Andrew L. Stern ’72 died on November 10, 2021, in Mashpee, Massachusetts.
(The following was published by the Boston Globe on November 15, 2021)
Andrew (Andy) L. Stern passed away unexpectedly at home in Mashpee, MA, on November 10, 2021. Andy was born on March 27, 1950, in Boston, to Barbara Feldberg Stern and the late Burton Sidney Stern. He was the oldest of four boys, each of whom remembers him as the consummate big brother: protective, gentle, and kind. He was a loving and caring husband, father, son, and uncle. Andy graduated from Bowdoin College in 1972 and launched a successful telecommunications business, which led to a passion for angel investing. He was extraordinarily bright, always witty, and deeply curious. Whether history, science or current events, Andy enjoyed sharing his knowledge, as well as learning from others. He loved being with people and cherished his family and friends. He spent memorable childhood summers on Cape Cod with his grandparents and chose to raise his family there. Andy appreciated the simple pleasures including family gatherings and a fresh, hot cup of black coffee. He instilled in his children his various passions: his talent for creative writing with his daughter, Melissa, and his love and extensive knowledge of boating with his son, Tony. From sailing, grilling, and lobster dinners, he truly embraced life on the Cape and enjoyed sharing it with others. Andy is survived by his beloved wife, Jennifer Ellis Stern; his children, Melissa Stern, (Anthony Jardim) and Tony Stern (Meredith Stern); his stepsons, Shane McEneaney, and Cian McEneaney; his brothers, Matthew Stern, Jonathan Stern, and Thomas Stern; his mother, Barbara Stern; his seven nieces and nephews; and his beloved Doberman pinschers, Kaiser and Ziva.