The family of Ralph Arthur Anderson is saddened to announce his sudden passing on September 5, 2022 surrounded by family. Mr. Anderson's career required a great deal of travel and he was on location in Charleston, SC when he fell ill and passed unexpectedly. Mr. Anderson was born in Ellington CT on August 11, 1959, leaving there at the age of 17 to serve with distinction in the US Navy as an Electrical Technician, eventually leading him to join the IBEW in Atlanta, GA where he became a Journeyman Electrician. Finding a new passion in life, he graduated with honors in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Health and Safety from George Meany National Labor College in Silver Springs, MD. Mr. Anderson had a great thirst for knowledge resulting in an extensive list of certifications in various fields for his career to include, but not limited to, OSHA inspection/trainer, industrial repair, disaster response for various flood, fire and remediation projects in his Field of Safety. Mr. Anderson felt very strongly about his team members going home to their families every day the same way they came into work.
Mr. Anderson had many interests and causes that he was passionate about. He was a member of the Krewe de Bienville for several years, a non-profit, civic Mardi Gras organization spreading the news of Mobile's Mardi Gras around the United States at various Carnivals in other cities. He and his wife Joan, until recently were avid motorcyclist with MobTown Riders, a group that hosted charitable events for Wilmer Hall Children's Home and participated in many other worthwhile causes along the Gulf Coast. Mr. Anderson loved to travel and most recently made several trips around the United States and abroad with the love of his life, Joan.
Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Richards. He is survived by his wife Joan Anderson, son Jeremy Andersson (Helena), two beautiful twin grandchildren Roman and Eleanor Andersson, stepdaughter Hartley Thomley (Hayley), stepson Everett Denney (Andrea Salinas), brother David Spielman (Beth), nephew Dane Spielman (Stephanie Thibault), sister Terry Spielman, niece Emily Thompson. He was also survived by cousins Lisa Luetjen, Lori Spielman (Kathy) and Don Daigle (Pam). He was loved very deeply by his family as well as by many friends and colleagues and will be remembered fondly by all.
August 11, 1959 - September 5, 2022
There will be a lakeside memorial service at Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery to celebrate his life on October 15th at 10:00 a.m. The procession of Mr. Anderson's ashes will begin in the parking lot of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on 6040 Three Notch Road in Mobile AL and the services will be held lakeside in the gardens to honor his life. Flower donations are to be sent to Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 6100 Three Notch Rd, Mobile AL 36619.