Norman A. Anderson

January 19, 1939 - July 25, 2008

01/19/1939 - 07/25/2008

Past Services

Saturday August 23, 2008
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Virginia Beach; Norman A. Anderson, 69, of Virginia Beach passed away, July 25, 2008.

Norman was born in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late Theodore G. and Essie Anderson. He served in the US Navy as a Surface Line Officer, leaving as a Lieutenant JG. As a defense contractor, he worked on such projects as flight testing, the Phoenix and Sparrow Missile Testing System, E-2C Hawkeyes, and unmanned aerial reconnaissance vehicles. Norman retired from BAE Systems in 2005as a CBG Contract Manager for the Navy and Marines. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the University Michigan Alumni Association, Old Crows, and NAMI. In his spare time, Norman was a patron of the arts, a soccer enthusiast, and a black belt in Shotokan Karate.

Norman is survived by loving his wife of 38 years Glenda Davis Anderson; daughter, Donika Anderson of Virginia Beach; son, Aaron Anderson of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter, Cassidy Wagner of Virginia Beach; sister, Judith Anderson of Grand Rapids, MI.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 23, 2008, at 2:00 PM in the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. Reverend Larry Jennings will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded. The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans or NAMI PO Box 4550
Winchester, VA 22604. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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8 years ago

“Be well, and do good work.”~Norman Anderson

Roz & Geoff Normanton
8 years ago

Dear Glenda, Donika and Aaron,

We didn’t know Norman for very long but we quickly learnt what a lovely, charming and considerate man he was. We are very sad that we will not get to know him better. We are thinking of you and send our deepest sympathies and love.

Molly Edmonston
8 years ago

Dear Glenda, Donika and Aaron, Please accept my sincere condolences on Norm’s passing. I had heard a few weeks ago, so I was watching for the information in the paper to make sure it wasn’t just a rumor. May God comfort you and grant you peace in this loss of your husband/father. I will see you at the service on Saturday.

With fond memories of you all,


Belinda Traber
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about Norman’s passing. I always enjoyed being in his presence and talking with him. I know he loved his family very much and will be greatly missed.

Connie Nutter
8 years ago

Norman felt like part of my family. He was so caring and supportive. It was evident that he wanted the very best for his family. I am so blessed to have know him. He deposited wisdom, knowledge and encouragment into my life.He was “Mr. Encouragement” to me…Thinking of his surpise callshearing his voice and having a surprise visit knowing that he made an extra effort coming to Winchester from VA Beach still makes me smile. Those simple gestures renewed the desire to continue laboring as an advocate and voice for individuals and families who face the crisis and struggles brought on by mental illnesses. I love you Glenda! You have been on my heart.I so wanted to come to the service and regret that I will be unable to make it. I will keep in touch. Blessings of peace and comfort.