John Lynde "Jack" Anderson, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. He was born in Hamden, Conn., and raised in Minneapolis, Minn. He was a valedictorian of the 1939 Marshall High School class, attended Deep Springs College, and received a Bachelor of Chemistry degree with high distinction from the University of Minnesota. After serving in WWII as a U.S. Naval aviator, he continued his education at the University of Illinois where he received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. He had a career as a chemist, inventor, and businessman. He was author of approximately 35 professional and trade publication papers and was awarded over 60 U.S. and foreign patents. He was a 65 year member of the American Chemical Society and had served as chairman of the the Chattanooga chapter. He served on the boards of the Chattanooga Symphony, the Chattanooga Opera, and the Chattanooga Ballet Dr. Anderson was predeceased by his siblings, Frances Moran, Richard Anderson, Theodore Anderson, and Dorothea Antman. He is survived by his wife, the former Norma Brainard; and seven children, James (Alicia) Anderson of Charlotte N.C., Eric Anderson, of Seattle Wash., Carl Andersson, of Giadbach Germany, Clifford (Valerie) Anderson, of Tempe Ariz., Thomas (Robin) Anderson, of Seattle Wash., Karen Anderson, of Scottsdale Ariz., Andrea (Nancy) Schurr of Chattanooga; and nine grandchildren, Keith Whitener, Caitlin Whitener, Liv Karen Andersson, Theodore Clifford Andersson, Sasha Anderson, Katya Anderson, Adam Anderson, Zachary Schurr, Jackson Schurr. The family requests that remembrances be offered to the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association, or to Pilgrim Congregational Church.The service will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 400 Glenwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37404. A private committal service will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery Friends may visit www.heritagefh.com to share memories with the Anderson family.Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.