Philip Doyle Anderson
loving friends and family and under the care of Hospice, Philip
Doyle Anderson passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at his home in The
Villages, Florida. He was 69. A long time resident of Liverpool, N.Y.
"Phil" was born in Yonkers, New York and spent formative years in
Baltimore, Grand Island, and New York City. After graduating from his
beloved Fordham University in 1960, he married and spent nearly 48
years with the love of his life and forever partner Susan (Welden)
Anderson. Together, they raised five children who survive him; Andrew M.
Anderson II (spouse Anne Kohlbrenner), Kristopher W. Anderson (spouse
Maria Lowther), Damon FX Anderson (spouse Aileen Hollis), Jenifer
Anderson Smith (spouse Andre Raphel Smith), and Jonathon G. Anderson (spouse Maura Malloy). Phil and Sue have 15 grandchildren who are the
source of great pride and joy.
Philip was a life long entrepreneur, and founded several companies
including Anderson Metals Company, Empire Trading Company, and most
recently Cocard Anderson Properties, all based in Syracuse. Mr. Anderson's
business ventures led him to world travel including China and Russia. He
traveled to China well over 30 times in the early-mid 1980's. He was
instrumental in the formation of the sisters cities agreement between
Syracuse and the city of Fouzhou, China.
Mr. Anderson was elected town councilman for the Town of Clay in the
early 70's as part of the "New Clay Republicans." He later became a
trusted adviser to several politicians City, County, and Federal elected
officials such as presidential hopeful Jack Kemp.
Philip served on several community and civic boards, including the Boy
Scouts of America, Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, The Syracuse Symphony,
The Syracuse Opera Company (chairman). Syracuse Research Corporation
(chairman), The Empire Traders and The Small Business Association.
His work as a member of The National Small Business Council, and the
Small Business Administration led him to testify on behalf of small
business in front of the United States Congress on three occasions.
Subsequently, he met and shook the hand of President Jimmy Carter on the
White House lawn.
Philip was a communicant of Christ the King Catholic Church and was one
of its original council members. He was a member of the Knights of
One of his most recent and greatest passions was his work with the
Interfaith Council in areas promoting diversity and the "Community Wide
Dialogue to End Racism". He was instrumental in setting up and growing
its unique jail based efforts.
As captain of the Merrimaker, he enjoyed boating and fishing on the St.
Lawrence River, he was an avid fan of the Syracuse Orange, he loved
golf, and was an excellent chef.
Philip D. Anderson was predeceased by his parents Andrew M. and Virginia
Doyle, and two brothers, Gregory D., and Donald D. Anderson. He is also
survived by his pal and brother Alan D. Anderson, of Morristown New
Jersey and his beloved sister Doris D. Condara of Houston Texas, as well
as almost 40 adoring nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours are as follows:
6 - 9 pm, Mon, Nov 24
Maurer Funeral Home
3541 Route 31
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
There will be a funeral mass at 12:30 pm Christ the King Church, Tues,
21 Cherry Tree Cir
Liverpool, NY 13090
In lieu of flowers the family asks that tax deductible donations may be
made to InterFaith Works of CNY
Memo: CWD to End Racism /Mr. Philip Doyle Anderson.