Our beloved Trish Anderson passed away from breast cancer.
Patricia “Trish” Anderson, who was born Oct. 8, 1957, in Waukegan, Ill., was co-founder of WatchOutWeb Charities, Inc along with Eston Dunn. She was WatchOutWeb Vice-President of Programming and Business Management. She held a sports medicine degree and also studied music at Florida State University; she earned a massage therapist certification later in life.
“I remember having a talk with her and [asking] her, ‘What do you really want to do? What’s in your heart?’?” sister Sally Mishkin remembered. “And she said, ‘I really want to go into radio.’ So I said, ‘Well, OK, go for it.’?”
Anderson launched her radio career 36 years ago in Daytona Beach and ended up in South Florida, where she produced radio shows, voiced commercials, did interviews, reported news, covered sports and delivered traffic reports for radio stations that included WIOD and WINZ.
Anderson also was involved in a number of causes and charities raising money and awareness for AIDS, cancers, and other terminal illnesses. "She was my muse, I will miss her beyond measure," co-founder of WatchOutWeb Charities, Inc. Eston Dunn quoted when asked about her passing. "We were suppose to live Happily Ever After." Trish provided her vocal talents for the backer's reading for WatchOutWeb webshow "Making Lemonade" in the summer of 2011.
“We are going to celebrate her strength, her determination and her life,” niece Ruth Cuzan said concerning Trish's memorial service. “She didn’t want us to mourn her. She didn’t want this to be a somber occasion. She wanted this to be a remembrance, and more of a party.”
Trish died of breast and bone cancer March 31, 2012 while in hospice care in Fort Lauderdale. She was 54. A memorial service was scheduled for 7 p.m. April 14 at the First Congregational Church of Florida, 2501 NE 30th St., Fort Lauderdale.