ANDREW WARREN ANDERSON
Location: Christ the King Lutheran Church 11295 SW 57th Ave, Pinecrest, FL 33156
Date: February 25th, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Kilts welcome at the service
ANDREW WARREN ANDERSON, admiralty attorney and retired US Coast Guard Commander, 69, passed away on December 24, 2016, after a valiant 9-year battle with cancer. He was born in Bryn Mawr, PA, son of Doris and Andrew Donald Anderson, and grew up in Collingdale, PA. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Ann Tousley of Parkland, FL; daughter Kate Bogue, son-in-law Bryan Bogue, and granddaughter Harper Bogue, all of Coral Springs, FL; brother Keith Anderson of Gibsonville, NC and sister Lisa Baker of Milton, DE.
A graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy, Andy retired after 20 years active duty serving in Honolulu and Hilo, HI, Vietnam, Miami, Seattle, and Washington, DC. He served as captain of USCGC Cape Small and USCGC Dauntless, and was also assigned to CG Intelligence and Law Enforcement in Washington, DC and Miami. A high point in his life was receiving the CG Commendation medal from then Vice-President George H.W. Bush in 1986. He received his Juris Doctor degree Magna Cum Laude, as well his LLM, from the Uni-versity of Miami Law School, where he taught for over 20 years, while also practicing admiralty and maritime law, most recently with Chartwell Law Offices in Miami and Deerfield Beach.
Andy's love of all things Scottish led to his longtime role as Drum Major with both the St. Andrew's Pipe Band in Miami and the US Coast Guard Pipe Band, which played for military funerals in Arlington National Ceme-tery and also marched in the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade. He served as President of the Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club, the Scottish American Society of South Florida, and the church council at Christ the King Lu-theran Church in Miami. He also taught classes and did volunteer patrols with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and served as president of his homeowners association for 10 years.
Andy was a voracious reader and had an incredible gift for storytelling. He will be remembered for his remark-able intelligence and knowledge of history, sense of humor, and generosity of spirit. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at a later date.