FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Scott E. Anderson, who battled ALS for nine years, died at his home in Fairfield on Monday, Nov. 13. He was 63.
With a career in computer industry sales, Anderson worked with Prime Computer, Triteal and Cybersafe. His last job was with Sun Microsystems, where he met his wife.
He was a natural athlete and enjoyed competing in all sports. His favorites included soccer, paddle, tennis, and golf — "basically anything that was blown up or stuffed," his obituary said. He was well-decorated with trophies and tournament wins, but he was best known for his sportsmanship and finesse on the courts and fields.
Anderson enjoyed building, fixing, tinkering and gardening. Most of all, he enjoyed music — listening, watching people perform, building playlists, and practicing on his acoustic and electric guitars.
He had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a terminal disease with no cure, for more than nine years.
"He set the battlefield as to how he was going to fight the disease with a determined stubbornness to deal with it his way," his obituary said. "His courage was only rivaled by his compassion and love for his family and friends."
Anderson was born in Attleboro, Mass. to Harold (Andy) and Elizabeth (Betty) Anderson.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer “Jenny” Anderson; his three children: son Erik, daughter Dana Anderson and her husband Joey Costa, and son Owen; newborn grandson Henry Scott Costa; his siblings, Peter and his wife Kathleen Anderson, Carol Anderson and her husband Arthur Lungo and Bruce and his wife Yvonne Fournier; and five nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service followed by a reception at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: CT Hospice, ALSA, Wakeman Boys & Girls Club, or Grassroots Tennis.
Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home in Fairfield is handling the arrangements.
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