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Ove Anderson

Obituary for Ove Anderson

September 9, 1949 - May 31, 2019
Burlingame, California | Age 69

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,

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

2 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
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