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Jim Anderson's Death Stunning Loss For Ogdensburg


One of Ogdensburg's finest sportsmen and highly regarded inkeepers Jimmy Anderson passed away on Monday and his unexpected death pierced the Ogdensburg community with its startling impact and sadness.

"I just played golf with Jimmy on Saturday and he showed me pictures of his grand children," said one friend while another was stunned when he learned of Anderson's passing one day after a cordial conversation after mass at St. Mary's Cathedral.

Anderson and his wife Ethel operated Oscar's Restaurant for many years and made it one of the area's best sports establishments. It was a popular gathering spot for fans, officials and coaches after high school basketball games, summer softball games and to watch sports of all sorts at the college and professional level.

Patrons were treated to great food, great company and a comfortable atmosphere.A place enjoy longstanding friendships and a place to make new friends.

Throughout their careers Jimmy and Ethel sponsored any number of softball, basketball and bowling teams.

Anderson enjoyed countless friendships through his career at Oscar's, golf, fantasy golf and baseball and trips to casinos.

His death leaves a huge void in his large family, regular golf foursomes, fantasy golf and baseball exchanges and the "The Island" at the Place.

While mourning his loss, friends will say "Thanks for the Memories."

Jimmy and Ethel Anderson with their son Robbie during a festive night at Oscar's. Robbie called his dad his hero. (Photo courtesy Rob Anderson's facebook page).


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