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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Mike Anders Dead After Plane Crash

Mike Anders popular area chess player and chess equipment/book seller died Friday when the plane he was piloting crashed into a house in Florida. To read a news account click here,

For additional news and to hear the 911 calls click here.

Note: Johnny and I were both working on a post at the same time and decided to go with both. See Johnny's post next under.

10 comments:

Evan said...

Mike was a great guy. Every time I saw him we exchanged whatever joke(s) we had heard since our last meeting. I last saw him at the Kings Island Open wherr was a TD. Mike will be missed in the chess community as well as by those who knew him away from the game.

Evan said...
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Bill Hiscock - rafhawk@hotmail.co.uk said...

Uncle Mike

What a guy you were.
So many memories of you.
My first school years when you visited with the family to the UK, took us out to get fish and chips for 6 and ended up spending nearly £100.

The time we flew to the Isle of White for a cake and a coke, flew to Jersey for dinner as Pilot and navigator.

Shooting guns whilst at your friends property in Cincinnati.

Taking ‘375B’ up alongside that beautiful weather front near Blue Ash at night, then we chickened landed before grabbing some ice cream at Dairy Queen (boys dream).

So many more .. not enough time nor space to write them all.

You have joined a lot of your friends, family and colleagues from all walks of life.

Gone but never forgotten ...
Always in my heart …

Bill from the UK

P.S.

One day, we’ll both fly that arctic route we spoke of … despite all those who doubted us .. Hah :)

Anonymous said...

Can anyone let me know whether this is the Mike Anders who once Iived in Southern Illinois and was the son of British Parents? An ex-navy corpsman on the Uss Nimitz?...jay. j-web@vikingcr.com Thanks

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Valkyrie said...

His mom Peg Anders was British but his father Willard was American. Willard was my great uncle and Mike was my second cousin.