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Christopher Clinton Andrews

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Christopher Clinton Andrews was found dead in his home in Los Altos, CA Wednesday evening, June 13, 2012. Chris was born in Morrisville, VT on August 13, 1956. Chris was preceded in his death by his mother, Elizabeth Charlotte Redlich Andrews who died on April 13, 1971. Chris is succeeded by his two children, James and Michelle, whom he had with his former wife, Veronica. Chris is also succeeded by his father, Richard, step-mother, Karyn, brothers Rich and Sean, and sister, Johanna who are all deeply saddened by his loss.

Chris and his family moved to Palo Alto, California where he attended Escondido Elementary School, Terman Junior High School, and Henry M. Gunn Senior High School. Chris was a part of Gunn High School Tennis Team's record 10 year winning streak of 152 straight dual match wins. Chris attended Foothill Junior College where he partnered with Larry Stefanki to capture the State Junior College Doubles Title and received his A.A. Degree. Chris then attended University of Utah on a full tennis scholarship and received a B. A. in Psychology.

Chris had a productive and distinguished professional career that transcended the tennis, Silicon Valley, entertainment, and business worlds. Most notably Chris founded UniDisc Corporation as a pioneer in the CD Rom industry and later LiveCast Corporation. Chris authored and published: "The Education of a CD-ROM Publisher; An Insider's History of Electronic Publishing". Chris raised $250,000 for Musiccares through the production and sale of the history of the Grammies on a CD-Rom. Chris worked for industry giants such as IP Sharp and Associates, Hewlett Packard, as well as serving as the Director of Business Development for the Grammies for a decade. Chris' latest venture, Soundlink, is a start up company based on e-commerce patents Chris developed which enable linking sound and content on the internet. Also we are requesting donations to help James and Michelle. Please send donations for James and Michelle to: Rich Andrews, 112 Wilson Court, Folsom, CA 95630. The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 11:00 am at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on June 20, 2012
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