Andrew Garcia
Andrew Garcia, 62, of Portola Valley, California, a salesman.
Published by Newsday on Sep. 13, 2001.
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Remembering Andrew on the 20th anniversary of 9/11...
Cindy Roe
September 14, 2021
20 years. We will always remember you, Andrew. RIP
September 13, 2021
Never Forgotten!
September 11, 2018
Randy Tetzner
September 11, 2017
What a beautiful picture on your tribute page. Today I pray specifically for the friends and family that Andrew left behind. We will never forget that tragic day when so many people, going about their daily lives, were sent to their eternal homes by this horrible act. We will always remember, and lift up the families in prayer daily. Love from Texas
Del Newberry
April 16, 2015
What a awesome tragedy ! But God has our love ones in his memory. They will live again.
J Skipper
March 3, 2015
You are remembered not only each anniversary, but often during the year
Del Lunde
September 12, 2014
T Newborn
September 11, 2014
To the Garcia Family, In a few short days, it will be September 11 again. I was thinking of the many places hit that sad day - and felt most strongly about the brave people on Flight 93. Ordinary passengers on a plane transformed into people, patriots, fighting for what was right. How brave. God bless your family Mr. Garcia. Your life is remembered.
August 31, 2014
bella b
September 12, 2013
To The Family,
9/11 is a tragedy that will never be forgotten. I am so sorry in the passing of your loved one.

Mr. Terry of NC
January 25, 2013
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
sue horsley
September 11, 2011
Andy, may you RIP. I can't even fathom losing my mate, but hearing this story helps me to truly be grateful for my husband and never to go to bed in a provoked state. You just never know. Time and unforseen occurences befall us all. Remember GOD is greater than our hearts and he will give you the strength to endure. Still thinking of you Mrs Garcia and your family in 2011. We'll never forget. Never
February 28, 2011
To the Garcia Family Im am very sorry for your loss please read (Revelation 20:6).
July 15, 2010
Ruthe Mintz
December 29, 2009
Andy was a customer in a small packaging store that I worked in while living in California. I was "stunned" when I heard the news. My birthday is September 11th, and every year, I think of the wonderful guy that came in and bought a bag of packing peanuts or a few boxes, that always had a kind gentle smile on his face. He was a blessing to know...

Deb Lovell Adams
Seattle, WA (formerly of San Carlos, CA)
September 12, 2009
WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!! You are in our thoughts and prayers!!!
Lori Guyton
September 14, 2008
To the family of Andrew Garcia:
Andrew gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. My deepest sympathy to you. We must never forget!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
September 11, 2008
As we celebrate the memories and lives of heroes lost seven years ago, I honor you also and pray God richly blesses you and your family with His amazing grace and love today and always. We will NEVER forget!
September 11, 2008
Thank You
September 11, 2008
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Debbie , Kenny Coffey
September 8, 2007
In memory....
P Tabbernor
September 1, 2007
From Chris Bassoo and family...I just saw the A & E movie and our hearts go out to your family (we wanted to send our prayers to every family from this flight)...Our prayers and thoughts are with you...we will never forget..warmest of regards Chris Bassoo (your northern friends)
Chris Bassoo
January 8, 2007
I believe I met you briefly one day at United Airlines Maintenance before you and Andy married. I was a salesman calling on him in purchasing, selling business forms. Andy was always such a warm and friendly man and he went out on a limb in getting me a contract for the company I worked for. Business Forms Printing Co of San Diego. I can remember joking with him as a single person that "if he got married" was better than there was some expectation of getting married. Obviously, he did marry you and I am sure you had many good times in your life together. I recall he made a plant visit to look over our compsny in San Diego. Andy was at the top of favorite customers and I am pleased to have had him as a friend. He also golfed in a tournament we held annually. Some time after he went into sales he came by my office in San Jose and we were again reacquainted. I had not seen him for a number of years and did not know of his loss until learning of the return to you of his ring. I did visit Shanksville PA in 2002 and left whatever remembrances I could at the scene and at the church being outfitted for those who perished. I remember him often and feel as a retiree, I live to honor him in the things I would expect he would do as a retired man. I continue to ask for God's blessing on you and your family.
Del Lunde
Del Lunde
November 25, 2006
As I cross-stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
October 31, 2006
Garcia Family:
I was very fortunate to have worked with Andy in the Telecom business for quite some time and he mentored me for many years. His memory and spirit will be remembered and missed dearly.
Sally DeLeon
October 9, 2006
To ALL the passengers on Flight 93. ALL of YOU will have a Special Place in our Hearts. We can't Thank You All enough, for all you done.

God Bless All of you
Joe Rotter
September 14, 2006
Andrew is a true American Hero & will always be remembered on this day & forever by so many of us who will never forget. God Bless His Family!!! Denise, Deanna, Angie & Cristina
Denise Christian
September 11, 2006
God Bless You Mrs. Garcia your husband was a wonderful man..
Andrew Garcia
August 11, 2006
Thank you Andy for your courage.
Tom Sellick III
June 26, 2006
Sonny, undoubtedly one of the kindest people you would ever know. I read over and over again this same thing spoken about Sonny, by every person lucky enough to have known or met him. As days, months and years pass since that tragic day; I can not help to think of this man, filled with love. This one person can leave every person he encountered with not just a smile. You would walk away happier than you were before. Just happy that the sky was blue or the traffic was going the other direction. Or even the sky was grey and the drops fall down to water the plants and that traffic allows you to hear the rest of your favorite song. I am thankful I knew him. I try to be just a little bit like him. He was not just a hero that tragic day but an inspiration all the days before.
May 3, 2006
Everyone on this flight was, and IS my hero.
Pam Beers
January 13, 2006

It has been many months since I learned of Andy's death and with the recent special on Discovery, I am again reminded of the man that he was and will always remain to be in my memory, a brave courageous man that thought of others first and foremost.

The many business trips that we took together while I was with Englehard will always be full of more than memories of customer visits and sales, it will full of the fatherly advice that he gave me about life that I still use to this day.

I miss him dearly, and hope that you and your family are well.
Dwayne Johnson
September 13, 2005
Dear Dorothy,

Andy and I worked together through mutual business associates in New Jersey and barely a day goes by that I don't remember the slow drive past the Pentagon and the continuing shock when I later learned about Andy's fate. More importantly I do remember enjoying his company and today he is an inspiration and a hero to me. He was simply a great man and role model to impressionable young men not yet certain how to treat others in the business world -- with respect, kindness and honesty (and a sense of humor for those who had one!). In other words, just like we hoped to be treated. I learned a lot that I know and use today from him and he was not even trying to teach. He touched many of us who may always be strangers to you but are still tethered to you by the heart. I am certain God blesses the Garcia family.
Nick Rowan
July 12, 2005
To the Garcia family:

I attended UCSD with little Garcia and just wanted to say my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Aaron Agness
September 11, 2003
Today is a reminder of a horrific loss. God bless you and your family.
All members of flight 93 are hero's.
Leah Dailey
September 11, 2003
January 3, 2003
I am so sorry that this happened to your family. Everytime I see a newspaper clipping or any thing that has to do w/ this subject, I start to get sad because of your lose. I wish that this had never happened to you. My parent want to say that it was a shame that you lost your husband but he will always be in spirit.
Stephanie Filios
September 13, 2002
To the Garcia Family,
My name is Susan Hiscock and I am the mother of three boys ages 12, 16 and 18. I was washing my son's school uniform and pulled a sticker off the front of his sweater. On the sticker was written, Andrew Garcia 62. I asked him what it meant. He said that was who he prayed for during the memorial service at his school, St. Bonaventure's College, on Sept. 11, 2002. I thought your family would like to know that a 12 year old boy in Newfoundland, Canada, prayed for your husband, father and grandfather. We seached the internet and can now put a face to Andrew Garcia. I will keep the sticker and we will keep him in our prayers and our hearts. Although we're at the opposite end of the continent we feel a connection to you. Also, many thousands of stranded U.S. passengers landed in Nfld. on Sept.11, 2001. We had two ladies from Kentucky stay at our home during the time that flights were grounded. May God give you strength. We'll keep you in our hearts. Love from the Hiscock family.
Susan Hiscock
September 12, 2002
Dear Garcia Family,
Hello. I am Samantha.I feel so bad for you and your loss. Family is so hard to lose, I know. I just want to tell you to be strong. You are loved. I wish you luck, hope, and happiness as you continue your life. You are brave. I am praying you. May God bless you.
Samantha Denney
September 12, 2002
Dear Mrs. Garcia,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you on this most terrible anniversary. I wanted to find some small way to outwardly express honor and remembrance tomorrow, so I made myself a t-shirt. It simply says, "Andrew Garcia. Sept. 11, 2001 - Flight 93. A man from my home town."
With love and deepest sympathy,
your former babysitter,
Andrea Powell

Andrea Powell
September 11, 2002
Dear Dorothy,
I don't know if you will remember me but I worked for over 5 & 1/2 years (1992-1998) in the Mountain View office of the agent where you had insurance. When one works with the public it's impossible not to have "favorites" and Andy, you and your family were definitely "fav-
orites." When Vicki (Andy's cousin)informed me Andy had been on Flight 93 it seemed so unreal. Andy was so full of life. He was always cheerful, positive & such a joy to talk with, as were you Dorothy. He was the kind of person that made you feel better just for knowing him. Andy will be remembered for the unselfish person he was, even to the last when he gave the ultimate gift of his life to save others. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the love of God give you peace and may the love of friends give you comfort.
With prayers and faith,
Nina Burgess
Nina Burgess
September 10, 2002
May God give you peace as time passes by. You are in our thoughts and prayers. He will never be forgotten for his brave actions. May God Bless you. Sincerely, The Frazier Family
Kim Frazier
September 6, 2002
Our church will conduct a memorial service on Sunday, Sept. 8. One part of the service will be the reading of names of victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Andrew Garcia's name was drawn at random as one of those who died on United Flight #93. Our prayers are with his family and all families who lost loved ones on that fateful day. May God bless you and keep you.

Bob Webb
Bob Webb
September 5, 2002
To the family of Andrew Garcia: I have recently learned of Andy being on UA93. I first met Andy in 1970 when he was a salesman at McCormick Morgan and he came to make calls at the procurement office at Travis Air Force Base. It was challenging during that time to be in the service. Andy would always come upstairs with a soda and crackers for us. He was very encouraging to myself and other guys who were enlisted. Most of us were college graduates and he encouraged us with our decisions to attend Golden Gate University on the base for a MBA. I remember meeting him a few more times when I later went to work for Western Air Lines in LAX. Though I lost track of Andy, I will always remember his great atitude and kindness. I pray that your beliefs will give you comfort that you may again be reunited once more. If there is anything I can do for your family if you come back through Pittsburgh please let me know. Andy was a wonderful mentor to me when I was in the Air Force, he and others are now heroes to me in their sacrifice for averting greater disaster that day. Our school children were notified of the missing plane overhead and were put in the hallways. They too have quiet revered respect for those on 93.
I hope this message thing works. May you know Andy was liked by many, even an Airman at Travis many years ago. I have shared recently my rememberances of Andy with my wife and six children. Our prayers are with you.

With great regards,
Howard H. Haglund, Jr.
[email protected]
Howard Haglund
August 5, 2002
Dear Dorothy,
I am sadened by your loss. I went to school with Andy in Sunnyvale, both elementry and Fremont High, class of '57. I last saw Andy at United in San Francisco about four years ago. He looked great, same smile and walk.
I will always remember Andy as one of the nicest guys I have known.

Joe Velazquez
Joe Velazquez
July 22, 2002
Ms. Garcia
I am the daughter of Abby Mintz. I bealive I once meet you and your husbund at either the Cafe Deli or John's Market. I am deeply sadened by your loss. My mom has told me that he was a great hero. I am glad you got your wedding ring back. May you and your family be blessed in your time of grief.

Allison Mintz
Allison Mintz
March 11, 2002
To Mrs. Garcia-
I never met your husband, but I know your son, Andrew. Your husband was a very brave and loved man, especially by your children. I know that Andrew will be in your hearts forever.
Sarah Curry
March 11, 2002
To the Garcia Family-

I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. I have cried many tears at your loss. I know how important he was to you and what a kind, loving man he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you daily.

With love,

Aimee Gates

Aimee Gates
January 16, 2002
To the family of Andrew Garcia:

Just a note to let you all know that for the past several months I have been wearing a Mercy Band with Andrew's name on it and have been praying for you daily - praying that God will give you peace and comfort as you adjust your lives to his loss. Please know, dear friends, that I will continue to wear the silver band and keep you in my prayers. God bless.

BJ Hilford
Barbara Hilford
January 13, 2002
We are deeply sorry for our nation's loss of Andrew. May his life and love continue living in all who love him. May warm memories of times shared with Andrew lighten the sorrow in your hearts. I believe God cried when He saw the evil that took the lives of His innocent children before their time. In the shadows of the darkness they cried out His name. They found shelter and protection from human pain as He lovingly pulled them into His embrace. Cradled in His arms earthly cries became heavenly songs as angels were born. Our hearts cry deeply with you in America's loss of a hero.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
January 12, 2002
Dear Dorothy,

My wife told me about Andy and your story, and I could not help but send this note.

The ring she gave me is also engraved 8-2-69. We were married in a suburb of Chicago that day. In reading the story I noticed your Andy also is a runner. But the best part is reading he is a believer. Only Christian joy can bring comfort regardless of circumstances. We thank God for the comfort in trusting Him and pray for those trying to get by without Him.

Andy Thatcher
Michael Andrew Thatcher
January 1, 2002
Mrs. Garcia

I just read to story of the FBI finding your husband wedding ring and wallet. As someone who lost two family members last year, I know your feelings of loss of having someone here one minute and gone the next. In the days, months and years to come, I pray for your peaces. Be blessed.
Kim Shatteen
January 1, 2002
Dear Dorothy,

It was with great sadness that I learned of Andy's death. We had been friends for many years through our association with Hobart Brothers in Troy, Ohio. Andy had visited our home and I had visited yours on several occasions. Our family had dinner with you and the Lombardis in July of 1984 at a Chinese restaurant on Fiserman's Wharf when we were vacationing in California.

We were happy to see you on Good Morning American last week and to see that you were able to retrieve some momentos of Andy.

You and your family are in our prayers.

Jim Hufford and family
James ( Jim ) Hufford
January 1, 2002
Dear Mrs. Garcia ~

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I just read in the paper this morning about finding his wallet and wedding ring. With how deeply you hurt, I hope such a wonderful little miracle like this has made you smile. Mr. Garcia will always be remembered as a hero to all Americans ~ for this we are truly proud. God Bless you and your family.
December 27, 2001
I am overwhelmed by the events of September 11. It has helped me to wear Andrew's name daily. It feels as if I am doing something so that he, nor any of the victims, will be forgotten. God bless you, Andrew's family and all of his friends. I will be praying for you daily. We are one in your grief.
Deborah Bradshaw
December 21, 2001
To the Garcia family -
May the Lord bless and keep you in these troubling times. I never knew Andrew, but wear his name daily and am praying for the healing of his family and friends.

In Christ,
Jeff DiLorenzo
November 14, 2001
to Mr. Garcias family and friends, he died on the flight which we know saved many lives, he died a hero, please know many people are thinking of you at this terrible time, we are all a family, my cousin was on the same flight, and I believe they fought as a family to save many lives on the ground. Be proud, Sincerely, Debbie
October 22, 2001
Mis rezos estan con ustedes. El espiritu nunca muere y el espiritu de Andrew estara junto a ustedes en esta tierra y por siempre luego en la eternidad junto a Dios.
October 5, 2001
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