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Tuesday, September 23, 2003 

Irwin Stanley Anderson, 64, a hematologist-oncologist who had a private practice in Washington for 26 years before retiring in June, died of cancer Sept. 17 at Providence Hospital.

For most of his career, Dr. Anderson's private practice was in an office building near Providence Hospital, where he had been a staff member.

He served as a medical officer for the D.C. Police and Fire Clinic from 1985 to 1997 and on the transfusion committees and tumor boards at Providence, Greater Southeast Community Hospital and Hadley Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Anderson, who lived in Washington, was born in St. Vincent, West Indies. He came to this country in 1958 to study at Howard University, where he received an undergraduate degree in chemistry and a medical degree.

He interned and did his residency in internal medicine at Freedmen's Hospital, which is now Howard University Hospital. He went on to specialize in hematology-oncology at George Washington University Hospital.

He was a founding member of the E.E. Just Society of the American Society of Hematology and a founding president of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Nationals Association of Washington.

He was a life member of the Howard University Medical Alumni Association and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Frances Hall Anderson of Washington; three children, Dr. Stacey A. Kunar of Baltimore, Darryl K. Anderson of Fairfax and Stanley K. Anderson of Washington; his mother, Stella Horne Anderson, and father, Eldon V. Anderson, both of St. Vincent; a sister; and four brothers.

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