Garrett Ross Anderson lost his seven month battle with grade four Glioblastoma brain cancer on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 at his home in Seaford. He was born in Seaford on March 14, 1994, to Alexander B. Anderson and Lora Mitchell Schuler.
After graduating in 2012 from Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, he attended Del Tech and was pursuing his BS from Wilmington University at the time of his passing.
Garrett was gifted electronically and worked in the IT profession most recently with Inacom at the time of his diagnosis. He established a production company in 2017 and provided lighting and sound services for many bands, events, and venues on Delmarva, including Fager’s Island, where he worked for six years, and Johnny’s Tavern. In 2020, he joined efforts and worked tirelessly to plant Canvas Church in Salisbury, providing technical services and spending countless hours on the renovation.
He enjoyed spending free time with his fiancée, Jessica Tims, and her daughter, Lorelei, 6, and his daughter, Lily Nagy, 3, who will dearly miss him. Garrett and Jess had planned to marry on Oct. 22, but had to postpone due to his health. He loved attending concerts and shows and was often more intrigued by the technical aspects than the actual event. He found the most joy in simpler things like fire pit fires, time spent with friends and family gatherings.
Garrett was known for his generosity and huge, servant’s heart. He would help anyone and went above and beyond in all that he did. As his last act of giving, it was important to him to donate his body for research which was done through the Anatomy Gifts Registry.
He is survived by his fiancée, Jessica Tims and her daughter, Lorelei; his daughter, Liliian Patricia Nagy; his parents, Lora Schuler and her husband, William, and Alexander Anderson and his wife, Sandi; two brothers, Clint Anderson of Princess Anne and Ben Anderson (Megan) of Salisbury; grandparents, Richard and Janet Mitchell of Seaford; and aunts, Dawn Mitchell Parks of Pittsville, Andrea O’Day of Greenwood, and Patricia Forseman of Naples, Fla., a newborn nephew, Mitchell Owen Anderson; cousin, Trey Parks; and a host of other cousins and extended family on both sides.
He was predeceased by his grandmother, Nancy Anderson; great-grandparents, Harvey and Ann Mitchell and Franklin and Betty Phillips, with whom he had a special bond as well as his aunt, Candy Anderson, and Uncle, Ronnie O’Day.
Special thanks to Jessica for taking such good care of Garrett during his illness; Pastor Richard Pope, his wife, Payton; and Pastor Keith Conkle for the time spent with Garrett and the family, the prayers, spiritual guidance and support through this journey, and the Vitas Hospice nurses who helped us to make Garrett comfortable and able to spend his final days in his home. In addition, thanks to Jean Franks, Fager’s Island, and Johnny’s Tavern for their support.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 5-8 p.m. with a brief service at 6 p.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center, 1001 W Locust St., Seaford, DE 19973.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Canvas Church, 708 Edgar Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804 or Nanticoke Senior Center, PO Box 406, Seaford, DE 19973.