OBITUARY

Stephen R. Anderson

January 18, 1942February 3, 2012

Business Owner, Humanitarian, and Boxing Historian.

Stephen R. Anderson, age 70, owner and president of A-C Construction and Moorpark R-V Storage died at Los Robles Hospital on Friday, February 3, 2012 following a tragic incident on Wednesday afternoon.

Born on January 18, 1942, in Claremont, New Hampshire to the late Melvin and Naomi Anderson, he attended John A. Sutter Middle School in Canoga Park, and graduated from Reseda High School in 1960. During his teenage years, he was an accomplished amateur boxer who trained with Frank Goodman.

In 1962, he moved to Thousand Oaks and began working in the construction industry. By 1966, he co-founded his first business, A-C Construction. For over 25 years, the company expanded and eventually spearheaded several multimillion dollar projects throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and Texas with hundreds of employees. By 1995, he transitioned out of construction, and formed Moorpark R-V and Storage.

Throughout his life, Steve had an unwavering passion for history and details, amassing an impressive collection of boxing memorabilia and civil war artifacts. Additionally, he was an international traveler and was one among the first western tourists allowed in the USSR in 1974.

Stephen was a member of the Sons of Norway, a homeowner in New Hampshire and a supporter of VFW, as well as a member of the American Legion. Additionally, he was a significant political donor to the Republican Party, and benefactor to many charitable organizations including the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Banny; his son and wife, Victor and Joanne in Oak Park; his son Stephen in New York, NY; his grandson, Brendon in Los Angeles. He is further survived by other relatives in New England, Norway and many pals throughout the world.

Funeral services for Stephen Anderson were held at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, February 5 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Pierce Brothers Chapel, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. A memorial service was held at Corrigan’s Steak House, 556 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks from 12 noon until 3:00 p.m. Friends stayed for the Super Bowl and rooted for Steve’s favorite team, the New England Patriots.

In lieu of flowers, people are encouraged to donate to ‘Kids Gloves’ - 1663 E. Los Angeles Ave. Simi Valley, CA 93063.

Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Mortuary, Westlake Village, CA.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, February 5, 2012
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Joshua Forster

February 21, 2012

Banny, my condolences on your loss. I just learned the news of Steve's passing today from Victor. Steve will be missed; but I take some small comfort in knowing that now he is entertaining the "pals" that preceded him on that big construction site in the sky.

Cathy Giuliani

February 17, 2012

Banni... I am so sorry that Steve passed away and hope that you are coping well. I just have to say that Steve was the only friend of my brother Maxie's who stood by him through all of his struggles...he was such a good friend. I also appreciated so much his continued concern for Ricci for all the years since Maxie left us. I know you will miss him dearly and I hope that you find comfort in all your great memories.
Regards,
Cathy Giuliani

February 10, 2012

Our granddaughter Paige Goldman is a student in Ms. Anderson's class and we were saddened to learn of Stephen's sudden and tragic passing. Words cannot suffice for the loss that the family suffered and we join in extending our deepest condolences to Paige's wonderful teacher and the family in their loss.

Suzy Goldman

February 10, 2012

Banny, I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a nice guy. The kids @ school miss you & so do I. I am praying for you & your family.

February 9, 2012

I was shocked when I learned of Steve's passing and especially the circumstances. Steve loved life and wrote the scenes his way. Steve was Steve and everyone knew who he was. He overcame obstacles that would overwhelm anyone else, but always managed to make it through. I'm sorry he's passed, but I'm glad I knew him. My condolences to Banny and the family.
Darlene Aletano (Coeur d Alene, Idaho)

Judi Hotwagner

February 8, 2012

So many memories of Steve from the early 60's & thru the years. My son was named after Steve because I so admired him as the man he was. The world is a little less wonderful without Steve.
Judi (De Roche) Hotwagner

Larry & Mary Lingerfelt

February 8, 2012

Mrs. Anderson and family, Please accept our condolences on the tragic loss of your husband and father.
Larry & Mary Lingerfelt, Moorpark

Bob and Patty Taylor

February 7, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this unnameable sadness!

Jenifer Clark

February 7, 2012

I am so sorry for you loss, My prayers, are with all of you at this very tragic time. God Bless.

Jenifer Clark,

February 7, 2012

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Steve.
We were not the closest of friends but he helped me once
when I was in need.
Rich Benegas