Andrew Burgess was born on November 28, 1953 and deceased on October 15, 2015.
He was a UC Berkeley graduate and a Marine. Andy became a software engineer and was a resident of Felton for 30 years.
He was a kind and acerbic man who loved to socialize and also was a loner; a vegetarian, who sometimes ate bacon; who kept a very tidy garden and a not too tidy home.
In 2008 he started a hiking group in Santa Cruz through Meetup.org that has grown to over 2500 members. Many mentioned they were very grateful to Andy because of the friends they have met through the hiking group. A memorial hike and luncheon at Chopstix, his favorite restaurant, was held in honor of him.
No funeral arrangements have been made.
Andy is survived by his sister, Sandy Costello (Frank) of Fowler, CA, niece Chrissy Costello-Smith (Alex) and great niece Emerson Smith of Fresno, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edeltraud and Norman Burgess.