Dave was a graduate of Punahou High school (Class of 1950) and Claremont Men's College. After College he served as an Officer with the Army and he serendipitously was in the right place at the right time and positioned as the social director at the officer's club in Germany. Dave's being the consummate host would not end there, and everyone he met was touched by his generosity, hospitality and infectious joy for life. When he returned to Honolulu after the war, and early in his career he worked for Finance Factors and met his wife Jeanne A. Anderson. Together they raised their three children Malia, Maile and Mike. Dave had a long and successful career as a General contractor and Real Estate Developer. He was famous for the "roof is up" celebrations and always threw the best "Pau Hana" parties for his employees.
Dave met the love of his life, wife Bodil M. Anderson, 43 years ago. Together they traveled the world, ran the Planation Spa in Kaaawa and sailed their boat frequently off Waikiki.
He loved all things Hawaiian, piloting his plane which was like his station wagon in the sky, sailing his boat and he was an avid skier. He shared those passions with his many friends and family. Dave was a dog lover, a horse lover and cherished his annual weeklong horseback ride in the Santa Ynez Valley as a member of the "Rancheros Vistadores". He never missed a ride up until 2019.
In 2006, he and his wife Bodil moved to Kula, Maui full time and continued to travel the world, visiting family and friends in Sweden yearly, making 6 Atlantic crossings and one crossing from Tahiti to Hawaii in a sailboat that took 16 days.
His past memberships include, Outrigger Canoe Club, Pacific Club, Maui Country Club, Hawaii Yacht Club, Rancheros Vistadores, YPO, Rotary and he sponsored many Transpac Boats.
Dave is survived by his wife Bodil M. Anderson; daughter Malia Anderson Vandervoot and son-in-law Joseph Evans; son Michael Anderson; grandchildren: Hans Vandervoort, Vanessa Vandervoort, Davey Anderson; great granddaughter Iwa Vandervoort; and stepmother June R. Anderson.
A Private Ceremony in Makawao will be held
and a Celebration of life at a later Date.
The Anderson Family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to
Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793