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Andrew Y. Suzuki, age 69, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, April 14th, 2019. Born April 1st, 1950 in Los Angeles, California to Henry and May Suzuki, he was a proud graduate of the Cal Berkeley School of Architecture. He met his soulmate, Denise Khoury on Let's Make a Deal, and later married her on August 29th, 1981, in Newport Beach. Andy has been a practicing residential architect since 1973, and eventually went on to create his own architectural firm, Suzuki Designs. His consummate professionalism and expertise won him the respect of his peers and a sterling reputation. During his younger years, he enjoyed beach volleyball, body surfing and partying with his friends, and later went on to get interested in hockey, where he coached and managed several different teams for his son, Austin, and University High School. There was nothing more important to Andy than his family. No matter what the occasion, whether grand or small, he put everything else aside to be there for his loved ones. Whether he was attending a hockey game, setting up an extravagant 50th birthday party for his wife, or taking a weekend to go on a camping trip with his son, there was never any doubt that he'd be there, ready and able. He lived life with boundless generosity, kindness and integrity, and was always willing to go out of his way to lend a hand to those in need. He carried himself like a charming cowboy from the Westerns he enjoyed so much and was never without a warm smile or an affable nature, parts of his personality that earned him friends wherever he went. He is survived by his wife, Denise; his son, Austin; his sister, Ruthann; as well as the many cousins, nieces, and nephews of the Suzuki family. For those looking for a way to honor his memory, we ask that you please make a charitable donation to the Friends of the Laguna Beach Dog Park on Laguna Canyon Road, where he spent many beautiful mornings with his big dog Mochi.WL00196680-image-1.jpg


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Published in Orange County Register on Apr. 21, 2019.
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December 9, 2019
Dear Denise and Austin, I'm so sorry to hear the sad news about Andy. Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Love,
Jan & Michael Fluchere
August 23, 2019
Dear Austin and Denise,

Andy and I were close friends throughout our 3 years at Dorsey High School, and I am saddened to hear of his passing. We were both active in the Crenshaw YMCA and went on many group outings together. We also participated in student government at Dorsey. I lost touch with Andy after graduation in 1967, but I remember him as a stand up guy, honest, principled and outgoing. I especially like the photo of him wearing the shirt that says "information is abundant, wisdom is scarce." It sounds like something he would have said. I'm pleased to see he was a dog lover; I have had dogs for most of my life, and a 13 year old female black lab sits next to me as I write this.
My sincere sympathies and condolences for your loss; I liked Andy a lot, he was a great friend.

Paul Campbell, Bend, Oregon, August 23, 2019
plcampbell97709@yahoo.com
Paul Campbell
June 1, 2019
1967- High School Graduation
Fred Kurata
June 1, 2019
Really Andrew?
Fred Kurata
June 1, 2019
when we first met....
Fred Kurata
June 1, 2019
The three amigos!
Fred Kurata
June 1, 2019
Football Hero
Fred Kurata
May 31, 2019
Dear Austin & Denise,

I knew Andy in High School in drafting class. I think this was his root/start to architecture. I am glad Andy followed his love and passion for architecture which I am sure nourished his soul.
Andy was the same positive jovial person in high school as he was in life. My deepest condolences to Andy and the family.
Sincerely Phil Toy
Phil Toy
May 30, 2019
My condolences to family and friends. I worked with Andy doing structural design for some of his projects. Loved working with him. A true wonderful person.
Christina Silva
May 27, 2019
Dear Austin and Denise,

My heart is heavy for the both of you. Andy was an amazing man. He was always so funny and could make a bad situation bearable. He loved you both very much. He made both of your birthdays very special. He made your neighborhood events amazing. He was always an all-in guy. Denise, I love that he would pack your suitcase for all of our shows. I also love that he would unpack your suitcase the moment you got home from a show. He had everything washed and taken to the cleaners by noon. (I actually did that once in my life and I thought of Andy immediately!) Andy made Landon amazing pumpkins at Halloween. Let's just say that Andy always made everything better! He made you, Austin, an amazing son and he made you, Denise, an amazing wife. He made beautiful houses into homes. He made friends everywhere he went. God gave us Andy to bless your life. He will be so missed. I pray that God continues to fill you both up with Andy's love to carry you through this lifetime. I can't wait to hug the both of you!

Hugs and love,
Connie
Connie Hiss
May 20, 2019
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May 14, 2019
2013 Dorsey High gathering
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May 14, 2019
Hollywood Bowl with the gang from Dorsey
Diana Ho
April 29, 2019
You would be hard pressed to find a better friend than Andy. We had the good fortune to meet Andy and Denise when our sons attended Turtle Rock Pre-school. For more than 25 years we've shared countless times together enjoying Andy's sense of humor and integrity. A devoted family man, he had a zest for life and loved spirited discussions on every conceivable topic.

We will very much miss his warmth, good nature, intelligence and wit. The world is a lesser place without him!
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To the Family,
Sorry for your loss. As the days continue to pass, wishing you strength. May the promise of the Living God at Acts 20:28 bring you hope and peace.
April 25, 2019
Andy was such a wonderful friend, Denise and Andy always were so happy and lived life to the fullest. I will muss Andy very much. He was so kind, patient and always willing to go with Denise and I to events for the New Home industry. We always had a great time. My condolences to all of the family and friends.

Best wishes,
Ardyce
April 25, 2019
Ardyce Freedman
April 24, 2019
Thank you everyone for your kind words and fond memories of Dad.
In lieu of flowers, we please ask that you give a charitable donation to one of his favorite charities.
He supported Friends of the Laguna Beach Dog Park and K9S For Veterans.
You can find them online at: https://lagunabeachdogpark.com/ and http://www.k9sforveteransnfp.org/index.html.
Austin Suzuki
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