Andrew Geoffrey Gindes

Eureka, CA Andrew Geoffrey Gindes Born Sept. 16, 1946. Died Dec. 6, 2010 after a long illness. Andrew Gindes was born Sept. 16, 1946 in Santa Monica, CA to Phillip and Elizabeth (Betty) Gellar Gindes. He graduated from Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY and UCLA Law School. He practiced law for 30 years, working for the law firm Clifford, Jenkins and Brown. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bakersfield, CA, prosecuting felony trials. Prior to his illness, he concluded his practice in juvenile court, representing parents and minors from broken homes. He was most proud of his work as a child advocate, and was the author of several articles and books on the subject including Crimes Against Children. He was also a strong supporter and patron of classical music organizations and music education. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ian and Ann Gindes, a daughter, Melissa (Missy) Gindes, his mother, Elizabeth (Gellar) Gindes, and his sister, Lisa (Gindes) Helker and family. Services were private. Condolences may be sent to www.piercemortuary Memorials may be made to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Kern County, CA and through donations to the Bakersfield, CA, Symphony Orchestra. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.comm click obits.

Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Jan. 9, 2011