Dr. Martin Gregor Andersen, age 95, Captain (Medical Corps) United States Navy (Retired), passed away at Woodstown Friends Village early Sunday morning, September 9, 2018.
Martin graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY) with a B.S. in Marine Engineering; Wagner College (Staten Island, NY) with a B.S.; New York Medical College with a M.D.; an Internship and two years of General Surgery residency at U.S. Naval Hospital, St. Albans, NY; the neurosurgical residency program at Yale, New Haven, CT and was Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
He served as Chief of Neurosurgery at US Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD and as Chief of Neurosurgery at US Naval Hospital, Guam and as Chief of Neurosurgery at US Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA.
Retiring from active duty in the US Navy, Martin and his first wife, Lillian, moved to Roseburg, Oregon where he opened a private practice of neurosurgery. Lillian passed away there in 1979.
In 1992, Martin married Alice “Betty” and returned to the east coast to live in Kennett Square, PA.
He is survived by his wife Alice P. “Betty” Andersen; two step-daughters, including Nancy Cimprich and her husband Robert of Upper Pittsgrove Township; two step-granchildren, Dr. Holly E. Cimprich and her husband David Beauchemin and Amy Cimprich and her husband Andrew Giovinazzi; and three step-grandchildren, Liliana Cimprich, Sadie Giovinazzi and Laurel Beauchemin.
He was born at the Norwegian Hospital in Brooklyn, NY to the late Martin Haakon Andersen and the late Betsy Constance Andersen. His brother Hans, and his twin brothers, Roy and John, preceded him in death.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at the Deerfield Presbyterian Church, Old Deerfield Pike, Upper Deerfield Township on Friday morning September 14th, 2018, at 11 o’clock where friends will be received from 10:30 until 11 a.m.
The burial with military honors will follow the service and take place in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Martin’s memory to the Luke Society, 3409 S. Gateway Blvd., Sioux Falls, SD 57106.