Thomas Glenn Anderson

June 29, 1958March 14, 2013

THOMAS GLENN ANDERSON (June 29, 1958 – March 14, 2013) Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home in Plano for Thomas Glenn Anderson, age 54, who passed away after a courageous battle with ALS on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in McKinney, TX. Tom was born June 29, 1958 in Indianapolis, IN to David V. and Joanne (Peterson) Anderson. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Elizabeth (Haugen) Anderson and sons David Robert Anderson of Chicago, IL and Peter Castle Anderson of Denver, CO. Tom graduated from Purdue University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial management. He enjoyed a successful 30-year career in sales and sales management in the technology and semi-conductor industries. Tom will be fondly remembered for his unconditional love for his family and friends, devotion to Purdue sports, and his infectious and keen sense of humor. The strength and grace with which Tom fought ALS has served and will continue to serve as an inspiration to many. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in the memory of Mr. Thomas Anderson to ALS Therapy Development Institute, 300 Technology Square, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-441-7200,


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thomas Glenn Anderson

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Allison Lange

March 25, 2013

I went to Jr. High & High School with Tom... And, I was "one" of his JR. high girlfriends... LOVED his humor & so friendly!!! We had a BLAST in high school, too!!! ... Always, lot's of jokes between us... He went to Purdue & I went to the University of Wyoming... so, we had many years of not being in touch!!! LOVE our High School reunions & Facebook to stay connected!!! Many prayers to Betsy & his sons.... ;)

Beth & Chuck Thoele

March 23, 2013

Tom was an incredible man. We went to Carmel High School with him and he was a good friend of ours. So many happy & funny memories. We loved seeing him last yer at the ALS Benefit. We enjoyed meeting David & Peter. We marveled at his incredible attitude. His sense of humor was in tact and his smile never waivered. Heaven greeted it's newest angel with a party. :). Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family, Betsy.

Ryan & Shannon Slack

March 23, 2013

Betsy, David & Peter,

We have so many memories of Tom, and all of them make us smile. He was always so caring, such a proud father, and a loving husband. Tom was a genuinely great man, and he will be truly missed. Please know that our love and support is always here for you.

Beth & Chuck Thoele

March 23, 2013

We went to Carmel High School with Tom. He was a great friend and always made us laugh. He brought out the best in everyone. We marveled at the way he handled his ALS, with dignity and concern for others. He seemed to take it all in stride and was not going to have it define him. Heaven celebrated when he arrived. :)
We will miss him. Love to the entire family, Betsy, Peter and David. Our thoughts and prayers go with you.

Victor Giddings

March 22, 2013

Worked with Tom at Objective Interface Systems. Always kidding each other about the difference between salesmen and engineers. Quick with a smile and usually with a glint in his eye. We have and will continue to miss him.

Jacque Strege

March 21, 2013

Tom was a good man. His smile and sense of humor put most things in true perspective. He was also a lucky man, blessed with a loving and devoted family and many friends. He will be missed. My prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Nicole Marschal Carbetta

March 21, 2013

I worked with Tom at Objective Interface Systems. He made such a lasting impression on me. What a great man! He will be missed.

Steven Deller

March 20, 2013

When work was getting me down I could go in and talk with Tom and feel all was right with the world. He always welcomed me in with a smile.
I will miss him.

March 20, 2013

Tom was a good friend, a good boss, and an even better person.He had a great sense of what was right and standing up for it.
I wll miss him.

John Gallaudet, Annapolis, MD

John & Kathy Killam

March 20, 2013

Kathy and I have fond memories of Tom and Elizabeth. Our prayers go out to Tom, his whole family and friends. I've always known Tom as a caring heart filled individual. He was always bringing laughter into a room. He will be missed.