Anderson, John R. Age 39, passed away peacefully August 31, 2013 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Joliet, he graduated in 1992 from Joliet Catholic Academy as Valedictorian.John attended University of Miami, FLon a scholarship for his undergraduate work and on a full scholarship to the school of law from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate. He was named a member of the Order of the Coif, a prestigious honor for those in the law profession. Named one of the top attorneys in Florida in 2012, he was employed by the law firm of Berk, Merchant and Sims located in Miami, FL. Beloved son of Robert and Donna Anderson (nee McDermott) of Tamarac, FL. Cherished brother of Andrew Anderson of Orlando, FL. Loving uncle of Patrick and Ava Anderson also of Orlando, FL. Treasured nephew, cousin, co-worker and friend of many including his faithful four legged companion Molly. According to his wishes, cremation rites have taken place. Arrangements were made through the direction and care of Kraeer Funeral Home, Coral Springs, FL. A memorial mass will take place at a later date. Donations in his memory can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (jdrf.org).
Published in Herald News on Sept. 15, 2013