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Curtis J. Anderson

December 2, 2013

Curtis J. Anderson

Curtis John Anderson was born on January 30, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan. His parent are Curtis “Rod” and Maureen “Reene” (nee Korth) Anderson. He died on Monday, December 2, 2013 at the N.Y.U. Medical Center, after a fierce and courageous battle with cancer. Curt was 54 years of age.

Curt was a resident of Birmingham, MI for 17 years and a former resident of Troy, MI. He graduated from Troy High School in 1977 where he was member of the baseball team, student government and the class clown.  Curt is known by many for his tremendous sense of humor.  He was a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan, graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree and in 1994 with his Masters in Business Administration. Curtis was the owner of Corporate Web Services, a company that he founded in 1996.  He was a former manager with E.D.S. and co-founder of Ann Arbor Software. He was a former board member for Birmingham Little League Baseball and Allie’s Angels.

Curt had a passion for life.  In his youth his passion was Little League Baseball. He had a wonderful childhood with his parents and siblings in Troy.  He came of age in the tech age and personal computing became his next passion.  He loved everything about U of M, his computer engineering classes, the football, the volleyball, his friends and their adventures. Upon graduation, he and his brother Scott, started Ann Arbor Software.  They developed a word processor that rivaled Microsoft Word, almost.  Once he married Lana, his passion was her.  They enjoyed traveling to Europe, Australia, and throughout the US before their children were born.  Every day since they were born, they were his passion.  He started Corporate Web Services because he was an entrepreneur at heart and couldn’t let the internet revolution pass him by.  While he enjoyed the company’s success, he most enjoyed the flexibility it gave him to spend time with his family.  Curt walked the children to school, quizzing them on spelling words along the way.  He taught them to ride bikes, swim, and play catch.  He went to every practice, every game and swim meet.  He coached many of their teams.  He taught them to be kind and generous, to be strong and courageous.   Being Tommy, Mitchell and Linnea’s dad was the joy of his life.

Curt was the beloved husband of Lana L. (nee Leinard) Anderson and they were married for 20 years.  Loving father of Thomas J. Anderson, Mitchell C. Anderson and Linnea M. Anderson . Devoted son of Rod and Reene.  Dear brother of Scott  Anderson (Kath), Tracie Hawkinson (Ed) and Tammy Cooper (Jeff). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The Anderson Family will receive friends Friday, December 6, 2013 from 3-8p.m. at  A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak. The  Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 3:00p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Visitation at church begins at 2p.m.

The Anderson Family suggests memorial tributes to SU2C – MRA Melanoma Dream Team www.standup2cancer.org.  

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