Mr. Anderson was a native of Oak Park, Illinois, attended Harvard College, completed his undergraduate work at Colorado State University and received a doctorate in animal nutrition from North Carolina State University, his wife said.
Ms. Winkler said she met her husband-to-be in Cincinnati, where he was working in product safety for Procter & Gamble — and avoiding a management position that would take him away from research — and she was heading a marketing department for a jewelry manufacturer. They were married for 27 years, she said.
In his career, he published 38 peer-reviewed articles and was well-known within the scientific circles in which he traveled, she said.
In controlling his problems with alcohol, in addition to not drinking for 51 years, managing his stress levels and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Mr. Anderson found relief for a time in the academic tutoring of students of color at Menlo-Atherton High, his wife said.
When Ms. Winkler ran for the City Council, her husband was "very helpful," though did not involve himself in civic affairs, she said.
As a retired couple, they traveled and taught conversational English in Russia, China, Turkey and Thailand, Ms. Winkler said. In return, they received stipends and a place to live. Later, they worked as docents in Hawaii, taking tourists on walks on the big island.
When traveling in the United States and Europe, they usually rode bicycles, Ms. Winkler said.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife; his daughter, Meredith Anderson; two stepsons; and two granddaughters.
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