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“Sharon and family,Our deepest sorrow at the passing of Robert. We are holding the Anderson family in our hearts and prayers. May Robert rest in peace. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: June Booth - Slidell, LA - Friend

“Sharon and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Robert's passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: June and William Booth - Slidell, LA

“Sharon, my heart goes out to you. I know how many years you have given such loving care to your husband. You are surely in my prayers.Sheri Brewer ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sheri Brewer - River Ridge, LA

“My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, and may our Lord Jesus...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Farewell, cousin Robert. The times we spent together are memorable and I only wish that there were more of them. We always had a close friendship for...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Will Devereux - Austin, TX

“With sympathy at this difficult time allow peace filled memories of Robert to warm your heart, 2nd Thessalonians 3:16 "Now may the Lord of peace...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Hines - IL

“My deepest condolences to the family.May the God of unconditional love,console your grieving heart duringthe loss of your dear beloved one.During the...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“May your family have peace and comfort in knowing it has been promised sickness pain and death will one day be no more. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Anderson family, I am sadden by the loss of Robert. What can I say about him. He was My partner on the police force, my mentor and most of all...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Ralph Pacaccio - Destrehan, LA

“I am so sorry for your loss.Robert and I had so many good times when I drove for him . A great guy with an amazing sense of humor,I could fill a...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Larry Brown - Norman, OK

“To the Anderson family, you have my deepest condolences. I hope knowing that you're in the thoughts and prayers of many bring a measure of comfort....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Renee


Robert Edward Anderson passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 after a long illness. He was
70 years old. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Robert was a life-long resident of New Orleans and Metairie,
Louisiana. He attended St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, MS and the University of New Orleans.
Robert had a keen diverse, interest in a variety of subjects and had careers in K-9 law
enforcement, charter fishing and auto racing. In 1970, he was the NHRA Top Fuel World
Champion in drag racing. Robert was known in drag racing circles as the "The Sunshine Super
Duck" and his car was featured prominently in magazines and on a bubble-gum card.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Fernandez Anderson, daughter, Evelynn Anderson Lugo, son
Gus Anderson and Laura Ashley, brother-in-laws Wayne and Rick Fernandez "Coach", son-inlaw
George Lugo, grandsons Matthew and Alex Lugo, and the beloved extended Davis Family:
Heidi and Jerome, Baron and Lindsey, Wendy and Paul, Luke and Danielle. He is preceded in
death by his mother, Dr. Carolynn Talley Anderson, M.D., father, Gus Anderson, M.D., motherin-
law, Frances Fernandez, daughter, Susie Anderson Angeron, and brother-in-law Earl
Fernandez.

The family would like to thank Dr. Lois Milander, M.D. and Henry Pretus, M.D. of East Jefferson
General Hospital, and the compassionate people of Passages Hospice and the Sanctuary for
their care and support.

He will be buried at a private family service at Harry McKneely & Son in Hammond, Louisiana.