Fred E. Anderson, Jr.
May 3, 1927 – December 31, 2015
Resident of Fremont
Fred E. Anderson, Jr. passed away peacefully in Fremont on December 31st, 2015. Born in San Francisco on May 3rd, 1927 to Fred, Sr. and Hazel Anderson. Fred contracted polio at the age of 16 and spent years in the hospital where he was told he would never walk again. Despite insurmountable odds Fred conquered his disability to walk with a single cane for many years. He attended Golden Gate College and went on to become a CPA. While still living in San Francisco Fred met the love of his life Deborah Daughaday whom he married on December 29th, 1956. Fred and Debby went on to adopt three children: Keith, Leslie, and Mark. They settled in the Niles area of Fremont in 1966 choosing one of the first lots in the new Rancho Arroyo development where they raised their children. He worked at different accounting firms but his heart was in teaching. He was a part-time instructor at Ohlone and Chabot colleges from 1975–1978. He finally landed his dream job at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga in 1978 teaching Accounting and Business, rising to Professor Emeritus when he retired in 1997. Fred was an avid Raiders fan following them through good times and bad. He also enjoyed watching the Saint Mary’s Gaels basketball team play. Leslie and her husband blessed him with two grandchildren whom he adored dearly. He was heavily involved in his community volunteering his talents to many organizations including the Niles Congregational Church, Niles Merchants Assoc., Lions Club of Fremont, and Hacienda Gardens Pool Club. He was preceded in death by his wife Deborah, and is survived by his sisters: Catherine Benshoof and Charlene Anderson; daughter Leslie Anderson Schmid and son-in-law Jim; sons: Mark and Keith Anderson; and grandchildren: Megan and Michael Schmid. Fred will be missed dearly.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, January 23rd, 1pm at Niles Discovery Church, 36600 Niles Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536, (510) 797-0895.
In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to Niles Discovery Church.
Fred E. Anderson, Jr.