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Paul Anders 1

In Loving Memory

Anders, Paul Bernard

December 16, 1934 - June 15, 2024

Paul was born in St. Louis to Percy and Agnes Anders on December 16, 1934, and passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2024, while being cared for at deGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis.  Beloved husband of the late Alice Anders (nee Kopetzky) and the late Joan Brown.  Dear father of Lynda (Brian) Hoffman, Leann (Jim) Erhardt, Larry (Celeste) Anders and Lance (Jennifer) Anders.  Dear grandfather of Ashley, Tiffany, Blake, Aiden and Mackenzie.  Dear great grandfather of Ayla, Sawyer, and Valentin.

Paul was a teacher, coach and mentor to many students and players at Florissant Valley Community College for over 34 years.  He loved sports and playing cards with friends and family.

SERVICES:  Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel (10151 Gravois Road Affton, Missouri 63123) on Saturday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. until funeral service time at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Sunset Cemetery.  Contributions to Catholic Charities appreciated.


10 thoughts on “Anders, Paul Bernard”

  1. Condolences to all family and friends. Paul became our good friend as soon as he moved into Cedarhurst. We miss him so much .
    As always,
    Dick and DeeDee ❤️

  2. Lynda, Leann, Larry and Lance:
    My sincere condolences to you and your families. In life, all should have mentors to help them navigate life’s journey. I was blessed to have ‘Coach’ in my life as one of those life mentors. The stories / lessons observed and learned both on and off the basketball court have and will stay with me my entire life.
    If the measure of one’s life is the positive impact made on other’s, then ‘Coach’ should be graded A+!!
    God’s Blessings and Comfort.
    Eric Hoemeyer

  3. Paul was one my first resident friends when I started at Cedarhurst.

    We talked daily, currents events to corny jokes. He was the master at corny jokes.

    He will be missed by all his friends at Cedarhurst.

    Rest in peace Paul.

  4. Leann and family,
    MayGod’s peace and everlasting love be with all of you as you share memories and prepare for Saturdays celebration of life service. Visualize the great reunion he shall receive from loved ones gone before him as you all grieve his passing on earth.
    May your tears keep you strong as you work as a family to stay together to keep your parents spirit alive.
    Prayers and Blessings,
    Bob and Ronda Fowler

  5. To all who loved Paul as much as we did and still do,
    Our step family quickly came to learn what a great man Paul was and added” What would Paul do??” to the much used phrase by Christians” What would Jesus do??”
    His optimism and playfulness was always a joy to be a victim of. Any future viewing of March Madness will be tear- filled when thinking of the many hours we spent together jousting over our picks !! Is love of family and compassion to all others was an inspiration to behold.. His love will be missed, but always remembered.

    Ken and Sue Brown

  6. So sorry for your loss. Paul was a role model to all. A very kind, funny upstanding teacher in the fitness room at Florissant Valley. He always spoke highly of his family. Many stories of family vacations and his joy when his family was all together. Peace to the whole family.

  7. Paul will be missed. He entered our lives when he married our (mother) Joan Brown and we all came to love and respect Paul. My two boys were young and they came to know him as Grandpa Paul. We knew him as our Bonus Dad. He was full of love and kindness and he took great care of Joan when she became ill. We loved having him in our family and he will always serve as a shining example of kindness and grace for all of us. He will be missed.

  8. Lynda, Leann, Larry & Lance,
    Thinking back on the days at Flo Valley, your father was well respected. He mentor many a young man during his career as an instructor and Coach. I can remember the last time I saw your father at the outlet mall! Of all places. He still had his infectious smile.
    So during this time I am wishing you strength in the days ahead.


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