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
Published in Contra Costa Times on Jul. 27, 2012.