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Andrew Berkenkamp

Phoenix - Andrew Charles Berkenkamp passed away March 16, 2020. He was born March 29, 1982 at St. Joseph's Hospital to Charles and Elizabeth Berkenkamp.

Drew attended Madison Simis and Madison Meadows before starting Brophy College Prep. While at Brophy he played Varsity Baseball and Football, graduating in May of 2000.

He began the University of Arizona in the fall of 2000, and pledged Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He graduated in January of 2006 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Andrew was a passionate painter, poet and musician, with a warm heart, and welcoming smile for anyone he came across in his life.

He has now joined his father, Chuck, and his grandparents John and Alyce Wilde, and Charles and Ruth Berkenkamp in heaven.

He will be dearly missed by his mother Elizabeth, brothers James and Chris, sister-in-law Andrea, and stepfather Tom.


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Published in The Arizona Republic from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2020.
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June 5, 2020
Andrew was my friend. He was kind, warm, and quick with a smile. Even as a young boy, I never remember him being angry, even when it was warranted. He was so funny and I can vividly remember laughing so hard with him. He will be missed and I am grateful to have known him.

My prayers are with Andrew and his family. May God take him into His embrace.

Rest easy, Berk.
Philip Band
April 29, 2020
Andrew, You will truly be missed by so many people! I will never forget our fun bike rides down Central and your Contagious laugh. You were such a wonderful person Drew. I will cherish all of our memories. I send my condolences to the Berkencamp family!!!
Kerry Holcombe
April 24, 2020
Dear Liz and family,
You have my deepest sympathy.
Prayers are being made for Andrew
and strength for you all at this time.
Carolyn Hartman
March 26, 2020
On behalf of your pledge brothers from Fiji (Fall 2000), Berk, you will be missed! I wish we would've seen more of one another since our college years. The news of your passing is very hard to swallow. May you rest in peace, with your father and our dear friend Hunter.

Love to the Berkenkamp family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sam Catanese
Sam Catanese
March 25, 2020
You will be missed and never forgotten Drew. A lot of my best memories I had at BCP, UofA, and thereafter were with you! Berkenkamp boys and Mrs. B, be strong and keep him on your shoulder. Condolences and huge embraces to all three of you.
Adam Maynard
March 24, 2020
Sweet Andrew i recall you running in the sprinklers in the back yard with your brothers you truly will be missed i loved to draw with you as a toddler. im proud to have been there. rest in peace my little Andrew . Liz you no how much I love you an those boys you are in my heart always be strong love kelly .
kelly ledger
March 23, 2020
Drew, you will be missed so much and my heart aches for your family. Your smile always put a smile on anyone face. You gave a lot of yourself to others. Ive known you since middle school, made PB sandwiches for you and your younger brother back then! I was your moms student helper...Mrs. Berkencamp and family: I only wish you comfort, somehow, in that he is resting, peacefully. I dont know what else to say except he will not be forgotten and neither will any of you.
Natalie Walker
March 23, 2020
Dear Liz,
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Wrapping my arms around you from 2000 miles away and sending you lots of love.

xx diane
Diane Hill
March 23, 2020
Drew has been a ray of sunshine to so many people in his life. Bright, kind and passionate, I've always admired his strength and positivity. He will be very missed. Sending all my love to the family.
March 22, 2020
Andrew was a brother to me and I will miss him eternally. Throughout lifes ups and downs we maintained a close relationship and I am so grateful. Drew will be missed by thousands and remembered by more.
John Foraker
March 22, 2020
Drew you are so loved. Im so sorry to all of Drews family. May he remain your beacon of light through good and bad times, because he had the brightest, purest, most positive light that radiated out of him in all that he did. He brought joy to everyone that knew him. Please watch over us Drew!
Stephanie Thompson
March 22, 2020
RIP fellow Brophy alum.
Eric J. Halvorson
March 21, 2020
I didn't know you for long, but it was both a pleasure and an honor to have known you. Rest in peace my friend. You are surely missed.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess
I wish you enough hello's to get you through the final goodbye.
Tanya Rathjen
March 21, 2020
I was a neighbor of Drews for the past 4 years and he was always there to welcome you with a warm and genuine smile. One of the kindest people I have ever met with a heart as big as his personality. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Please know that all of us at his complex loved him and will miss him dearly.
March 21, 2020
Liz, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. Please know you are in my prayers during this difficult time.
Carol Turner
March 21, 2020
Oh, Liz Iam am so sad for you and your boys.
Mary has her arms out to him too.
May peace enter your broken heart....
Posey Nash
March 21, 2020
We are so sad and can only imagine how broken your heart is at the loss of Drew Fly High, Drew....straight into the loving arms of God.
Gretchen B
March 21, 2020
Thank you for passing along this picture of Drew. May your memories be flooded with his creative energies and gentle nature. Our love to you all.
Shotsy & Ward Johnson
March 20, 2020
Andrew was a gentle soul who was loved by many. So sorry he is gone.
Jill Estep
March 20, 2020
My condolences are extended as you mourn the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and strength to cope during this trying time. (Psalm 90:10)
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