The long lunch we enjoyed with my brother, Ted, we were graciously reacquainted with Andy, and enjoyed hearing his stories. My family and I will hold him in our hearts. Andy is one-of-a-kind and the best kind. I had learned how to swim as an adult and was very nervous about swimming in open water for the race. Andy was an incredible man- incredible. Do I need to book a line with you in advance? “The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it. I’m sure what they had was a ratty and a generally distasteful piece of furniture that didn’t bother Andy at all. I met Andy at Baseline Junior High School. "I have been taking lessons from Andy for 20 years", he started, pausing before his punchline, "he's not a very good teacher! Name: Robert Sco Caplan R S Caplan Scott Caplan R D Caplan Robert D Caplan ... Boulder, CO. My heart goes out to his family and friends. May his memory be a blessing. Holding all of you tight during this time and sending much love to Andy’s family, friends and Betsy. I would see him at swim meets when he would come see Monica's kiddos. What a sweet soul!! I wanted to become a better swimmer at my advanced age and he was the teacher that EVERYONE recommended. I have so many memories of my uncle Andy. You taught so many kids such essential skills. I never did master the flip turn but it wasn’t because of Andy not trying and encouraging me to keep at it. Andrew Jackson Goodpaster (February 12, 1915 – May 16, 2005) was an American Army General.He served as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) from July 1, 1969, and Commander in Chief of the United States European Command (CINCEUR) from May 5, 1969, until his retirement December 17, 1974. My family is deeply sorry for the loss of Andy. He’s the founder of Ambry Genetics, a California company that sold for $1 billion in 2017. We can't even imagine how difficult this must be for his family and they have our deepest sympathy! Andy was such a kind and gentle soul. We swam together with the Boulder Poseidons until he and most of the team made a mass exodus to North Jeffco. He worked for the firm of Newcomer and Douglas, as a water lawyer for the city of Boulder, and in the District Attorney's office. Andy will forever be a part of that joy. The new sofa was delivered, Jen was so happy, and we were standing there admiring it. Our family enjoyed our ski days together, violin concerts, ice cream outings, shared meals, fixing bike tires and of course swim meets.My greatest lesson I learned form Andy is when he told me ”if he was not making a difference each day with someone, why bother?”Our hearts are so full of love for him and will carry his generous spirit of giving back to others!The greatest ones are most missed - and my condolences to all of his family and loved ones. Andy was a beautiful soul. Andy was often there as well, teaching little ones how to swim, working on their drills, etc. Our children have been learning from Coach Andy for the last 2 years and will miss him dearly. Becuase of him I will be a better father and a better man. Andy was a keen listener, a trait that always made me feel special and cared for. And despite leaving this Earth too soon and so suddenly, he packed in so much life in his years, that we should all stand in envy of. He had a wonderful approach to life even back in those days and I certainly recall his genuine love and pride for his sisters, parents and friends. His kindness never waved and he touched many people with it. Hugs. Becuase of him I will be a better father and a better man. Greater New York City Area Psychology and Business Entertainment Education University of Colorado Boulder 2002 — 2008 Experience Sirius XM Radio Inc. August 2008 - December 2013 Skills Radio, Television, Final Cut Pro, Entertainment, Video Production, Broadcast. Andy was not only a friend but an amazing coach to our two kids, Everett and Addison since they were 3 years old. Andrew Hill in Colorado . For the rest of their lives my boys will have the essential life skill of knowing how to swim and will continue to find joy in the water. Andy -- we miss you. He was SO preciously special for SO many reasons and I am heart broken beyond words.He is truly one of the best people I've ever known and he lived a beautiful life and will surely live on in the memories and lives of all who had the gift of spending time with him and knowing him. We will remember Andy in the graceful swimstrokes of our children. Sending loads of love,Andrea. We enjoyed mt bike rides and watching the Tour of CO bike race together. Andy you are an amazing spirit, and such a warm and giving person. He bet me $10 that I couldn't consume his wild concoction, and being a naive kid, I couldn't say no. After a few practice, Andy told me that she didn't have to go to club as she has no interest in swimming. Rest in peace in a happier place Andy! I know Andy played such an important role in the lives of all his family and friends. My sincerest condolences to Andy’s family, friends and Betsy. I love that you ate an almond butter and jelly sandwich every day at work, I love your gigantic Nalgene, I love that every time I would text you, you would invariably send me a photo of Betsy from your latest journey together -- you adored her and were so eager to share your delight. He brighten my families day with every interaction. University of Colorado Boulder Andy, Forever young my friend , you were a wonderful free spirit, so kind and gentle. My daughter had not seen Andy since that time, but she remembers the joy she had when she learned to swim, and how much she liked him. I have a great catalog of memories with Andy…one vivid memory was a road trip to Crested Butte, Allman Brothers blasting as we drove down the highway, sleeping under the stars and riding a bit of single track. Our hearts are filled with sadness for the loss of such an amazing human being. I was honored to have Andy in my wedding and through the years he became friends with my family.I hadn’t seen Andy as much these past 10 years. He was a caring and kindhearted gentleman. We were in shock and disbelief when we learned the news of Andy's passing this weekend. We miss Andy so much and it's hard to be near CAC and not think of him. Now a days I can’t go a day without jumping in the ocean, dunking in a creek, paddling around a lake, it’s just apart of who I am, and I attribute that to Andy. He was a friend to us before he started instructing our son 12 years ago when our son was 3 or so. Andy walks in, Jen says check it out (she’s beaming with pride), Andy looks at it and immediately pulls his pants down and sits down on it quick (commando style). Every interaction with him was positive....in the pool, on the trails or at the grocery store. There were several times Andy volunteered positive feedback about my own teaching and/or leadership style, and I was blown away. As a fairly new adult swimmer and one who detests cold water, I often swim indoors. It was always such a pleasure when I would run into Andy. May God bless and comfort you during this extremely difficult time.We are deeply sorry for your loss and are truly blessed to have known him and will miss him greatly.Susan, Joe, Sydney, and Jack Brooker, I am a distant cousin of Andrew, I knew him in his childhood when his family was living close to mine in Franklin Village, Michigan. The Dignity Memorial brand name is used to identify a network of licensed funeral, cremation and cemetery providers that include affiliates of Service Corporation International, 1929 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. Every time I find the sweet spots in life, I know I will think of him. I am so proud of her! I will always remember Andy, and miss him dearly. He was always there with a smile and his positivity was infectious. Andy absolutely lived life to the fullest. We are grateful to have had the influence of his gentle genius. It was clear that, with every free moment Andy had, he was either packing up for camping to ski or mountain bike. His positive energy and care touched the heart of any his client. I learned a lot from Andy. May God’s strength help you through this difficult time. I love that you ate an almond butter and jelly sandwich every day at work, I love your gigantic Nalgene, I love that every time I would text you, you would invariably send me a photo of Betsy from your latest journey together -- you adored her and were so eager to share your delight. Andy, I love you so much- thank for never taking your eyes off me for all these years. He was an amazing human and lives on in our family lore (like so many other Boulderites) with classic swim lesson stories. He could balance self-respect with loyalty, adventure with responsibility, joy with reality, and perseverance with expectations. I will share a small story that left me to remember forever.I sent Helen to the swimming club and Andy at the same time, as she and I was so frustrated swimming in level 1 for two years. Andy remained annoyingly 25 feet in front of me the entire way to the Arch, occasionally looking over his shoulder with his amazing grin. When Andy's partner for the 2012 Grand Traverse had to bail, he invited me to join. They were wide-eyed, beautiful children and I loved looking after them. One of his favorite jabs, he would only say it to Jen because they skied together prior, with his classic smirk, “I liked you better when you were on skis”, he would time it after a fall getting off the lift or any of the usual snowboarding difficulties a skier rarely experiences. I met Andy at Baseline Junior High School. Andy was an incredible man- incredible. Although she could be a wild one in the water and not always listened, Andy was sensitive, patient, calm, smart, and creative in his coaching. They were wide-eyed, beautiful children and I loved looking after them. So tragic. He was dating my sister, but he got the whole family as part of that deal. I babysat for him and his sisters. I was on the opposite side of the pool, also teaching swimming at the Harvest House. 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