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March 29, 2013

The Rev. Stephen A. Anderson

CONNEAUT LAKE — The Rev. Stephen A. Anderson, pastor of Our Lady Queen of the Americas Parish, Conneaut Lake, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.

Father Anderson was born in Erie on Sept. 25, 1953, a son of Albert Leroy and Dolores Jean Gahr Anderson.

He attended Sacred Heart Elementary School, Erie, Divine Word Seminary, Girard, and Saint Mark High School Seminary. He graduated from Gannon College (University) in 1975 with a bachelor of arts degree in German and later, in 1989, with a master’s degree in English. Seminary studies were completed at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, N.Y., where he received a master of divinity degree. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 4, 1979, at Saint Peter Cathedral in Erie by the Most Rev. Alfred M. Watson.

Following ordination, he was assigned in June 1979 as parochial vicar at Saint Callistus Parish, Kane, and in 1980 as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Erie. In July 1984, he was assigned to the faculty of Elk County Catholic High School where he taught German, English and theology. Subsequent appointments included chaplaincy ministry at Mercyhurst Preparatory School and Gannon College (1988 to 1991) and Mercyhurst College (1988 to 1998) where he also served as a member of the faculty. In 1998, he was appointed pastor of Our Lady Queen of the Americas where he served until his death.

Father Steve was pre-deceased by his parents; a sister, Mary Ellen Anderson; and a brother, Philip.

He is survived by a sister, Suzanne (Jim) Hudson of Erie, and a brother, Paul (Shirley), of Birmingham, Ala.; an aunt, Sally Borland; a sister-in-law, Yevet Anderson; a niece, Jamie Hudson; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Gabriel.

Visitation will be at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church, 155 S. Ninth St., Conneaut Lake, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. A vigil service will be celebrated Monday evening at 8 p.m. with the Very Rev. David L. Poulson, dean of the Meadville Deanery, presiding.

The Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church.

Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Erie.

Donations can be made in Father Steve’s name to Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal of Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake, Ohio, monreal.com; and Rocco R. Tedesco III of Dickson Funeral Home, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake, hatheway-tedesco.com.

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