Dennis Ray Anderson of Raleigh passed away on Monday November 3, 2014 at the age of 59. Dennis was born on March 17, 1955, in Louisville, Kentucky to James and Carolyn Adams Anderson. He graduated from Purdue University in 1978 with a M.S. in Computer Science. Dennis worked as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories in Piscataway, NJ for 7 years and as a Senior Software Engineer at IBM in Research Triangle Park for 30 years. He developed a real camaraderie with everyone with whom he worked.
Dennis leaves behind his beloved wife of 32 years, Cathy, and their two daughters Heather and Michelle Anderson. He was a loving father and devoted husband whose proudest accomplishment was watching his daughters grow up to become a Pediatrician and Pharmacist. He enjoyed cooking, traveling, playing the piano, and going to hockey games and concerts with his wife. He never knew a stranger and made friends at the local coffee shop and restaurants that he frequently visited.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, Jim and Shirley Anderson of Shepherdsville, KY; one sister, Cheryl Simpson and husband Scott of Boston, MA; two brothers, Gary Anderson and wife Beth of Constantine, KY and David Anderson of Brandenburg, KY; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Anderson.
A visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, from 2:30 to 4:00pm at Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh followed by the funeral service at 4:00pm.