It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved member, Tommy Anderson. Tommy, 67, passed away after battling cancer. Tommy grew up in Pennsylvania until his family moved to New Jersey when he was 15. He graduated from high school in Turnersville in 1968. Following high school, Tommy was in the U.S. Navy for four years then worked as a pipefitter at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
Tommy met his wife, Judy, in the winter of 1976 in New Jersey. About a year later they moved to Southern California where he worked at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. From 1983 to 1988, Tommy and Judy lived in New Jersey before returning to Southern California.
Tommy began his real estate career in 1988 as a part-time agent with Laura Lee at Century 21 Astro in Cerritos, CA. Within a very short time, he became the top listing agent among all the full-time agents in the office. The broker encouraged and convinced both Tommy and Judy that he should be full-time in the business. That was the end of pipe-fitting and the beginning of what would become a lengthy, successful career in real estate.
After a while Tommy moved to Century 21 A Marketplace near the traffic circle, which is now known as Coldwell Banker. Because of his success with selling condominiums, he became known as the "Condo King." In early 1990, his then-wife, Judy, got her real estate license and they became known as the "Condo Couple."
Around 1990, Tommy received the Centurion Agent award. A few years later they relocated to Laguna Niguel where they joined Lakeview Realtors. He had most recently worked for Coastal Castles in San Clemente.
A celebration of life event will be held on Monday, November 20 at 4:30 PM at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church.
Laguna Beach United Methodist Church 21632 Wesley Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651