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.