January 24th, 2000 – September 17th, 2018
Correction to Obituary and Service at Christ’s Church of Flagstaff
The data from Andy’s autopsy and toxicology report, justify a correction to what was stated in the original obituary, and what was overstated during the Service.
Andy took his own life by asphyxiation (not chloroform as was originally assumed) in the early morning hours of Monday September 17th, 2018. His body was found (un-traumatized) on the 20th.
In contrast to what was assumed and reported, the report clarifies it was not a result of drug or alcohol abuse. Andy suffered from a mood disorder. He was highly successful in school and work, was creative and skilled in recreational activities and had many friends and a loving extended family who enjoyed his happy, loving and caring nature. He did, however, have some difficulty settling down to a good night’s sleep, and depressive episodes where he was unable to maintain a clear recollection of his success, admiration and love.
In one of these low moments, he took his life. All those who knew and loved him were stunned. We will all miss him.
All other aspects of the original obituary and service remain accurate.