April 21, 2019
Born in Manhattan
Resided in Catskill, New York
Born in 1959 in Manhattan, Andrew always had a mischievous glint in his eye. From an early age, he showed an artistic bent. He attended the High School of Art and Design in NYC and later Columbia-Greene Community College. He worked in numerous restaurants in NYS including Chalet Fondue, Carmen's, Thetford's, Margaret's, the Bavarian Manor, and the cafeteria at Columbia-Greene.
When he moved to California for love, he worked in restaurants and as a professional artist with a dedicated following. He dearly loved his daughter, Elizabeth Chavez, and her two cousins, Ryan & Jason Gossage, who lived with him and whom he helped raise to adulthood.
After a stroke in 2016 he moved back East to be with his family. He succumbed to complications of the stroke, kidney failure and Alpha-1 Anti-trypsin deficiency. He was predeceased by his father Robert and is survived by his mother, Mary, brother Edward (Joyce Lissandrello), sister Melissa (Bob Embling) and sister Janice (Robert Reichert) and numerous other relatives.
Donations in his name may be made to the Alpha-1 Foundation at https://www.alpha1.org/How-to-Help/Help-Raise-Funds/Donate. No flowers or plants can be accepted. A celebration of his life will be held at the home of Ed & Joyce, for those who knew, Andrew on Sunday, April 28th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. At a later date, services will be held near his childhood home on Staten Island.
Catskill, NY US 12414