Andrew Windham Bender died unexpectedly on Monday, November 23rd, 2020 at the age of 52 at his home
in Damascus, Maryland.
Andrew was born in Washington, D.C. on April 19, 1968. He Graduated high school from The Darrow School
in New Lebanon, NY and then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Colorado State University.
He was the first in his family to graduate from college.
He was a master stone mason who could turn a simple stone walkway into a work of art. Andrew was a thoughtful,
generous man. He had a creative passionate soul. Andrew was a deep thinker who wrote poetry. He kept friends and family on their toes and full of laughter with his rapier wit and brilliant sense of humor.
He loved nature and was passionate about animals and the environment. An avid outdoorsman who loved camping, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, golfing and fishing. Close friends called him "Mountain Man" for the way he could navigate rocky terrain with ease, and how at home he was in the wilderness. He was happiest when out on his boat fishing with dear friends, or hitting the links with his golfing buddies.
Andrew was predeceased by his father Jerry; he is survived by his mother India, his sister Dana, his uncle Kenny, cousins, and many cherished friends. He will be greatly missed.
The family has chosen to follow Covid-19 restrictions to protect the health and wellbeing of family and friends. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family request a donation to https://www.humanerescuealliance.org in memory of Andrew