Andrew Thomas Whitley, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, passed away in his sleep on the morning of February 10th 2014. Andrew was born to Andrew Rieger Whitley, DDM, and Louise Ebaugh Whitley on October 27th 1948 in New Orleans. He attended St. Martin's Episcopal School in Metairie. Graduating with a B.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Tulane University, Andrew worked for First National Bank of Commerce from the early 1970s thru 1988 and then Legg Mason, which eventually became Morgan Stanley. Andrew believed passionately in the future of New Orleans and was active in numerous civic organizations. He was treasurer of Longview House and Gardens and continued to serve on the finance committee after the completion of his term. He was also on the board of the Woodlands Conservatory when it acquired 900 acres of land for preservation and was on the finance committee of Christ Church Cathedral. Andrew was a lifelong member of the Southern Yacht Club and the Bienville Club. He was also a member of the Pickwick Club and the English Speaking Union. His many hobbies included sailing, for which he had a lifelong passion. He was a summer camp counselor at Southern Yacht Club in his teens where he taught sailing, competed in the 1964 Olympic Trials, and sailed competitively in the Twilight Races with his Flying Scot named Prestissimo for many years. He also enjoyed hiking in the Woodlands Conservancy with his loving wife Lucie. He is predeceased by his father, mother, and sister, Carolyn Whitley Strickler. He is survived by his wife, Lucie Ann Cius Whitley, his son Andrew Christopher Whitley, and his daughter-in-law Deirdre Margaret Whitley who is expecting his first grandchild in May. Andrew was a wonderful son, husband, and father who will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Longview House and Gardens at https://www.longuevue.com, The Woodlands Conservancy at http://www.woodlandsconservancy.org, or Christ Church Cathedral. Relatives and friends are invited to a Funeral Service at CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, 2919 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 2 PM. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM. Interment will be private. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Feb. 13 to Feb. 16, 2014