Saturday, April 27, 2013

David William Anderson, BHS 1956

David William Anderson, BHS 1956

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David William Anderson on April 19, 2013. After putting up a valiant fight against cancer, Dave left his earthly body to find eternal rest in the loving arms of his Savior.

He is survived by his faithful wife of 50 years, Linda; his devoted daughters, Amy (Joel) and Julie (Bill); and his adoring grandchildren, Alex, Nico, Elena, Liliana, Kara, Ryan, Michael, Blaine and Connor.

Dave was born in Akron, Ohio to David and Ruby Anderson and raised in Burbank, California where he was class president and captain of the football team at Burbank High School ('56). He went on to play football at New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from San Jose State University ('61) with a business degree. He proudly served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1961 - 1963. He married Linda Martin in 1962.

Dave began his own business, Anderson Air Conditioning, Inc. in Orange County in 1968. Dave was a well-respected business owner and mentor to many as well as an active member in his community and church. Dave enjoyed many things among them: classical music, sailing, football, travel, and his beloved California Angels.

Dave was a principled and loving father and grandfather who served as the ultimate role model to the entire family. Later in life, Dave took an active role in his grandchildren's lives and loved to watch their sporting events and support them in their education. Dave's influence is far reaching and his legacy will live on through the lives of his many friends, family, and all who had the great privilege of knowing this wonderful man. Though his loss is greatly felt here on earth, comfort is taken in the fact that he is with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A memorial service will take place at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4861 Liverpool Street, Yorba Linda on Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Angeles Clinic & Research Institute/Melanoma Center, 11818 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 90025 in memory of David W. Anderson.

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