A memorial service and funeral mass are set for Eric Anderson, the Kentridge High School athletic director who died July 7.
A “Livin’ the Dream” service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 22, in the Kentridge gym, 12430 SE 208th St., to celebrate the impact Anderson had on those who knew and loved him. Those who attend are asked to wear the school colors of green and gold, if possible. The service is for all students, alumni, staff and families.
A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 23, at St. Stephen the Martyr Church, 13055 SE 192nd St., in Renton.
Anderson, a teacher, coach and Kentridge’s longtime athletic and activities director, unexpectedly died in his sleep at home. He was 57. Anderson, of Kent, died of heart disease, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
He was born Aug. 16, 1960 in Enumclaw, according to his obituary at yahnandson.com. He graduated from Enumclaw High in 1978, where he was Homecoming King in 1977.
Anderson received a bachelor of arts in education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma in 1982 and a master of arts in education from the University of Washington in 1992. He was a proud supporter of each school and followed their athletic teams with fervor.
He began his teaching career in 1983 at Tonasket High School, where he taught social studies and coached sports. He took a teaching job in 1985 at Meeker Junior High in the Kent School District, where he taught social studies and coached sports. He switched to Kentridge in 1998 and two years later became the athletic director.
He married Margy Albrecht on July 18, 1987. They had son Ian in 1992 and daughter Maria in 1996. Survivors include his wife Margy Anderson; children Ian and Maria Anderson; mother, Emae Anderson; brothers, Tom (Cindi) and Ken Anderson; and sister, Mary (Dale) Holland.
Family and friends say that Anderson will always be remembered for his effortless laugh, quick wit, catchy one liners and fun loving attitude.
Students had a candlelight vigil for Anderson on July 9 at the Kentridge gym.
Memorials may be made to the Kentridge High School PTSA with Eric Anderson Memorial Scholarship written in the memo.