With great sadness we mourn the passing, but celebrate the life of our brother, father, and friend, Andrew Horace DePodwin of Katonah. He was 71.
For those who knew Andy, one quickly became aware of his kind nature, keen intellect, sense of humor, sarcastic wit and love of family and friends. He also loved golf, classic movies, and history.
He held a deep respect for his father’s service in the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division during World War II, which led to many conversations and research.
Andy was born in New York, N.Y. on May 21, 1950. He is predeceased by his loving parents, Carolyn P. (Ohlander) DePodwin and Horace J. DePodwin, formerly of Maplewood, N.J. Andy called Scarsdale his hometown, proud to call Scarsdale High his alma mater. In his early years, football (center), Scouts (Eagle), a newspaper route, surfing forays, golf, music, and his many escapades with a variety of friends were his world. He was a voracious reader who loved to spin a good story. He relished sailing, skiing, hiking, fishing, and painting, preferring to immerse himself in a good project and engage in lively and compelling conversation.
Andy graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1972, and from Rutgers Law School, Camden, 1976. He was an accomplished and formidable attorney in his prime.
Andy loved nothing more than his kids, spending time with them, hearing about their lives, jobs, friends, and giving some helpful, though detailed, advice. His love extended to family, friends (who became family), and strangers (who became friends), in the outdoors, at the beach, or around a dinner table telling stories.
Andy is survived by his two children Kevin (Lindsay), Roxbury, N.Y., and Karen (Edward) San Giacomo, N. Caldwell, N.J.; a sister Peggy Harwood (John Cissel), Fairfield, Conn.; a brother David (Jeanne), Bernardsville, N.J.; plus five grandchildren, nephews and a niece, and his good friend Matt Hudson.
Virtual wishes are welcome. Contributions in lieu of flowers: 10th Mountain Division Foundation, Inc., 133 South Van Gordon Street, Suite 200 Lakewood, CO 80228, www.10th mountain foundation.org. Ref: “In memory of Andrew H. DePodwin, son of Horace J. DePodwin (Sergeant Major, 90th Mountain Infantry Regiment, HQ Company, 3rd Battalion).” Or, First Tee of Metropolitan New York, Mosholu Golf
Course, 3545 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467, www.firstteemetny.org.
A celebration of Andy’s life will be held at a later date.