Mass of Christian Burial for Arthur A. “Tripp” Anderson, 62, Lawrence will be held 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2010, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. He died Tuesday, April 06, 2010, at home.
He was born January 21, 1948, in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of Lowry F. Anderson and Wanda (Johnson) Anderson.
Mr. Anderson graduated from Lawrence High School in 1966, and from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and later an M.A. in Classics in 1971. He graduated from the University of the Kansas School of Law in 1986.
He taught school in Paola, Kansas and Kapaun High School in Wichita, Kansas. He then becamce a corporate and tax attorney, and worked in the 1040 New Hampshire Old English Lutheran Church law offices which he helped his family to preserve and manage. He was involved in setting up the Laura Kriz and Libuse Fiorito Charitable Foundations, which eventually funded the renovation and now manages the Castle Tea Room in Lawrence. He has also been instrumental in the formation of several other local trusts and foundations. He was a frequent adviser to the Lawrence Preservation Alliance, served on the Horizon 2020 Lawrence City Planning Committee, and was involved in preserving the Union Depot.
He was an Eagle Scout and an active member of the Boy Scouts of America in Lawrence, serving as a Cub Master of Pack 3053, a Camp Bromelsick Foundation Committee board member, a former Unit Commissioner for Troop 59 and Pack 3053. He was a Member at Large for Pelathe District Committee, and held the Scouter’s Key, Commissioner’s Arrowhead Honor, and the District Award of Merit. He was a member of the Kansas and Douglas County Bar Associations.
He married Mary Stanford on August 7, 1980 in Fontgombault, France. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his father, Lowry F. “Andy” Anderson, of Lawrence; two sons, John Clement Anderson, living in Pescara, Italy, and Alexander Stanford Anderson, studying in Rome; one brother, Lowry F. “Andy” Anderson, Jr., of Overland Park, Kansas; one sister, Rebecca Sue Anderson, Jouques, France. He was preceded in death by his mother.
The family will greet friends from 5 – 6:30 p.m., Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m., Thursday.
The family suggests memorials in his name to Camp Bromelsick Foundation and may be sent in care of the mortuary.