Stephen Andersen

10 July 1945 - 11 September 2011

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After fighting for more than five years against pancreatic cancer, Steve Andersen, 66, of Vineland, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, surrounded by his family. He struggled so hard to stay alive for his family that he loved so much, his children, Stevie and Sheri, and his wife, Gloria. Steve enlisted and served in the Navy for four years before receiving his associate's degree from Cumberland County College. He then had a successful career as a correction officer at Midstate Correctional Facility where he retired as a lieutenant. But his greatest success was his love for his family and how he cared for them. 

He is survived by his wife, Gloria J Andersen, Vineland, NJ; son, Stevie Andersen; daughter, Sheri Andersen; parents, Art & June Andersen; sister & brother-in-law, Pam & Chuck Nolen, NC; sister, Valerie Andersen, NV; brother, Robert Saunders, AL; father-in-law, Michael Reale Sr.; sister-in-law, Trish Reale; brother-in-law & wife, Michael & Robyn Reale Jr. Steve is predeceased by his mother, Ann (Cooke) Andersen; his brother, Craig Andersen; and his mother-in-law, Concetta Reale.

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Gary Gentilini 3 years ago
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you rest in peace my friend and I look forward to being with you again someday!

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Felicia DeAngelis 3 years ago
Dear Steve, How will I remember you? As someone I miss - a man of enduring courage and grace. A determined man of single purpose and dedication, to live for your family and provide for them with never-ending love and care. I will remember you as an uncomplicated person: straight-forward and fairminded. You were funny and at times challenging. You loved watching action movies and sports: Go Eagles! Go Phillies! Sink that putt! You and Stevie sitting side-by-side, cheering them on to "Go!" "Win!" "You can do it" I will remember cheering for you, along with all those who loved you. All of us cheering for you the same way: "Go Steve!" "Your looking good!" "Your doing great!" And you quietly without complaint battled the dreaded illness. You astonished us with your humble strength to overcome and be victorius for 6 hard fought years. I will remember you alongside Gloria, the two of you always working together to make things right. I will remember you, a father shining like the White Knight when called upon to help your daughter, proud to be Sheri's dad. I will remember you as a dear friend and brother-in-law to me and Trish. I will remember you as Gloria's beloved husband. I will remember you as Stevie's daddy and Sheri's father - A proud and loving family man. And for your courage, heart, and commitment to those who love you, I will forever remember you, Steve, as a Hero to us all. Love, Felicia

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Cindy Shutter 3 years ago
DEAR GLORIA, I WILL CHERISH ALL THE MEMORIES OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THROUGH ALL THE YEARS OF DANCE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. MY SISTER, KATHY FRANKS KEENEY SENDS HER PRAYERS ALSO.

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Brandon Lattimer 3 years ago
Great man he will be missed.

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