Matthew J. Anderson, 35, partner in consulting firm

November 14, 2003

Matthew John Anderson, a partner in a Virginia management consulting firm and former Towson resident, died of liver cancer Monday at his home in Fairfax, Va. He was 35.

Mr. Anderson was born in Baltimore and raised in Towson. He was a 1985 graduate of Towson High School, where he played soccer, basketball and baseball. He was Rotary International's Student of the Year for 1985.

He earned a bachelor's degree in 1989 in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. Since 1990, he had been a partner in Federal Client Group of Accenture LLP, a Reston, Va.-based management consultant.

In 1995, Mr. Anderson married his college sweetheart, Cathy Long. She is an instructor in information systems technology at Northern Virginia Community College.

An avid golfer, Mr. Anderson founded the Rhino Golf Tournament in 1984. The annual event was held at Clifton Park in Baltimore until a recent move to a course in Herndon, Va.

Mr. Anderson enjoyed scuba diving and snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands and spending time with his sons, Christopher, 6, Connor, 4, and Scott, 1.

Also surviving are his mother, Myrna Anderson of Towson; three brothers, Dr. Eric Anderson of McLean, Va., Bruce Anderson of Allentown, Pa., and Dr. Steve Anderson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and his paternal grandmother, Myrtle Wilson of Chinook, Mont.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Va.

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