father of Jane Dorothy (Moore) Czernik, of New Bern, NC and Linda Elaine Andersen, of Mt. Lebanon, PA, with whom he made his home with for many years; and grandfather of Matthew and Axl Moore, of Georgetown, SC. He is also survived by several great-grandchildren; and his faithful yellow Labradors, Emma and Major, among many previous pets, most notably his very special black Lab, Toots. After graduating from St. Bede's Academy (high school) in Peru, IL, Ed attended St. Benedict's College in Atchison, Kansas on a football scholarship, but after 1 year sustained a knee injury and enlisted into the US Air Force. He served 4 years, from 1951 - 1955, stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska and Maine as a clerk typist during the Korean War. He then finished his Bachelor of Business Administration at St. Benedict's College in 1958, under the GI Bill. His lifelong career was as a bank examiner with the FDIC until he retired in 1986. He enjoyed retirement by relaxing with golf and poker, among other things, and was known to say "Life is supposed to be easy.".  He was an unwaveringly devoted, loyal, faithful, supportive, and loving husband and father. He will be greatly missed and forever loved. Private services were held. Arrangements were by George Irvin Green Funeral Home, Inc., Munhall, PA. Family suggests donations be made to Humane Animal Rescue 6926 Hamilton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

 

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