After fighting for more than five years against pancreatic cancer, Steve Andersen, 66, of Vineland, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, surrounded by his family. He struggled so hard to stay alive for his family that he loved so much, his children, Stevie and Sheri, and his wife, Gloria. Steve enlisted and served in the Navy for four years before receiving his associate's degree from Cumberland County College. He then had a successful career as a correction officer at Midstate Correctional Facility where he retired as a lieutenant. But his greatest success was his love for his family and how he cared for them.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria J Andersen, Vineland, NJ; son, Stevie Andersen; daughter, Sheri Andersen; parents, Art & June Andersen; sister & brother-in-law, Pam & Chuck Nolen, NC; sister, Valerie Andersen, NV; brother, Robert Saunders, AL; father-in-law, Michael Reale Sr.; sister-in-law, Trish Reale; brother-in-law & wife, Michael & Robyn Reale Jr. Steve is predeceased by his mother, Ann (Cooke) Andersen; his brother, Craig Andersen; and his mother-in-law, Concetta Reale.