Richard Anderson

September  28th, 1968 January  13th, 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Richard Anderson

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

Obituary

Richard Anderson, a beloved husband, father, and dedicated community member, peacefully passed away on March 25, 2023 - at the age of 73.
Born on March 10, 1950, Richard grew up with strong family values and a deep sense of community.

He excelled academically and athletically in high school, eventually earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
In 1975, Richard married his love, Evelyn, and they shared 48 years of a loving marriage, raising two children, Emily and Michael, and becoming adoring grandparents to Grace, Ethan, and Lily.
Professionally, Richard had a distinguished career in finance, marked by his integrity and mentorship of young professionals. He also dedicated his time to various charitable causes, leaving a positive impact on his community.
Richard had a passion for the outdoors, often spending weekends camping, fishing, and hiking with his family, instilling a love for nature in his loved ones.

Richard is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and siblings, Robert Jr. and Susan. A memorial service will be held on October 2, 2023, at St. Mary's Community Church at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Richard Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund, supporting underprivileged youth's education in the community. Richard's legacy lives on through the countless lives he touched, the values he upheld, and the love he shared. He will be deeply missed but forever cherished.

Timeline

1973
March 16th
Birth in San Jose
San Jose, California
1982
July 1st
Graduate from University
University of California - Los Angeles
1984
February 14th
Met with Evelyn
Evelyn and Richard met in a school reunion organized by a common friend. Few years later, they will get married. 
1989
June 9th
Wedding
Evelyn and Richard got married in a beautiful yet intimate wedding.
California
1992
October 18th
Birth of Emily
Birth of Emily, their first child.
1995
August 6th
Birth of Michael
Birth of Michael, their second child.
2012
December 12th
Becomes a Grandparent
Become Grandparent for the first time - welcome to the little Lilly!
2023
August 10th
Passed away peacefully
San Jose, California

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Memory wall

"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die."
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September 28, 2023
In celebration of Richard's remarkable life!
His warmth, humor, and love for adventure made every moment together truly memorable.
He brought laughter and joy to all our lives.

While we'll miss his presence, let's remember the good times and continue to share the laughter and love he gave us.

Cheers to you, Richard!
Valerie Frye
September 28, 2023
A bright light in our lives has dimmed with the passing of Richard. His kindness, wisdom, and love left an indelible mark. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, his family was his world.

As we remember Richard, let's honor his memory by embodying his grace, love, and generosity. He lives on in our hearts, guiding us to be the best versions of ourselves.

Rest peacefully, dear Richard. You are dearly missed.
Serena Jones
September 27, 2023
In memory of Richard Anderson, a beacon of love and wisdom.
His legacy of kindness and his genuine love for people will forever inspire us. Though he's gone, his spirit lives on in our hearts.

Farewell, dear friend.
Clayton Steinberg

Family tree

John Richardson
Jacqueline Richardson
Bradley Clarkson
Emma Marie Clarkson
Paul Richardson
Margaret Clarkson
Joanne Richardson
Robert Richardson
Susan Jones
Michael Richardson
Emily Richardson
Robert Richardson
Susan Jones
Joanne Richardson
Michael Richardson
Emily Richardson
Richard Anderson

Favorites


What was Richard's favorite Saying?
"Live and let live"
"You're never too old to learn"
What was Richard's favorite Book?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - a timeless classic
What was Richard's favorite Movie?
Forrest Gump, The Godfather
What was Richard's favorite Travel destination?
Italy - especially Florence and Tuscany. 
What was Richard's favorite Color?
Pale green, pale blue... anything pale or pastel. 
Fun fact about Richard:
Richard was great at juggling 🤹

Service


Please join us to pay a last tribute.

We invite you to join us in a solemn gathering as we come together to celebrate the life of our beloved Richard Anderson.

Your presence would mean a great deal to us as we remember and honor the legacy of a remarkable friend, husband, father.
In this moment of remembrance, let us come together to share our fond memories, offer our support to one another, and bid farewell to a truly exceptional individual.
Please join us in commemorating Richard's life and the positive impact he had on all of us.
Location
San Jose Funeral Home
1050 S. Bascom Ave
San Jose,
California 95128
Date/time
June 26, 2023
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