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John T. Anderson, Catonsville judo instructor, dies

John T. Anderson, Catonsville judo instructor, dies

John T. Anderson, a Catonsville judo instructor who was an eighth-degree black belt and 12-time U.S. National Masters champion, died of pneumonia March 16 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital. The longtime Randallstown resident was 88.

"John was fabulous, kind and patient. If you had trouble with a certain technique, he'd find another way," said Margery "Mac" Fink, 75. She was 22 when she started studying judo with Mr. Anderson. "He was so devoted to the sport."

The son of Frank Anderson, a master barber, and Julia Stevens Anderson, a homemaker, John Thomas Anderson was born and raised in Savannah, Ga. Growing up in Savannah, Mr. Anderson...

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