LIFE TRIBUTE – Paul Thomas Anderson

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Paul Thomas Anderson


Paul Thomas Anderson, age 65, of Long Beach, California, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach.

Born November 22, 1952 in Buffalo, New York, he was the son of the late Lewis H. Anderson and the late Ruth (Dinki) Anderson; brother of Judith (John) Esposito of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Kathleen (Lawrence) Zidow of Tampa, Florida; uncle of six nieces and nephews; also survived by 10 great-nieces and nephews, and 24 first cousins.

Paul obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Hamline University of Minnesota in 1974, and advanced degrees from the University of Buffalo, New York University, Learning Tree University and Los Angeles Community College in California, where he lived for 35 years.

Paul’s work experience included teacher, computer programmer, technology trainer, project engineer, and database specialist. Paul had a passion for tennis and skiing, volunteer activities at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and attending music performances.