Robert R. Anderson, 84: Navy veteran, loved travel

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CAPE ELIZABETH — Robert “Bob” Renner Anderson, 84, of Cape Elizabeth, died  Nov. 25. Anderson was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Rochelle, Illinois, to Clarence Anderson and Hazel Renner Anderson. He attended local schools before attending the College of William and Mary. He then continued his education at Harvard Business School and New York University Sterns Business School.

In 1954, Anderson was commissioned into the Navy, where he served for three years aboard the aircraft carrier USS Leyte 32. He then worked as a security analyst at Anchor Corp in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Anderson moved to Maine in 1972, when he became employed in the trust department of Casco Bank.

In 1982, Anderson and his wife purchased World Travel in Portland, which they ran together for 18 years.

Anderson enjoyed traveling, and visited many places around the world. He was a longtime member and elder of the First Congregational Church in South Portland and a longstanding member of the Rotary Club of Portland.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Macaulay Anderson, of Cape Elizabeth; two sons, Russell and Larry; and two grandchildren, Emily and Ryan.

A Service of Resurrection was held Dec. 1, in the chapel at First Congregational Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME  04074, or First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road,  South Portland, ME  04106.