Submitted by his Wife
Allan ‘Buz’ Anderson Jr. 47 was a member of the Wellington Fire District’s Dive Rescue team for four years and was a trained swift water rescue diver with fifteen years experience. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 2051 for 10 years. He was an active Black River Fullbacker for 8 years. He was an avid scuba diver‚ enjoyed bowling and attending his sons sporting events. His last family event was spent at the NASCAR Race in Michigan with his father‚ Al and two sons‚ Jarred and Jacob‚ a family tradition in June 2006.
He always made time for his extended family and was an outstanding influence on many‚ many young people who gathered at his house. He always took the time to explain things to the young people‚ when others would just brush them off‚ he would sit and explain everything in detail until they complete understood.
Buz was married to his wife Julie for 16 years and had four children‚ Joseph‚ Joshua‚ Jarred and Jacob. He is also survived by his parents Al and Cathy Anderson‚ sisters‚ Sharon‚ Caryn‚ and Ellan.
At 1:18 pm‚ on June 22‚ 2006‚ the Wellington Fire District responded to a 911 call for a water rescue‚ in Wellington Township. The department’s Dive Rescue members responded to the call‚ with initial reports of two juveniles‚ in the water. The initial attempt to save the juveniles‚ who had attempted to drive their vehicle through the ROAD CLOSED barricades and rushing water‚ was unsuccessful. During a second attempt to reach the juveniles‚ Diver Allan ‘Buz’ Anderson‚ Jr. entered the water‚ attached to a safety line. Water conditions rapidly deteriorated and he was overcome by the water current. At that point‚ the diver was extricated by rescue personnel using his attached safety line. He was transported by Life flight to Cleveland Metro Hospital. Resuscitation efforts at the hospital were unsuccessful.
Your presence we miss‚ your memory we treasure‚ loving you always‚ forgetting you never.