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Vigil Thursday, services Friday for Anders Pederson

Original post made on Nov 18, 2015

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church for Anders Pederson, who died Nov. 2 just over a week after surgery in which he donated a kidney to his sister Kelly.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 7:29 AM

Comments (10)

Posted by Sandra Betts
a resident of another community
on Nov 18, 2015 at 10:38 am

I remember Anders fondly, as a kind, intelligent, sensitive boy who never let his vision challenges stand in his way. He was such a joy and inspiration to those who knew him. We were all so blessed to have him, and yet feel cheated to lose this extraordinary person far too soon. I wish his lovely mother and sister my very deepest condolences. While I cannot be there in person at the memorial, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Posted by Julie Testa
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Nov 18, 2015 at 1:13 pm

What a story of love.
We knew the Pederson family at Vintage Hills, good kids, I remember lots of smiles.


Posted by Cindy York
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 18, 2015 at 6:08 pm

He was such a great kid at Vintage Hills. He will be missed. Sending hugs to the family.


Posted by Ted Alstott
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:54 am

Anders was on one of my soccer teams when he was very young, probably around 10, but I always remembered him, truly. He made a lasting, good impression on me even from that young age, and that limited involvement. It was his kindness. Anders kindness poured out of him and lasted. I'm sorry he's gone. We are all poorer from the loss, yet richer for any time spent with him.


Posted by Jeanne Winter
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 19, 2015 at 5:17 pm

My prayers to the entire family. I knew Anders and the other children in the early 1990's while beginning my work career at Pleasanton Valley Ins. Wonderful family! Melissa you are a rock-I admire you and wish you all the best. Love the Winter Family 🙏❤️


Posted by April
a resident of another community
on Nov 20, 2015 at 1:51 am

First met Anders in Japan when traveling around with Diehl sensei and he was living there. Haven't spoken to him in 10 years but I remember having a blast with him and a few of the other students we were traveling with, and I am shocked and sad to hear of his passing. my heart goes out to you guys.


Posted by Charli Hyden
a resident of Country Fair
on Nov 20, 2015 at 10:32 am

Melissa, Kelly & Austin, I am so, so sorry. In the many decades that I have been on this earth, this is the biggest tragedy that I have experienced. It's hard to know what to say. It just seems so senseless. God has a plan and we must know that and know that at some time, we will understand. Peace to all of you and God Bless You.


Posted by Tom Henn
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:37 pm

My heart and prayers go out to the entire family. I am at a loss for words for such a loving gift to a sister.

God Bless You,


Posted by S.
a resident of another community
on Dec 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm

I met Anders at SCU, in a Japanese language or culture class. Although we didn't keep in touch after graduation, I was very saddened to hear of his passing. I remember him as a distinctively kind individual.


Posted by So sad.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 4, 2015 at 9:52 am

RiP good man.


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