O.J. Anderson died on Sept. 10, 2005, surrounded by family, here on Orcas Island.
O.J. and his wife, Mary Creed, started coming to Orcas Island shortly after their daughter, Mimi Anderson, and son-in-law, Steve Diepenbrock, moved here in 1988. O.J. and Mary Creed decided to make Orcas their permanent home in 2003. A memorial for O.J. was held at Victorian Valley Chapel Sept. 14 with the Rev. Craig West officiating.
Born in St.Louis, Missouri in 1928, he attended grade school in Sewickley, Penn. A graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., where he was captain of the football team during his senior year, he went on to establish himself as a formidable presence on the front line of the Yale University varsity squad.
After Yale, O.J. went on to Harvard Business School, earning his MBA in 1956. During the interim, from 1950 to 1954, he served on active duty as a junior officer in the United States Navy. From 1956 to 1960, he was a management consultant with A. & H. Kroeger Associates in New York. Between 1961 and 1984, he was actively involved as a stockholder, officer and director of Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette, Inc. In 1970 he helped organize Alliance Capital Management Corporation, DLJ’s investment management subsidiary.
O.J. is survived by his wife, Mary Creed; his daughter, Mimi; his son, Peter; and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Lahari Hospice and Respite Care, P.O. Box 50, Deer Harbor, WA 98230.