Brad Alan Anderson

  • Wednesday March 18, 2015
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December 17, 1954 �" January 3, 2015

Brad Alan Anderson died in San Francisco a few weeks after his 60th birthday. He is survived by his partner, Bob Friedland; his sister, Lonnie; his brother, Steve; and friends in San Francisco and San Diego.

Brad was born in Cherokee, Iowa in 1954 and attended high school nearby. At the age of 20, he joined the U.S. Navy and served for three years. He later had a 20-year career at UC San Diego as a college adviser. In 2005, he moved to San Francisco to attend San Francisco State University and completed a degree in art history and ceramics. He worked for SFSU for seven years until his health caused him to retire.

Brad enjoyed swimming, exercise, the beach, reading, dancing, art, and food. He was gifted at creating beautiful ceramic sculptures. He was known for his wit and dry sense of humor. One of the highlights of his life was visiting Europe for the first time with Bob and having the opportunity to see many of the artworks that he had studied in college.

Brad is sadly missed by his partner, Bob, his family, and his friends who knew him.

Private services will be held in San Francisco May 16.