Andreas leaves behind his wife, Vanna, son Andreas Jr., his daughter in law Alexia, two grand daughters Vanna and Zoe as well as three sisters, four brother-in-laws, two sister-in-laws and dozens of nephews,nieces and cousins. Andreas was taken away from us eventually succumbing to the COVID-19 virus that has taken for too many too soon. He leaves behind a great legacy and magnanimous personality to all who knew him.
A word from his son Andreas Jr.:
Dear Daddy mou,
Mommy and I want you to know we miss you dearly. You sacrificed your life for us until the end of your time on earth with us. It feels like a bad dream and that you’re just on a fishing trip with your fishing buddies out at sea with no reception, but that you’ll be calling on your way home to tell us how much fish you all caught and then come distribute every last fish to friends and family. That’s what you did with everything. You gave every last ounce in you to whatever you touched. Whether it was work, family, friends, good times, bad times. You were always all in. You made the hard decisions, you were scared of nothing, and you loved life and the world. You always said “I’m always thinking, thinking, thinking..” You thought about everyone but yourself, though. Never enough time to do the things we thought you loved, but the truth is, you did do what you loved. What you loved to do was doing whatever was needed to make other happy. It literally made you happy when you successful at helping someone else, or taking care of a problem, or making a moment that much better. Mommy and I, Alexia, Vanna, Zoe, your sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and extended family from all over the world remember your smile which I will do my best to carry on and be the best version of you I can be. I have always strived to be exactly that, and it has worked out great, so I know following in your footsteps was always your plan for me before yesterday and after.
We love you beyond description, and we will miss you pops.
Dear Family & Friends,
This is the hardest moment of my life, and there is no roadmap or guide as to how to manage through a proper service for my pops. Things are not normal in this world right now, and because my dad always went through life on his terms, his rules, and his confidence, this is not going to be any different, and I know it will be unique and special because it involves my daddy who was exactly that. As much as flowers are appreciated, my dad would love nothing more than to have the money spent on flowers spent on something that will help others. Somehow, it’s not about him ever, and even now, helping others will make him happy.
We have connected with a manufacturer of protective gowns and masks for doctors, nurses and first responders. It is no secret that these are our "soldiers" and our armed forces are fighting this invisible enemy without the supplies they need to win this war. We are raising money to buy and provide these great men and women the protection and supplies they need in the tireless effort to treat very sick people like my dad in hopes that they won't in turn also become sick and ill. Please donate. All purchased gowns and masks will go to Richmond County Medical Center in Staten Island.
The circumstances do not make the man but rather expose him. We are all in this together, let's help as much as we can...
I will provide details regarding the funeral. God bless all of you, and may my daddy enjoy eternal life in heaven.
The Lord Is My Shepherd
A Psalm of David.
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.[a]
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness[b]
for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,[c]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely[d] goodness and mercy[e] shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell[f] in the house of the Lord
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