On Nov. 7, 2011, with his wife of 52 ears, Carol, by his side, Mr. Anderson received a kidney donation at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s Renal and PancreasTransplant Center from his daughter, Sharon Feniello, of South River, who is an East Brunswick Board of Education employee.
“He has been an amazing inspiration for me, and for his co-workers,” says Mrs. Feniello, whose sister, Colleen, was also prepared to be a donor. “He never loses sight of the fact that there is always someone else who has a more difficult situation than he does and he makes it a point to motivate all of us to be held to the same morals and values.”
After retiring from American Airlines, Mr. Anderson, who is a diabetic, had quintuple-bypass heart surgery 10 years ago, but he did not slow down. He used his free time after teaching to coach soccer, work the time clock at basketball games, and organize fundraisers and school reunions as the school’s alumni director.
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