PVA Buckeye Chapter Mourns the Loss of Frank Anderson

Buckeye Chapter Government Relations Director Passes

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Frank Anderson, long-time Buckeye Chapter Government Relations Director. We were informed by the Buckeye Chapter that Frank passed away in the early morning hours of December 6, 2011.
Frank was the consummate advocate for people with disabilities known throughout the greater Cleveland area and Ohio as a vigorous and articulate spokesman on behalf of disability rights.

For Frank no effort was too small nor challenge too large if it would benefit the greater disability community and he should be remembered as a leader in the fight to secure passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A mentor to his fellow Chapter Government Relations Directors and the 2010 recipient of the Richard Fuller Outstanding Achievement in Government Relations Award, Frank exemplified the active member devoted to the goals of Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Frank leaves behind a community that is better for his efforts. On behalf of all of PVA, we extend our deepest sympathies to his many friends, colleagues, and most specifically, his loving wife Joanne and family.

Once PVA executive offices receive pertinent memorial service information from the Buckeye Chapter, we will forward to you.  Thank you for sharing this news with those who may not yet be aware and would appreciate knowing.
Bill Lawson, PVA National President
Homer S. Townsend, Jr., PVA Executive Director

UPDATE: 12 – 9 – 2011

For those able to attend, here are the details for Frank's service:

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 10:00 A.M., at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 7510 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, OH.  Arrangements are being handled by Thomas S. Smith Funeral Home.

Read more about Frank's dedication to PVA in a wonderful article written by The Plain Dealer of Cleveland.


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