KEITH A. ANDERSON
1931 - 2021
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Keith A. Anderson, DDS
December 20, 1931 – April 11, 2021

After a long struggle with dementia, Keith, a Palos Verdes Estates resident for 48 years, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and came to Southern California when he was about 14. He graduated from Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, CA in 1949, from Occidental College in 1953 and, after a stint in the Air Force, from USC School of Dentistry in 1960. He practiced dentistry in Riviera Village for 45 years, retiring in 2005.
Keith led an active and varied life which included
skiing, water skiing, travel, SCUBA diving, and flying in
a private plane in which he was part owner. He loved classical music, and with his wife, Laurie, had season tickets to both the L.A. Philharmonic and the Peninsula Symphony. He was also a classic jazz (Dixieland, New Orleans & Chicago) aficionado, and the couple attended many festivals around California.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Laurie, sons Curt (Lisa) and Craig (Julia) and three grandchildren, Colin, Claudia and Emily. His corny sense of humor will be missed by all. They are all very grateful to the caregivers at Belmont Village, Rancho Palos Verdes, where he lived during the past nine months, and the Bristol Hospice team who made his transition much easier.
A celebration of Keith's life will be planned by the
family at a later date.

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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Apr. 22, 2021.
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April 22, 2021
Keith was a instructor of mine when I attended USC Dental School. Very thorough intructor and was one of the reasons I went back to USC Graduate Orthodontic program. Nice individual and good dentist. Lou Mascola
lou mascola DDS
Student
April 19, 2021

Dr. Anderson was my dentist starting in 1976 until he retired. He was a very good dentist and a wonderful man. I liked to listen to his flying stories and his jokes! I was sad when he retired and even sadder to learn of his passing. RIP Dr. Anderson. My sincere condolences to his wife and family.
Patricia Arnold
Friend
April 16, 2021
Dear Laurie......Nancy and I were shocked and saddened to see in today's Breeze that Keith passed away. We have many good memories of you both and our time together in the Arrowhead cabin. Keith was a super nice guy and a beautiful human being with a great sense of humor. Our sincere condolences and sympathy for your loss, and R.I.P. Keith.
Love,
Nancy and Dick Croxall
Nancy and Dick Croxall
Friend
April 16, 2021
Dr. Anderson was my first dentist and I may have been one of his first patients in the early 60's. He was always very cordial and asked about my family when I visited although it's hard to communicated with all the apparatus he put in my mouth. May his memory be eternal.
Ron Sesco
Ron Sesco
April 16, 2021
Dear Laurie,
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband. I send my condolences to you and your family. I’m sorry that you won’t be able to celebrate his life right now because of the pandemic, but I’m sure that you will be able to do so soon.
Sincerely,
Alexis Sheehy
Alexis Sheehy
April 16, 2021
Dr. A will be missed by many, it was my pleasure to work with him until his retirement. I loved the way he was with our patients, at times left the treatment area when he and his pals would tell jokes. What a sense of humor he had and often teased him about his jokes. Peace be with you Dr. A and to your family. Thank you for the many memories.
Lin Bracy
Coworker
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