Timothy Andrei
In Loving Memory
Born:July 25, 1958
Franklin Square, NY
Died:May 9, 2004
Pembroke Pines, FL

 


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Timothy was born in Franklin Square, NY to Charles and Lorraine Andrei on July 25, 1958. He excelled in sports and attended Sewanhaka High in NY, however, he graduated from Port Charlotte High School in Florida, in 1976. He paid for his own college education working full-time at a Food Spot convenience store and went on to get his Master's Degree in Marine Biology from University of Miami. He worked for 23 years for Motorola and never missed a day of work. He was only 7 years away from retiring and pursuing his education in Marine Biology with hopes of becoming a college professor. His hobbies were his HAM radio (KF4BYL), bicycle riding, swimming and all things computer. Tim was married to Gladys Cecile Da Costa on January 11, 2002, they had been friends for 16 years and lived together since New Year's Eve 1999. Although their married time together was brief, it was filled with much love and an undying commitment to one another. "He rescued the little bird with the broken wing, when no one else but her Mom believed in her. He loved her and cared for her and told her how beautiful she was every day and how lucky he was to have her. She loved him and always would. When he saw that she could fly alone, he did as well." His generosity, devotion, loyalty and sincerity made him special to many. He always had a smile on his face and knew just what to say to put a smile on yours. Tim was diagnosed with Primary CNS Lymphoma in November 2003. He survived three chemotherapies and 28 radiation therapy treatments with his wife holding his hand, sleeping with him in the hospital, never leaving his side and when nothing else could be done, he was taken home to be cared for by Gladys, whom he often referred to as his Angel. If love could have saved him, he would still be here, but instead he was called home to the loving arms of our Lord on Mother's Day, May 9, 2004 at 10:21 p.m. He slipped away in the loving embrace of his wife and Mother-in-law. He is survived by Gladys Andrei, his wife; Lorraine Andrei, his Mother and also by Regina Da Costa, his Mother-in-law.

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 Personal Notes


Thank you for making more than a difference. For taking more than just the time. I wish I could express the gratitude I feel in so many different ways. "Thanks" is one emotion that flows directly into the heart. And it's a very wonderful feeling that never goes away.
Added by Gladys Andrei

You were the one I lived for. You were my dream made into reality. Yours were the arms that held me close and your smile brought a ray of sunshine to even the darkest of days. You told me to keep believing in myself, in you and in us. I love you, you're a part of me and always will be.
Added by Gladys Andrei

Timothy was my best friend...
We helped our friends find the best in themselves
We strengthened each other when we were down
We fed off of each others gentleness
We parted best of friends many years ago.
He was Godfather to my daughter
He was confidant when I needed someone to listen
He had a way of making you laugh when you couldnt
It is said the God reserved the most noble and valiant Spirits for this dispensation - Timothy was both Noble and Valiant and a true friend!

Added by Andy

"I want to heal you now" -- Timothy Andrei (words spoken to a tearful Gladys at his bedside on or about May 6th or 7th , 2004 as he reached a hand up shakily to wipe away her tears)
Added by Gladys Andrei
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