Andy was born in New York City on March 29, 1939 in New York City. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY and worked as Merchant Seaman on tugboats and oil tankers out of New York Harbor.
Andy was an avid fisherman who owned 17 boats throughout his lifetime, a celebrated cook, a devoted Son and Father, and a lover of opera. He had the pleasure of meeting and shopping with Marilyn Monroe, a story he would often retell. He traveled to many countries and throughout Italy tracking down and connecting with his Italian relatives. He appeared in many episodes of the Food & Travel Web Series the Culinary Edge TV.
Memorial services will be held at Boca Grande Pass, FL, the Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys, the ‘Third Rocks’ in Coney Island and Long Island, NY.