Michael A. Andersen

Saturday 15th of April 1939 - Saturday 11th of January 2020

Michael A. Andersen



Jan 18, 2020 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Milward - Broadway

159 N Broadway, Lexington, KY

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Michael A. Andersen, 80, loving son of the late Harriett and Arthur, loving brother of Kenneth Andersen (Lucille), died on January 11, 2020.  Also survived by two nephews, Carl (Alyson) and Thomas (Dani), a niece, Dr. Cici Andersen (Scott Kranzel) and longtime dear friends, J.W. Fister and Henry Alexander of KY and Stanley Forman and Fiona Power of MA.  

Mike was born and raised in Lexington, KY, graduated from Lafayette HS and the U. of Missouri, from which he also received a Master's degree in Journalism after his proud service in the Army.  He then worked for newspapers in Texas and Kansas before going to Boston, home of his beloved Red Sox.  He worked at the Boston Herald, mainly as a sports photographer.  While at the Herald he earned a group Pulitzer Prize in photography.  

For several years, he was an officer of the National Press Photographers Association.  After his early retirement in 1986, he enjoyed extensive world travel.  He returned to Lexington in 1998 because of his mother's health.  They had fun joining the Citizens Police Academy.  He also became a Kentucky Colonel to his delight.  

Family and friends will meet at Milward-Broadway, 159 North Broadway, on Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1-3 PM.  Private interment will be at the Lexington Cemetery with military honors.  

Guest Book

james p capobianco


I knew Mike since I was 18 in 1969. We collected autographs together. A fine man, very kind and loving. Rest in Peace, my friend.

10 months ago

Edward Shaw


Only saw Mike periodically, but corresponded weekly in emails. This caught me by surprise, although it shouldn't have. So many of our Lafayette H.S. brothers gone lately. The world is minus one more friend. R.I.P.

1 year ago

Jos Portmann


Mike is one of my closest friends. Mike is a true Lafayette and Kentucky gentlemen, outstanding communicator and photographer. I will miss Mike. Jos P.S. Send down a photo to us!

1 year ago