George L. Anderson

November 11, 1935 - May 10, 2022 West Grove, PA | Age 86 Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend.

George L. Anderson, age 86, of West Grove died Tuesday May 10, 2022 after a sudden 3 week decline. George was the husband of Barbara Massey Anderson, who passed in 2007, a few months after celebrating their 50th anniversary.

George was born in West Chester, son of the late Lawrence Anderson and Frances Anderson Crossan. At age 6 he joined his older twin brothers at Girard College, a boarding school in Philadelphia for fatherless boys, and received his early education graduating in 1953. He then attended Goldey Beacom College and received a degree in Business. In 1956 George went to work as an accountant at the DuPont Company in downtown Wilmington and retired after 36 years. He then worked locally for the U S Post Office for a while followed by several years of driving a school van for the DuVall Bus Company. George fully retired when he was in his mid 70s.

Dad loved to travel with Mom, play pinochle and dominoes. He read the newspaper daily, every word, from front to back. Dad was always up for a quick (sometimes not so quick) trip to a casino, with Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut being his favorite. The Phillies and Eagles have lost an avid fan.

George always lived in and loved the town of West Grove. He was a borough councilman for 12 years in the 70s and 80s. The family attended the West Grove Methodist Church where George served on various committees, but his true dedication and commitment was with the West Grove Volunteer Fire Company. He joined the fire company at age 17. He was an active firefighter and answered hundreds of ambulance calls with wife Barbara. George served as President in 1974, 1975, 1985, Vice President in 1981 and was the Secretary from 1969 to 1973. He was the department Treasurer a total of 20 years in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Dad’s last service until just a few years ago was a daily visit to the station to drop off and sort the mail. He enjoyed every day of his fire company life.

George is survived by son Donald Anderson and Fred Phillips of Paradise PA, daughter Donna Shaub and husband Tim of West Grove, and daughter Sharon Camp and husband Trent of Hockessin, DE. Pop Pop was very proud of and enjoyed time spent with grandchildren Jessica Shaub Jones, Rebecca and Phil Miranda, Lauren and Bryce Gates, Anderson and Annabelle Camp, and great grandchildren who made him very happy, Owen Massey Jones, Sloane Miranda and newborn Paige Miranda who he did not get to meet in person but saw her in lots of pictures. Great grandson Baby Boy Gates is due to arrive in July.

George’s twin sister Judy Peters (the late Jerry) lives in St Augustine FL, brother Robert and wife Carol The Woodlands TX, and sister-in-law Ruth Anderson Kennett Square Pa. He was Uncle George to three generations of nieces and nephews.

In addition to Barbara and his parents, George was predeceased by father and mother-in-law Sumner and Dorothy Massey, brother John on May 10, 2021, great grandson Finn Miranda, and his “other son” Peter Grossweiler.

We love you Dad. You will be missed by your family, your fire company family, your many friends, and the community.

A memorial service for George Anderson will be held at Foulk Funeral Home at 200 Rosehill Road in West Grove on Tuesday May 17 at 7:00 p.m. A time of visitation with the family will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Memorial donations can be made to West Grove Fire Company at P.O. Box 201, West Grove PA, 19390.

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Memorial Donations

West Grove Fire Company

P.O. Box 201
West Grove PA, 19390.



May 17, 2022 5:00-7:00 Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA

Memorial Service

May 17, 2022 7:00 Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA


Burial will be private.


  1. Donnie, Donna, Sharon: I was shocked and saddened to hear of your father’s passing. Growing up across the street from your family we would see George or Barbara almost every day. I don’t recall ever seeing your dad without a smile on his face. The legacy of service and dedication to West Grove and the surrounding area will last forever. Take comfort in all the wonderful times and memories you had with him.

    Joey Sushinski | May 20, 2022 at 7:54 AM
  2. Donnie, Donna and family,
    I just learned of the passing of your dad and wanted you to know I am so sorry for your loss. Mr Anderson was one of the kindest people I have known. One thanksgiving night your parents drove an ambulance with a transfer from jennersville to Hershey medical center in the worst fog ever! I, along with a physician, rode in the back. They were amazing….calm and steady the whole way. It was so comforting to have them there for the situation was tense. Needless to say, we made it!!!
    Both of your parents were an important part of my childhood and the community. He will be missed, as is your mother. Prayers to your family.

    Linda (Bryan) Wilkinson

    Linda Bryan Wilkinson | May 19, 2022 at 5:05 PM
  3. Donnie and Family
    We just heard of your fathers death and so sorry for all you.
    He was such a nice man and we always enjoyed talking to him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as we know he will be missed.
    Sandy and Ed Kavanagh

    Sandy Kavanagh | May 17, 2022 at 7:12 PM
  4. Donna and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing! Your parents have always had a big presence in the community! Peace to your family!

    Bob Mitchell

    Bob Mitchell | May 16, 2022 at 1:35 PM
  5. I was so sorry to hear of George’s loss…and what a loss it is. I will miss seeing and talking to him on Sundays at church.

    margee michaels | May 15, 2022 at 2:07 PM
  6. George was a great guy and left behind a wonderful legacy of Service to his Community. He was another of the long time locals who shaped the history of this end of the County.
    Russ and Kathy

    Kilmer | May 14, 2022 at 9:56 PM
  7. I am so sorry for your loss. George was such a nice and friendly man. He did so much for West Grove and will be greatly missed.

    Bonnie D'Antonio | May 14, 2022 at 12:26 PM
  8. Such a wonderful man that was friends with my Grandparents. He will be missed. Prayers to the entire family. My thoughts are with you at this time. God Bless.

    Jenny Kent Hunnell

    Jennifer L Hunnell | May 14, 2022 at 2:56 AM
  9. I have never met a person so kind that I honestly never heard raise his voice! Although he was our first cousin by marriage, we called him Uncle George when we were kids. Loved this man all
    our lives and he was so attentive to our Mom, his Aunt Marie even after Bobbie passed. George was always sincerely interested in what we were doing in school or sports. RIP to a great man! This world is going to miss you George!

    Micky and Donna Johnson | May 13, 2022 at 2:41 PM
  10. Donna, Very sorry hearing of your fathers passing.
    Be at peace knowing he is back home with your mom in heaven.

    Michael Co nner | May 13, 2022 at 2:12 PM
  11. I am so sorry to hear this.

    Jean Moroney Bryan | May 13, 2022 at 12:52 PM
  12. George was truly one of the kindest, gentlest people on this earth. His loss is a huge one for his family, friends and the community at large. Love, light and peace to all of you as you grieve this missing piece to your family puzzle. 💔
    Love you all,

    Cheryl Haley | May 13, 2022 at 11:18 AM
  13. Pop Pop George was a true gem and loved by so many. My condolences and love to you all. He and dad are running the fire company in heaven and Gram Anderson and my mom are running the auxiliary. Well let me rephrase that, Barb is running the auxiliary and mom is her helper. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jill and Brian | May 13, 2022 at 11:07 AM
  14. r i p george

    richard saverioni | May 13, 2022 at 10:51 AM

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