After the joy of his son, Drew, entering this world in 1990, Andrew graduated Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in spring of 1991 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Funeral Services. He had a brief yet engaging three years of experience, while as a student and as a provisional funeral director and embalmer, but he put that on hold for many years.
Andrew then set forth on a new path in the Hospitality and Food and Beverage Service industry and did this for the next 25 years. He worked at many of Houston’s finest restaurants both as a server and manager. He is somewhat of a wine enthusiast achieving his level 1 Sommelier certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers.
After many years of providing wonderful and memorable dining experiences for many, he decided to devote his hard work and efforts in helping families with a much greater level of service. “After Mom passing in 2009 and losing my best friend just 2 ½ years ago, I know how much it hurts to lose the ones you love, and if there is anything I can do to make it easier for families dealing with loss, then I am all for it.” His compassion, attention to details, and desire to perform mitzvahs day in and day out is what keeps him going.
Andrew moved to Houston, Texas with his family in 1971 when he was four years old. His parents became members at Congregation Emanu El. Shortly after, he was enrolled in Sunday School growing up learning about Judaism from a youthful Rabbi Roy Walter. As a child his family belonged to the Evelyn Rubinstein Jewish Community Center. While attending Bellaire High School he was a member of the Lubel Chapter in AZA, a B’nai B’rith Youth Organization.
Andrew recently received news that he will be expecting his second grandchild in August this year.