Walter "Walt" Raleigh Anderson III
1943 - 2016
Walter “Walt” Raleigh Anderson, III, passed away October 11, 2016 at his home in Santa Barbara, CA, from complications of diabetes. He was born June 30, 1943 at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., to Walter R. Anderson, Jr, and Elsie E. Anderson. He spent his youth in Edgewater, MD, graduating from Annapolis High School in 1961 and then later earning a business degree from the University of Maryland. After graduation he initially worked with the Hecht Co. but relocated to Ventura, CA, in 1973 to work in healthcare with the Ventura County Medical Foundation. He later moved to Santa Barbara, CA, to be Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Medical Foundation. In 1981, he partnered with his wife, Denni, to successfully establish Walter R. Anderson Insurance Services, Inc., specializing exclusively in placing lawyer professional liability insurance. Walt is survived by Denni and their son Raleigh J. Anderson (Chrissy) of Santa Barbara, his daughters Laura Rossini (Vincent) of Villa Park, CA, and Kelly Anderson of Irvine, CA, grandsons Colin Rossini and Brayden and Parker Anderson, granddaughter Olivia Rossini and brother Charlie Anderson (Karen)of Corona Del Mar, CA. Walt was an avid golfer and baseball fan having in earlier days cheered the 1950’s Washington Senators but ultimately becoming a dedicated Los Angeles Dodgers devotee. He loved the California experience and relished his annual sojourn to Napili Kai beach and golfing at the Kapalua resort in Maui.