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Chris Anderson, 67, of Cambridge, MA passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from aspiration pneumonia preceded by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).  

Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of Norma (Coe) and the late Robert Anderson.

He was the husband of Susan (Hill) Anderson who predeceased him in 2011.  

A 31-year Massachusetts resident, Chris formerly worked at Perini, Jay Cashman, and W.L. French as a CPA, comptroller, and CFO in the construction industry.

After growing up in Michigan, around some years in Wheaton, IL, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. which focused on Accounting.

He lived the rest of his life as an exceptionally committed Michigan fan, and many of his favorite memories - and his family’s - involved trips to, or experiences watching, Michigan football and basketball games with his immediate and extended family and friends.  

Chris’ love of, and example for, his family and friends leaves many broken hearts behind. They include his children - Christopher Anderson, his wife Jacqueline, and their daughters; Mark Anderson; and Brian Anderson; his mother - Norma Anderson; his siblings - Catherine Szpyrka, her children Katie and Scott, and her husband Rick Hebard; brother Robert Anderson, his wife Ester and their daughters; and his brother-in-law - Kim Hill.

They celebrate his example of care, diligence, loyalty, and faith. 

Chris greatly appreciated his connection to the friends and faith communities throughout his life. He was most recently so well cared for by Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS), friends near and far from all stages of his life, and as a member of First United Presbyterian Church (FUPC) in Cambridge.  

A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, March 10th from FUPC. Burial will take place in Charlestown, OH, where Chris will be laid to rest alongside his wife and around several generations of his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CCALS via P.O. Box 1052 West Falmouth, MA 02574 or https://ccals.org/donate/.

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# Christopher 2021-03-10 02:03
We love you Dad and thank you all!
# Robert Anderson 2021-03-10 04:28
As our father once remarked, Chris always did what was right. This he accomplished with a curiosity and a quiet fortitude. Eluding the brittleness such traits bestow. Attenuated to nuances of life both great and small, his own was comprised of the bounty of his endeavors. A wealth beyond riches, a contentedness beyond fulfillment.
# Chuck Delaney 2021-03-10 04:44
I will always remember Chris as a good conversationalist, but more of a listener. He always wanted to hear the other side.... although we were on the same side. God Bless Chris, his Mom and all his family
# Pam & Richard 2021-03-10 13:26
Chris was truly a gentleman as well as a gentle man.
How truly devastating for his family to suffer the losses of both Sue and now Chris. It is heartbreaking and there truly are no words. Chris left behind the best of families. His legacy is remembered every day in the young men he raised so very well. Chris, Mark, Brian, our hearts are with you. You had the best of the best.
# Merita Jackson Hinds 2021-03-10 15:56
Chris was a wonderful patient and friend He inspired many not to give up specifically a 2yr. MS patient. Keep Dancing Sir and Thank you.
# Val Boax 2021-03-12 11:24
We were so blessed to have Chris at our church. I am glad that he picked us. He was easy to love. With all he had to cope with, he didn’t complain. Chris said that he especially enjoyed the fellowship time during coffee hour. He really felt a part of our community.
What a wonderfully supportive family Chris had, providing 24 hour care for over a year, maybe 2 years. I was very impressed.
We loved you Chris and will certainly miss you.
# Dana & Paula Wharton 2021-03-15 00:22
Chris Anderson and wife Susan were true models of goodness, kindness, integrity, cheerfulness, positive attitude, and many other good things. They were A+ parents, raising their sons so well with love, family bonding, integrity, and a true sense of what is important in life. We treasured our friendship with them. This world has truly lost 2 beautiful bright souls. It brings a smile knowing they are now joyfully reunited in Heaven. We reconnected with Chris and lovely Maureen 5 yrs ago. Chris was a champ dealing with ALS, always keeping a smile on his face and a happy can-do and can-deal-with attitude. He never complained, he showed courage, strength, and grace, and had a deep enduring faith. He is truly a model for all, as was Susan in her battle with leukemia. These 2 beautiful souls will be sorely missed. Their example made us, and I'm sure others, better people. Our hearts and deepest sympathy go out to Brian, Christopher, Mark and family for their huge loss. Hugs and love to all.

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