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Karl A. Anderson

Obituary for Karl A. Anderson

July 24, 1939 - March 3, 2019
North Royalton, Ohio | Age 79

Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather


Karl A. Anderson, age 79 of North Royalton. Peacefully passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. Beloved husband of 15 years to Barbara Soza-Anderson. Loving father of Brian C. Anderson (Beverly) and devoted grandfather of Kimberly and Tyler Anderson; loving stepfather of Matt Soza (Debbie), Scott Soza (Barbie), Jon Soza (Madeline), and Joel Soza (Migdalia) and devoted step-grandfather of Daniel, Stephanie, Thomas, Corey (Jesse), Kylie (John), Jenna (Paul), Lauren (Justin), Austin, Ethan, Joseph, and Shari; great grandfather of Blake. Preceded in death by his brother Arthur M. Anderson (Carol, deceased). Karl was a vocational ed and industrial arts teacher for Polaris and the Parma City Schools for almost 30 years, also acting as football coach at Pleasant Valley Junior High and a track and basketball official at the high school level. A 1957 graduate of Lincoln High School, Karl lettered in football, baseball, and basketball and sang in the choir. He graduated from Bowling Green State University and was a member of the 1959 National Championship football team as well as the BGSU Football Hall of Fame. Karl was drafted by the Detroit Lions. For 20 years, he served as a Board member for PSE Credit Union. Karl enjoyed ushering at Jacobs Field and participating as a member of the Wahoo Club. He was involved with the Elks Club, Lincoln Ole Sports, and the BG Falcon Club. Memorial contributions may be made to The City Mission, 5310 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44103. Private services will be held. Rest in peace, my gentle giant. 440-842-4800

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    Cleveland, OH 44103

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