May 14, 1983 - May 27, 2017
Visitation: Friday, 1:00-8:00 PM, Devlin Funeral Home of North Hills
Service: Saturday, 10:30 AM, St. John Neumann Church
Of Pittsburgh, formerly of McCandless Twp. Born May 14, 1983, died Saturday, May 27, 2017 from long time complications of diabetes. He was loved by family and friends. He was the cherished son of Paul E. Anderson and Paulette (Palanzo) Anderson, loving brother to Dr. Terrence M. Anderson (Johanna) and uncle to their son Luca. He was brother to Tara L. Merz (John) and uncle to Phaedra and Vito, who was also his godson. He was the grandson of the late Dr. Paul H. Anderson and Letitia Anderson and the late Paul Palanzo. He is survived by his maternal grandparents Teresa Palanzo Peters and William E. Peters. He was loved by his many uncles, aunts and cousins. He will be missed by many friends.
As a diabetic child, he attended Camp Crestfield in Slippery Rock and as a young adult, he was a counselor there. He was also an instructor at Camp Shriver in Slippery Rock, working with children with Down Syndrome.
He graduated from North Allegheny High School where he was a pitcher for the baseball team. He was the winning pitcher in 2 WPIAL playoff games. He later coached baseball at Carson Middle School in North Allegheny. He also coached baseball at Oliver High School in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. He earned at degree in Physical Education and Adapted Physical education from Slippery Rock. He was the Head of Sports/Activities at the Woodlands in Wexford from October 2005 through May 2007 where he worked with children and young adults with various disabilities. He had great love and patience for them and they in turned loved him. He completed the graduate program at Slippery Rock for Special Education with an emphasis on the Autistic Spectrum.
He had owned the Palanzo’s beer distributor for six years in Bloomfield, until last year, when he decided to return to his true passion, teaching. He started to substitute for the Pittsburgh Schools and was currently at Brashear High School
Paul enjoyed golfing, the Steelers and Penguins. He was excited about the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals. His smiling face, winning personality, and humor will be missed by many. Contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Woodlands Foundation. Visitation will be Friday from 1-8PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday 10:30AM in St. John Neumann Church, 2230 Rochester Rd., Pgh, PA 15237. Everyone please meet at church.