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Christopher Clinton Andrews

Resident of Los Altos

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.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jun. 20, 2012.
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October 25, 2012
I will miss Chris very much. I have know him for over 20 years working in the CDRom business. He was a good person.
Tom McGrew
July 12, 2012
Chris was a wonderful friend and mentor who shared my passion of Mozart. He empowered me with a platform to invent myself at the beginning of my career via in 2006. My condolences to Chris's family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Sherry Davis
July 2, 2012
Chris was a wonderful man and a great father. His kindness touched our family. He will be missed dearly.

-Jeff and Jennifer Lewis
July 1, 2012
My deepest sympathy to all the Andrews family.
Maureen Daly
June 29, 2012
So sorry to hear of his passing.
Peter Daly
June 29, 2012
Our sincere condolences to the entire Andrews family. So very sorry for this sad news.
Brigid Casson
June 24, 2012
I will always be grateful for Chris' friendship.
Phil Madeira
June 23, 2012
Dear Chris,
I just met you recently and can not believe you have left us so soon. I found you to be one of the most inspiring people I ever met here in California. You were caring, kind, innovative and an all-round genuine authentic human being. We can not challenge fate and there must be a higher reason for all this. Your memory will be cherished.
Kai Eckhardt
June 21, 2012
Chris, I met you a few times and I was impressed by your charm,and friendliness. Rest in peace. Betty McIntyre.
Betty McIntyre
June 21, 2012
Chris, you are missed and it does not make sense that you are not with us now. Your contributions to the music community have spread far and wide because of your brilliant thought process, zest for music, technology, and life. May peace and happiness be with your soul.
Manda Mosher
June 20, 2012
Chris, still can't believe that you are gone. We all will miss you. RIP
Arthur Mrozowski
June 20, 2012
Dear Chris Andrews since day one, you have been a true friend and believer.

I will remember and cherish our conversations about your venture SoundLink, your advice for Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC), your love for emerging technologies and our parallel exploration in the digital media space.

You truly were a "Thinker and a Doer" - I will, we all will, miss you dearly.
Shaun Tai
June 20, 2012
My dear Chris.... gone too soon is so inadequate. You were brilliant. You were loved.
Ruth McCartney
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