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John Anders Svenson


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John Anders Svenson Obituary
December 9, 1942 - January 26, 2018 John Anders Svenson died January 26, 2018 at his home in Henderson, Nevada, of a heart attack at age 75. John was born on December 9, 1942 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of the late Dr. Sven O. Svenson and Edahjane C. Svenson. John spent some of the World War II years in Austin, Texas, living with his mother and his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Castner while his father served as a US Navy officer in the Pacific. After the war, John grew up in Worcester and graduated from Worcester North High School. John was a proud graduate of Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. After graduation, he took some graduate courses in biology before entering the business world as a management consultant with Wells Management in New York City. He later moved with Wells to Los Angeles where in 1984 he served as a senior officer with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, working with major Olympic sports associations and venues, as well as going to China to secure the first Chinese participation in recent Olympic Games. After the Olympics, John founded a sports consulting business working with various sports groups and especially the world of golf, a lifelong passion. This passion led him to work and partner with Percise, Gripos and AME in the sports equipment business with particular focus on precision grips for golf clubs, bicycles, motorcycles and other activities. When this company moved from California to the Las Vegas area, John became a resident of Henderson. John never having children of his own, adored his nephews and nieces. He is survived by his brother Charles and wife Sally, of New York City and their children, Alicia L. Svenson and husband Dr. Matthew B. Friese of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and Tait O. Svenson and wife Lindsay V. Svenson, and their sons Mason T. Svenson and Porter O. Svenson of Walnut Creek, California. John is also survived by his niece Tracie S. McWade, of Milford Massachusetts, the daughter of John' s late brother Orlin S. Svenson. John is also survived by his legion of friends who enjoyed his love of life and spirit of joy. He will be missed by family, friends and all who knew or worked with him. A celebration of John's life will be held in Henderson, Nevada, on February 10, 2018.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 6 to Feb. 11, 2018
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