Eric Anderson, Oldest Living GU Basketball Player, Passes Away
SPOKANE, Wash. - Eric Walter "Andy" Anderson, considered the oldest living Gonzaga University men's basketball player, passed away over the Memorial Day weekend.
A native of Spokane, he and his identical twin brother Emil attended Lewis and Clark High and played for legendary Hall of Fame coach E.L. "Squinty" Hunter. After State Tournament appearances with LC in 1934 and '35, Andy and his brother headed for Gonzaga where they played basketball for the Zags from 1936-39 under diminutive head coach Claude McGrath. The brothers were also members of the Zags tennis team.
Anderson, who received his degree in civil engineering and lived all over the U.S. in a 40-year career as a civilian employee with the Department of Defense, was in attendance during this past season's men's basketball Alumni Weekend in December.
There are no details of funeral services at this time.
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