Curtis J Anderson III

curtis anderson

December 29, 1959 ~ February 27, 2022

Born in: Navasota, Texas
Resided in: Fremont, California

Curtis Joe Anderson, III, passed away peacefully at home in Fremont, CA surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 27th. A resident of Fremont, California for 36 years. Curtis was born on Dec. 29, 1959 in Navasota, Texas. He also lived in Wharton, NJ and attended Morris Hills High School.

He was a Photographer for 30+ years, working for companies such as The GAP, Sunset Magazine, San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants. Curtis was a true family man and involved in every aspect of his children and grandchildren’s lives. He was a coach, an animal “whisperer” and lover of nature. Curtis was often found outside gardening or at the most recent comic convention, finding the hottest comic book. He had a kind soul and infectious heart that always radiated a room and those around him.

Curtis is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 35 years, Linda Anderson; his daughter, Lindsay Lazar (Mark), his son Kyle Anderson (Angelica) and his son Eric Anderson. He is also survived by his adoring grandchildren, Destiny, Jeremiah, Noah and Aurora Anderson; his mother, Carol Fisher Anderson; father, Curtis Anderson Jr.; his brother, Brian Anderson and his precious rescue dog, Willow. Curtis was predeceased by his sister, Sandra Anderson.

He will be truly missed and continue to hold a special place in the hearts of everyone whose lives he touched. A Memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA on Thursday, March 10th, beginning at 4:00 pm PT In lieu of flower donations, in Curtis’ memory donations may be made to Sickle Cell Disease Association of America


Memorial Service: March 10, 2022 4:00 pm - July 13, 2024 5:30 pm

Room: Garden Chapel

Berge Papas Smith Chapel of the Angels
40842 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538


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  1. CandleI did not know him, but I know his Aunt Sharon. We will all be together again in our glorified bodies. Lord be with you all during this difficult time. Prayers.

  2. CandleMay GOD’S peace through Jesus Christ rest 🙏 upon you my family . May He continue blessing you with abundance of love and strength always.
    Curtis will truly be missed
    Sending my love to you

  3. CandleI love my family very much. I am praying for each of us daily!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love always, Aunt Dorothy

  4. CandleMy thoughts and prayers are with your family. I never got to meet Mr. Anderson, but I do know the amazing character Lindsay possesses, and appreciate the father he was.

  5. Linda, I am so very sorry learn about the recent passing of Curtis. May the many wonderful and happy memories of Curtis help you during this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Sincerely.

  6. CandleLinda, I am so sorry to hear of Curtis’s passing. He was a true gentle soul even as a kid. I always liked him and happy to call him neighbor. He was always ready for a game a kickball or coming to my many pop up restaurants in my garage. I hope the many memories will help you to find peace. My deepest sympathies to you family during this time.

  7. CandleI only met Curtis once but I knew him through your loving words of him. What a blessed love and family. My you rest in God’s caring arms during this hard time.

  8. Linda, I was so sorry to hear of Curtis’s passing. My heart goes out to you and the entire Anderson family. May all of your beautiful memories give you comfort at this very sad time. Sincere condolences, from the bottom of my heart.

  9. CandleLinda…We are truly sorry for your loss. We know how much Curtis meant to each and every one of you. Our love and prayers to you all. May Curtis Rest In Peace. He will forever be your guardian angel. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️

  10. CandleWe are so sorry for your loss and pray you find peace and comfort in the days to come. We will cherish all the memories we had with Curtis and the family during this difficult time. Forever in our hearts- Bless you all ❤️🙏❤️

  11. CandleDear Linda, Eric and Kyle, I am saddened to hear the loss of Curtis..your loving Husband/Dad. He is always near. In time the tears will subside and his light will shine all around. Thinking of all of you. Peace. dan

  12. CandleCurtis was such a kind, intelligent, loving man. I remember coming over to your house for high school parties, and I would always end up spending most of my time sitting and chatting with Curtis; sharing life stories and lessons. He was a great man, always providing encouragement and wisdom to his children and their friends. Kyle, Eric, Lindsay, and Linda, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. Miss you Curtis.

  13. Dear Linda and family ….. Several years ago, the following was sent to me, for loss of a family member. I share, with love, the quote that meant so much to me. May it soothe.

    “Words will not wipe away your tears
    And hugs will not ease the pain
    But hold onto your memories
    Because they will remain.”

  14. CandleLinda, Lindsay, Kyle and Eric – We are so very sorry and saddened to hear of Curtis’ passing. We all send love and prayers. Such a quiet, loving, strong man who loved his family to the fullest. So very sorry for the hole in your hearts.

  15. CandleDearest Linda, Kyle, Eric & Lindsay: I am so very, very sorry to hear this news. We were just speaking of Curtis the other day after seeing Eric’s beautiful portrait of him. A kinder, sweeter man would be hard to find. May your happy memories sustain you during this time of grief. May his memory be eternal.
    Much love to you all.

  16. Dear Linda, Lindsay, Kyle and Eric,

    I am so sorry to hear about Curtis. I always looked up to him for his wisdom, kindness, courage, and confidence. All the memories I have of him are good ones. He was truly a great man who helped to make a wonderful family.

    I pray that your suffering becomes easy and the dark becomes light.

    With much love .

  17. Dear Linda and family,
    I am sorry for your loss. May warm memories ease your pain and bring you comfort. I’ll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    May Curtis Rest In Peace.
    Leila Rogalsky

  18. CandleDearest Linda, Kyle, Eric, Lindsay, and the rest of the family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. There are no adequate words but know that you are all in my heart. Sending love.

  19. CandleLove, light, and strength to Linda and family.
    love never dies.. a loving soul will continue to exist even after death.. it will exist in all the elements that make this universe.

  20. CandleCurtis was one of my absolute favorite cousins. In his own quiet way, he was consistently and genuinely kind to me. Our time together, especially as adults, is even more special now…the memories can never be taken away. I’m so proud of the footprint he left – as a son, nephew, cousin, husband, father, and grandfather. I struggle with his departure, but at the same time understand he is experiencing a freedom those of us left behind cannot fathom. He is in the presence and love of God forever. His chronic health challenges are no more! Family, as we move through this grieving process, it is important to remember the love we have for each other.

  21. Dear Linda, Lindsay, Kyle, and Eric,
    Precious in the Sight of the Lord Dear God, you are the family’s strength in this time when the anguish of their household leader’s death surrounds the family, and their grief is unending. O Lord! Deliver their eyes from the flood of tears. Curtis was the light of the family’s life, yet precious in your sight as well.

    Curtis Jr

  22. CandleMy thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Mrs. Anderson. Although I didn’t meet your husband, it’s my understanding he was a wonderful person.

    With all our love and hugs
    Tiffany, Chris, Elijah and Zoeë
    Brooks Dumont

  23. CandleAnderson Family, sending you love and caring thoughts during this difficult time. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Dad, Grandpa and husband Curtis. He was a sweet, peaceful and loving man. May he Rest In Peace and his memories be a blessing.

  24. CandleLinda I am praying for all of you. I am here for you please know that. My cousin will truly be missed. I pray we can meet soon.💝💝💝🙏🙏🙏💞

  25. CandleOur thoughts and prayers are with the Anderson Family. Wishing your Aunt Sharon safe travels to CA.

  26. CandleWhen we met you treated me as if I was family. Your smile was very welcoming. You will be missed. Sleep well. Much love always 💖.

  27. CandleLinda, Kyle, Eric, Lindsay and family,
    Thinking of all of you and holding you close in love and prayers during this really hard time. Your husband/dad was an exceptional human being; so loving, kind, gentle and an absolute delight to be around. He will be missed by so many. But none more than you. He left a legacy of love and family and now all of you will continue to carry that forward. I celebrate his life-well-lived and mourn his passing with you today.
    Love n prayers,

  28. CandleLinda,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. May the Lord be with you and give you peace during this time of grief.

    My prayers are with you Linda.

  29. CandleCousin Linda and Family,

    Words cannot express my deepest sympathy for the love of your life. Curtis shall be missed, but always remembered. Hold onto his smile and gentle nature. I will hold onto the memory of him from our family reunion in Texas. He demonstrated how to fight for life and not complain, but be grateful, thankful and appreciate the present.
    I love you and the family and admire you and Curtis’ love story. I will hold on to the memory of our trip to the amusement park in New Jersey with you both , Sandy
    , Jimmy and I. We we’re so excited and patiently waited to ride The Beast roller coaster. This was so many years ago, yet so vivid in my mind!
    Just know that weeping may endure for the night, but joy will come. For his legacy lives through the fruit you and Curtis created together with your beautiful family. He may be gone physically, but his spirit and nature still lives.
    Thank you for being his advocate and adding such joy to his life! Know that God will see you through this time. You have so much to live for !
    May God bless you and keep you all. Praying for your strength, peace and comfort.
    With love,
    Diedra Anderson Walters and Family ❤️

  30. CandleDear Linda
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. May God comfort you & your family at this painfully difficult time & may your cherished memories that truly were divine intervention, help you to see God’s love even in your sorrow. Upholding you in fervent prayer.
    With Sincere Sympathy
    Cindy Kiggins Wesp

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