I'm stunned, speechless and truly heartbroken by this news. Andy was a dear friend and a wonderful soul. I'm so sad right now that words can not convey my grief.
We shared so many things from music to computers and then I introduced him to my passion - Disc Golf. I took him to play his first round of Disc Golf at Borderlands State Park and he then passed his passion for the sport along to his friend Ross. Andy fell in love with Disc Golf and then he fell in love with Andresa.
Andy came to visit me in Maui about 11 and a half months ago because he wanted to introduce me to Andresa and he wanted to show her Maui. He told me he met the love of his life and he couldn't wait for me to meet her.
He flew to Maui and then the four of us - Me, my other half Kim Watkins, Andy & Andresa - shared one last afternoon together at the Hyatt Regency Maui pool where they were staying.
The four of us spent a delightful afternoon eating nachos & chicken wings, sitting by the pool and having a few Mai Tai's. Always the generous soul, he would not let me pick up the tab... "Your money is no good here" he told me. My last meal with Andy was nachos & chicken wings and a few Mai Tai's sitting seaside in Maui. He wouldn't have had it any other way.
He was so excited that Andresa and Andy were perfect names that were perfectly matched together. It was the happiest I had ever seen him.
We talked often of
golf and we had played many rounds together at Round Hill. His favorite golf story was talking about playing St. Andrews and the challenge of the infamous "Road Hole".
We shared a mutual love of the Grateful Dead and a love of computers and music and golf and disc golf. He said he couldn't wait to take me out on his new boat.
I am proud to say that he was one of my best friends that I have ever had and one of the. I was honored to sit shiva wit him at has fathers funeral. Andy was honest, caring, intelligent, compassionate, hard working, fun loving, loyal, jovial, and above all a great listener who always had great advice, told great stories, and had a love of life that was unparalleled and it shined from within. He glowed.
I will always miss him and I am so thankful that I got to see him one last time.
Rest peacefully my dear brother. We will meet again someday.
Your Friend For Ever, I'll miss you buddy.
~ Jonathan Wise