Christopher T. Anderson, age 61, passed away peacefully at his home on April 29, 2023.
Chris was born and raised in Wilmington, DE, attending Wilmington Friends School and Alexis I. duPont High School. He then earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Virginia, where he also served as golf team captain during his senior year. After college Chris went on to enjoy successful careers as a Professional Golfer and as a Risk Management Advisor at Lyons Companies.
Chris was an accomplished golfer who will be joining his father and former Phillie Harry “The Horse” Anderson in the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in 2023. His golf career included the Delaware Junior, Delaware Amateur, and two Philadelphia Amateur titles, as well as a record seven Delaware Open Championships. Chris was also named the 1983 Delaware Athlete of the Year and was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top three golfers of all-time from the State of Delaware. He was a member of the Hogan/Nike Tour, the South African PGA and Canadian PGA Tours, and he qualified for five PGA Tour events during his career, including the 1996 PGA Championship.
Chris was a humble champion, always fun-loving and a good friend to so many. He cherished his time with his family, and most of all with his children as a devoted father. Chris was selfless, kindhearted and enjoyed helping others. He was generous with his time as a supporter of Special Olympics Delaware and as a board member of the Delaware SPCA and First Tee – Delaware. Chris was also proud to be honored by the Variety Club of Philadelphia for developing the Golf Buddy Program, which grew into a national program with other Variety Club Chapters.
Chris was preceded in death by his father, Harry, and is survived by his mother Gail, his son Harry, his daughter Lily and their mother Dina; his brother Todd (Beth), and their children Ellie, Brett and Bo.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Tee – Delaware, PO Box 419, Rockland, DE 19732 or Humane Animal Partners, 455 Stanton Christiana Rd., Newark, DE 19713.