Andre Mark Hedrick
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Andre Mark Hedrick Resident of Concord Andre Mark Hedrick was born September 28, 1966. He was the only child of Howard and Norma Hedrick. As a result of his work in automating the telescope cameras at Vanderbilt University, he became a kernel-level programmer of the Linux operating system and found a professional home in the Silicon Valley. Despite his gregarious nature and loving family, Andre struggled with his own inner demons, demons that led him to take his own life on July 13, 2012. He is survived by wife Valerie, sons, Calvin, Mark, and Rhys, and a daughter, Patti. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service to be held on Friday, July 27 2012, at 4 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley, CA 94704. If so desired, memorial gifts may be made to: Andre Hedrick Memorial Fund, 5100 B-1 Clayton Rd. # 293, Concord, CA 94521

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Published in Contra Costa Times on Jul. 27, 2012.
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August 20, 2012
I just went to find Andre to send him an email here at work only to discover he was no longer with Cisco. When I searched on his name, I found this very sad news. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was delightful to work with. A real character, but always dedicated to creating the best technology. We shall all miss him very much.
Peri Steffenhagen
July 27, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Andre amazed us with many of his stories and thoughts on many issues related to the day. We will miss his presence on Sugarland Ct.
Warren & Sandi Gertz
July 27, 2012
Only know of Valerie from her wonderful singing, but our hearts go out to her and the family. They have been in our prayers since we learned of this tragedy.

Pete and Joan Benton
July 27, 2012
rest in peace your pain is over.
July 27, 2012
The world needs more of these unsung hero's. Ade
July 27, 2012
To the family: May the God of all comfort, comfort you as you move forward during this time of grief. My deepest sympathy.
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