Ove Anderson

  • Born: September 9, 1949
  • Died: May 31, 2019
  • Location: Burlingame, California

Crosby-N. Gray & Co. - FD-96

2 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Tel. (650) 342-6617

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving husband, father, and morfar

Ove Germund Anderson, Sept. 9, 1949 - May 31, 2019, born in Ă–stersund, Sweden, emigrated to San Mateo County in 1959, lost a well-fought, three-and-a-half-year battle, surrounded by loved ones. Survived by his wife and best friend Mary Ann of 48 years, daughter Lydia, son-in-law Grant, granddaughters Amelia and Penelope, and sister Katy. He was a beloved uncle, brother-in-law, and friend. Ove understood the importance of pausing to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of all the loved ones in this circle.

He started his career as a baggage handler and ended it as a VP of a major international logistics company, enjoying the camaraderie of many wonderful friends and co-workers, traveling all over the globe along the way. He spent many years playing music with the New Beginnings band, who affectionately introduced him as their "Swedish import."

Ove enjoyed nature, photography, biking, hiking, skiing, golf, home projects, music, watching his granddaughters play softball and soccer, the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco Giants, technology, traveling, salty licorice, jigsaw puzzles, traditions, adventures, kayaking, animals, his feline friend Mia (who wouldn't leave his side), documentaries, politics, concerts, good conversation, history, traveling, whiskey, gardening, and the wonders of space. The man loved life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Stanford Medicine Cancer Discovery Fund or the non-profit Mission Hospice & Home Care.
Ove's celebration of life will be Friday, June 14th at 6:30 p.m. at Poplar Creek Golf Course at Coyote Point,



Condolence & Memory Journal

You lived a good and whole life, Ove! I'll never forget our band days together in the "Crystal Fountain" back in the late 1960s. Some day, we'll jam again in the big bandstand up above the clouds!

Posted by John Anderson - cloverdale, CA - Friend   August 12, 2019

God bless Ove, at peace in Valhalla.

Posted by Bill Durkin - The Woodlands, TX - Coworker   June 17, 2019

I am sending my most heartfelt condolences to Ove's family. "A Man Called Ove", who loved his Saabs. Ove and I became good friends during our time at LEP where we worked together for many years. In the mid-90's our professional lives took different paths and we spoke less frequently. However, about 8 years ago when Ove had just recently retired, I was in San Francisco on business where I met another old co-worker from Manila, Gil Cruz. On a whim, I called Ove to see if he had any interest in seeing two old buddies from the past. Ove, being Ove, he did not hesitate for a second and we had a wonderful dinner and then closed out the night in an Irish pub in Ove's home town of Burlingame. Ove was one of the kindest, most tolerant, generous and joyful men I have ever met. Goodbye old friend and hope to see you on the other side.

Posted by Andreas Bauermeister - Boston, MA - Coworker   June 06, 2019

My husband and i were so sorry to hear of Ove's passing. We knew Ove 35 to 38 years ago in his old LEP days. He was a great man to work with. He was a kind man. Our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Posted by Marie & Tony Smidowicz - New York, NY - Coworker   June 06, 2019

We are so sad to hear of Ove's passing. He was a wonderful person with a beautiful family. Sending you love and knowing that fond memories will sustain you. Marilee, Jack, Leann and Laura Minkel

Posted by Marilee Minkel - San Mateo, CA - Friend   June 05, 2019

Words cannot begin to express how saddened I am to hear of Ove's passing. He was and always will be remembered as a gentleman. We were so fortunate to have had him in our lives and to have the privilege of calling him our friend. My deepest sympathy to his family. Ove will be sorely missed by all those who were lucky enough to know him.

Posted by Sandi (Cutler) Subic - Atlanta, GA - Coworker   June 04, 2019

We are so grateful for the years we got together with the greatest man we've ever known. We have always been overwhelmed by his and Mary Ann's kindness and we are so grateful for taking us under their wings as family. Ove will be forever loved and forever missed. All our love and warmest thoughts to Mary Ann and the family.

Posted by Sannie, Mike, Nicole and Nathalie Carlberg - Santa Clara, CA - Family   June 04, 2019

Words can't tell how grateful we are that we got a chance to know Ove. We will always be grateful for the hospitality and love you all showed Sannie and her family. Vila i frid! Tankar och kramar.

Posted by Catrin, David, Nikodemus Mattsson - Stockholm, Sweden - Family Friend   June 04, 2019

Dear Mary Ann, I am so sorry to learn of Ove's passing. All my prayers and sympathy to you and yours, Love Nancy

Posted by Nancy Dulik Feldman - Napa, CA - Friend   June 04, 2019

We will miss our lunch buddy. We were so lucky to be able to spend that time together. We love you and will stay close to the love of your life. You are forever in our hearts. With love from Bill & Frannie

Posted by Bill & Fran Barbanica - Antioch, CA - Family   June 03, 2019

Garrie and Diana send our condolences , we are honored to have known ove
He was a dear sweet man who will be missed by all who loved him

Posted by Diana Segal - Orangevale ca, CA - Friend   June 03, 2019

So sorry to hear. He was such a great, friendly guy.

Posted by Betty & Bill Blumer - Burlingame, CA - Friend   June 03, 2019

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