Richard Anderson Obituary, Death – Richard Patrick Anderson December 11, 2022 Richard Patrick Anderson, a resident of Syracuse, New York, fought cancer valiantly for a number of years before passing away on December 11 at the age of 59. Originally from Syracuse, New York, he was the offspring of Richard Farrell Anderson and Mary Alice Driscoll Anderson. In 2010, Dick’s father passed away, having been predeceased by his son. Survived by his wife of 39 years.
Dottie Jacobson Anderson; six children Tom (Devon), Mike, Rich, Brian, Bobby, and Katie; and two granddaughters, Addie and Ben. He is also survived by his parents. He doted on his forty nieces and nephews like no other uncle could. Survived by four siblings, all of whom reside in Syracuse: Robert, Julie, Bill (Susan), and Tom (Annie). Dick received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University after completing his studies at Christian Brothers Academy and Clarkson University, respectively.
Later, he joined the construction company that his father owned, Vector Construction, and has held the presidency of the company continuously since 1995. The efforts of everyone he worked with were always acknowledged, and he kept things light with his wonderful sense of humor. He will be remembered as a business leader who put “people first” in his company, and this trait will go on in his legacy. Dick had a deep appreciation for both his huge family and his extensive network of acquaintances.
His passions were straightforward: a round of golf, a camping trip to Oxbow, his weekly card night with the boys (affectionately known as “The Prayer Group”), rooting for Syracuse University athletics, and attending the Big East Basketball Tournament in New York City. He was always up for a delicious meal, no matter where he was or what he was eating, whether it was pizza at Twin Trees, his go-to dishes at Pastabilities, or a pastrami sandwich from Sarge’s Deli in New York City. Every encounter and conversation benefited from his buoyant energy and hilarious sense of humor, which he brought with him.