Peter "Pete" Anderson
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July 31, 1939 ~ August 6, 2015

Peter A. Anderson was born on July 31, 1939, in Hempstead, New York to Walter Anderson and Catherine (Byrne) Anderson, an Irish immigrant. He passed away peacefully at home in Vancouver, Washington on August 6, 2015.
Pete's lifelong work as a disability rights advocate, photographer, and peace and social justice activist, touched and made a difference in the lives of many.
Pete is survived by his wife, Mary; his sister, Catherine Avery; his faithful companion dogs, Cara and Noble Einstein; and many other family members and friends who loved and appreciated him.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents; and beloved aunts, Betty and Mary.
Private burial will be in the White Eagle Memorial Preserve in Goldendale, Washington.
Remembrances to Habit For Humanity.
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 8, 2015.
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September 7, 2015
Dear Peter,
May you rest in total peace and Holyness. You have been Blessed throughout your life on earth. Mary is the most wonderful person and adores you. Although you are not here physically please watch over her and guide her until she can be with you again one day. All my Love to you!
Barbara Zasowski
August 11, 2015
Pete was a close friend for 20 years. His life was all about Peace and Justice. He inspired us with his passion for doing what was right. And his inspiration lives on.
Mike & Chris Conroy
August 11, 2015
Everyone in the Peace & Justice community will remember Pete. He had a big heart full of compassion. Rest in Peace, dear Pete.
Angie Lindquist
August 11, 2015
Pete was an enthusiastic life long learner. I met him nearly 20 years ago when he took a class of mine excited about the possibilities of the Internet as it evolved into a populist tool. He cared about his community and made positive contributions to it. Positive vibrations and highest regards for all who miss him now.
Robert Hughes
August 10, 2015
radical progressive community just got smaller.will miss you calling me "brother", bro. thanks & peace!
den mark wichar
August 8, 2015
Finally sunset this journey. Enjoy the next journey even more
Harley-ED Rider
August 8, 2015
Dear Mary,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time in your life. May you find peace in the memories you hold close in your heart.
Patty & Tom
August 8, 2015
Dear Mary & Family
Our deepest condolences are with you. I will always remember Pete as a gentle man with a big heart who loved people and animals. He was
my Americorp Vista leader years ago. May he rest in peace . He will remain in our hearts forever.
Connie & Bob Brittain
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