Obituary of David James Anderson
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David James Anderson MD, 64, of Cumberland Head passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of the North Country, after an eight-month course of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Malone on April 6, 1958 the son of Donald and Ann Anderson. David fondly recalled his childhood amongst loving sisters Beth, Sarah, and Dora. He fostered life-long interests in basketball and music, becoming a skilled trumpet player and guitarist, and later applying his basketball prowess to coaching alongside his youngest daughter. College summers were spent as a counselor at Camp Colby, which resulted in many wonderful memories (e.g. the advent of Captain Conservation) and important friendships. Though unconventional, David’s education in philosophy and religion from Rochester University served him well as he obtained a medical degree and opened his family practice. It was during his medical education at SUNY Upstate that he met Pam, and after realizing on a trip to Santorini that she was his life partner, asked her to marry him on graduation day. They completed their medical and surgical residencies at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia before moving back to the North Country to grow their family and practices in 1989. David was both brilliant and unassuming, quietly serving his community as the “president of everything”, as his kids fondly referred to him. He was a devoted and loving father of four, and partner to Pam. The life they built together, and innumerable lives he touched through his medicine, are his legacy. He did not only care for his patients, he cared for their families, and they sing his praises. These are the only accolades he ever desired. Left to cherish his memory is his “Big Fam”; his wife of 37 years, Pamela Reinhardt, as well as his children; Ian and his wife Taylor and daughter Audrey, with another daughter expected in June; Eliza and her husband Colin, with a son expected in June; Devon and his partner Rebekah; and Emily and her husband Joseph. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 2 to 4 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of David James Anderson MD may be made to The FitzPatrick Cancer Center at CVPH or the North Country Mission of Hope. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.
Visitation at Funeral Home
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Hamilton Funeral Home Inc.
294 Mannix Road
Peru, New York, United States
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