Philip J Anderson

December 22, 1940April 10, 2012

Security Industry Leader passes away ANDERSON, PHILIP JOHN, of Brandon, Florida passed away April 10, 2012. Son of the late John and Isobell Anderson, Philip was born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 22, 1940. In addition to his parents, Phil was preceded in death by his brother John, a sister Joan and his son Philip John, Jr. Philip Anderson spent his life managing contract security companies, both large and small and some international. During his career he owned security companies totaling over 300 employees. Phil never forgot what it was like just starting out and helped dozens of his fledgling competitors learn along the way. Phil was the founding father of the only non-profit association in Washington State for contractors and owners of contract security companies. First launched in 1983 as NW Security Executives it is now known as the Washington State Security Council, Inc. Since its founding this organization has been lead by top forward thinking security practitioners codifying the very first State legislation and laws requiring State mandated training and FBI finger print criminal background inspections. Today over 200 companies in the state must meet these requirements to obtain a license. Phil contributed his love of life, laughter and fellowship as a member of International Footprint Association 17 and the Keystone Kops. As such, he proudly donned his Keystone Kops uniform to participate in the many activities sponsoring Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs and other organizations helping children in need. Phil built many friendships in the Seattle and Brandon areas and will be deeply missed by all. He passed away quietly in retirement of heart complications at the age of 71.He leaves behind sons Sean David of Renton, TroyM (Debbie) of Newcastle; a daughter Sandra Lee Hunt (Steven) of Renton, his grandchildren Devin and Torey Anderson and newest granddaughter, Charlotte Marie Hunt. Additionally, he leaves behind the love of his life, his significant other, Pamela Ammons, nee Cooper. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Requiem Mass will be said at St. Matthews Anglican Church, Riverview, Florida at a future date. Condolences can be sent to Ms Ammons of 618 Oak Ridge, Brandon Florida 33510. To honor his dedication to helping children, donations can be made in his name to The Special Olympics. Arrangements have been made through Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon, Florida


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Pam Ammons

April 14, 2012

Philip, my love. I will miss you so very much. We may not have been able to spend the lifetime together that we dreamed of when we first fell in love, but we had the last years of your life. For that I am grateful. You have always been in my heart and there you will stay. I know that Andersons don't say "Good Bye" so I will say - until I see you again. I love you. P