Rodney D. Anderson

Rodney D. Anderson of Aquebogue died May 3, 2022, at East End Hospice Kanas Center for Hospice Care. He was 51.

Born April 17, 1971, in Riverhead, he was the son of Richard and Faye (Urban) Anderson. He was a 1989 graduate of Riverhead High School and a 1993 graduate of Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Anderson was a farmer and owner of Anderson Farms as well as owner of Nomad Nurseries.

He was a member of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, the Riverhead Town Farmland Preservation Committee, the Long Island Farm Bureau board of directors, the American Conifer Society, the National Young Farmer Committee for American Farm Bureau and the New York Farm Bureau state board of directors. He also belonged to St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead.

He is survived by his parents; his siblings, Robert, of Manorville, Ronald, of Aquebogue, Richard Jr., of Wading River and Charyl Kornafel of Riverhead; and his significant other, Denise Speizio of Ridge.

The family will receive visitors Monday, May 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead. Interment will follow at Riverhead Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to Long Island Farm Bureau, the American Conifer Society or Kanas Center for Hospice Care.