Craig T. "Mr. Happy" Anderson, 54, of Mayfield, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at home.
Born September 10, 1959, in Medina, New York, he was the son of the late Frederic and Carol Ruger Anderson.
Craig was a 1977 graduate of Mayfield High School and attended Technical School in Ohio. Craig worked at Perham Electric in Mayfield as an electrician for many years until he joined the IBEW Local 236 in 1993. He was also a member of the Bleecker Fish and Game Club.
Craig spent many years with family and friends enjoying the family camp on Mountain Lake. He enjoyed hunting with his father and brother over the years. He could answer any Jeopardy question with the knowledge he acquired from his enjoyment of reading books of many genres. He will always be remembered for his love of crossword puzzles and when it came to the game of Trivial Pursuit, he was the man to have on your team. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He enjoyed spending quiet time playing Cribbage and was always quick to lend his time and his electrical expertise to his family and friends.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 26 years, Connie (Roller) Anderson; son, Josh of Mayfield; daughter, Jamie of Franklin, MA; brother, Eric Anderson (Liz) of Amsterdam; sister, Susan (Anderson) Frasier of Gloversville; and uncle, John Anderson (Maureen) of Medina, NY. Craig is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Craig was predeceased by his brother, Scott; and his canine companion, JJ.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville. A visitation to which relatives and friends are invited will take place from 4 p.m. until time of the service on Thursday. Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematorium in Schenectady following services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Craig's memory to the Mayfield Fire Department.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville. Online condolences are available at www.brbsfuneral.com.