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Jeffrey Michael Anderson


Last updated 1/30/2020 at 4:07pm | View PDF

Jeffrey "Jeff" Michael Anderson, 61, of Hinsdale passed away Jan. 25, 2020.

After a week of farewells from his loving family and friends, he leaves behind a legacy of love and humor, enriching the lives of all those who knew him.

Jeff was born in Peterborough, Ontario, in 1958 and was raised in Toronto. He graduated from Queen's University (Commerce) in Kingston, Ontario, in 1981. After a financial career in Toronto and Pittsburgh, he then moved to Chicago and eventually reinvented his career as a senior solutions engineer in the telecom industry.

He left with many fond memories and even more valued friendships. Although there were many retirement plans unrealized with his early passing, Jeff had a full and wonderful life filled with family, friends, travel, sport and a love of the outdoors. Jeff was an antique enthusiast and had a great appreciation and vision for construction and architecture. He certainly managed to pack far more than 61 years of adventures into his time with us.

He was preceded in death by his father, Doug Anderson; and his mother-in-law, B.C. Collins.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 25 years, Alisa; his children, Meredith, Ben, and Mac; his mother, Carol; his brothers, Dave (Diane) and Bob (Christina) Anderson; his father-in-law, Rip; his brother-in-law, Bill (Patty); his sisters-in-law, Ann and Kim Collins; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.

A celebration of life will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams St., Chicago.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation at; Wellness House in Hinsdale at or a cancer charity of choice.


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