Peter Nicholas Anderson October 19, 1953 - July 25, 2013
It is with very heavy hearts that we write about the passing of Peter (Nick to his childhood friends.) He was a generous and loving friend, a devoted husband and father, an avid boater and stalwart Husky fan. He was a 22-year partner in the Jones Marketing Company.
Peter lost his battle with liver cancer on Thursday, July 25th at Swedish Hospital. He bravely endured 10 months of cancer treatments with a sense of humor and a zest for living. His “bigger-than-life” personality and warm-hearted kindness will live on in his daughter Katianne, his nieces and nephews and all those he befriended in his short 59 years on this earth.
He leaves behind his wife of 19 years, Kathleen Sargent Anderson and his daughter Katianne. He also leaves behind his mother Hope Greenbaum, brother John, and sisters Sharon (Phil) Savereux, and Nanci James. “Uncle Peter” will be missed profoundly by nieces Jessica, Ashley, Claire and Rebecca and nephews David and Daniel.
As the oldest of four children raised by a single mother, Peter was the mentor and role model to his siblings and assumed the patriarchal role as head of the Anderson family as a teenager. He went to work at age 15 and developed the strong work ethic that defined him during his entire life. He graduated from Shorecrest High School in 1972. In his youth, Peter spent much of his time with his grandparents and extended family on Lummi Island where he developed a passion for boating, fishing, and outdoor activities. He also spent a great deal of time with his Tratch grandparents and beloved Uncle Ernie learning the hotel business from the ground up. He was a long-time member of the Queen City Yacht club and was well known on game days among the Husky boating community.
Peter worked in the hotel and restaurant industries throughout his adult life, and was remembered for his quick wit, professionalism, and excellent customer service. During the 1980’s, Peter was the General Manager of the Edgewater Hotel. His position as a manufacturer’s representative required extensive travel, and Peter was always upbeat as he greeted customers and clients.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Peter’s memory to the Scholarship fund at St. Pius X School in Mountlake Terrace, Seattle Children’s Hospital-ADHD research, or the Swedish Medical Center-Cancer Institute, attention Dr. Philip Gold.
Recitation of the Rosary will be Tuesday, July 30th at 6:00 PM and the Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, July 31st at 11:00 AM BOTH at St. John the Evangelist Church, 121 N. 80th Street, Seattle, 98103
Please visit these websites for more information: Harveyfuneral.com and caringbridge.com
Hoffner Fisher & Harvey