Anderson, Albert Severin, 89, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the home of his son, Timothy, in Redding, CT, having previously resided in Greenville, SC for 43 years. Born July 29, 1929 in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late Albert Sigfred and Deborah (Didriksen) Anderson of Fairfield, CT. Al is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Anne D. Anderson, and two sons, Christopher B. Anderson (Susan) of Barrington, R.I., and Timothy A. Anderson (Nancy) of Redding, CT, and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his three sisters (Barbara Guptil, Marsha Ford, and Priscilla Hall) and youngest son, Paul H. Anderson.
Al graduated from the Mount Hermon School (Gill, Massachusetts), Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), and New York Medical College (New York, NY), specializing in allergy. After interning at the University of Michigan Hospital (Ann Arbor, MI), he served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME. In 1963, Al moved to Barrington, RI to establish his medical practice in Providence where he became very active in local and state civic affairs. In the 1970s, he became professor of biology and zoology and was the school physician at the former Shelton College, Cape May, NJ before moving to Greenville, SC to establish his four-decade medical practice from which he retired in 2012.
In 1966, after coming into a deeply personal spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ, Al became a dedicated proponent of Creationism, helping to pioneer the Creationist movement in the United States. He traveled widely to schools and conventions giving lectures, and publishing articles demonstrating the compatibility of science with the biblical account of the creation. He served for many years as Eastern Vice President of the Bible-Science Association and maintained the extensive Bible-Science Library from his Taylors, SC medical office. Establishing the Creation Health Foundation, Al adapted modern medical practice to holistic approaches grounded in the Creationist model, becoming a lifelong advocate of natural medicine. He also served as a 40 year member and elder at Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC.
A memorial service for Al will be held Monday, June 10, at 12 p.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Road, Trumbull, followed by a committal service at Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pepperell Christian Academy, PO Box 679, Pepperell, MA 01463, where Al's Bible-Science library is being recreated and his work will be memorialized and further developed.
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