Obituary of June Anderson
Mrs. June (Emrick) Anderson, 90, a resident of Rome Health, formerly of Whitesboro, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022, at Rome Health with her loving family by her side.
June was born in Parkersburg, WV, on October 27, 1932, the daughter of Anna (Grady) Emrick. She was raised and educated in Utica and was a 1951 graduate of Utica Free Academy. On July 17, 1953, June was united in marriage with Gordon R. Anderson, at Grace Church in Utica, a loving and devoted union of 66 years until Gordon’s death in 2019. At one time, June was employed with Mohawk Airlines in Oriskany, NY and for twenty-five years, with Alteri’s Restaurant in Clinton, NY. June was an avid gardener and golfer. She was a member of the Hidden Valley Women’s Golf League, a member of the Shamrock Golf and Country Club in Oriskany and was proud to have accomplished a hole-in-one.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by her four children, Susan (Robert) Suba of Palm Coast, FL, Christopher Anderson of Herkimer and Joy Rankins of Dolgeville, Jill (Jim) Pekarski, of Rome and Scott and Heather Anderson of Parrish, FL; four cherished grandchildren, Taylor (Giovanni) Care of CT, Michael Pekarski of PA, Paige Pekarski of Rome and Briana Anderson of MD; a brother-in-law, Frank Saporito of N. Utica as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Carlene Hall, Betty Curri and Nita Saporito and two brothers, Robert Emrick and Brice Emrick.
Visitation for family and friends is Friday, December 9, 2022, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 1517 Whitesboro St., Utica, followed by a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation. Those wishing to make a donation in June’s memory, please consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Mrs. Anderson’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Rome Health, especially the nurses and staff on the third floor for the loving and compassionate care they provided over the past year and to the doctors and nurses in the ICU for the wonderful care they provided to June. A very special thank you to June’s longtime neighbors and friends, Tony and Pat Lupia, for the many years of friendship they shared with June and family. Your support and care will not be forgotten.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of June Anderson, please visit Tribute Store