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Andrew Francis "Andy" Anastasi

Andrew Francis "Andy" Anastasi
  • November 2, 1962 - July 18, 2020
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Andy's name to: Alliance for Full Acceptance-SC.
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“Prayers, Love and Peace to you Nancy Anastasi, Haines and Anastasi Family! ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Sheila Ulrick Johnson - Rockville, MD

“To Haynes and the Anastasi family. May my thoughts and prayers bring you comfort, as your tears help wash away the your pain. Andy's love will stay...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Paul McLaughlin - acquaintance

“To the Anastasi family: I am so tremendously sorry for your loss.Andy indeed always had a smile and was such a faithful friend. To Haynes: We've...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Fox - Friend

“I am very sorry to hear this news and my prayers go out to the Anastasi family. I knew Andy from our time at St. Elizabeth’s and Good Counsel....Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Coyle - Rockville, MD

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Haines and Andy's beloved family. ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Bruce and Connie Tichenor

“Although I never met you in person, I felt I knew you through Haynes. May you be at peace now and We will look after Haynes. See you one day in...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Introcaso - Clayton, CA

“I was so sorry to hear of Andy's passing. The Bergmann boys went to Good Counsel along with the Anastasi's. Andy certainly lived up to the school...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: James Bergmann- GC class of 87' - MD

“We Are Praying for Nancy and Family ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Joseph Albanesi - Laurel, MD

“Deeply Saddened to hear of Andy's passing... may God bless the Anastasi's and friends in this difficult time! Love and healing prayers for strength...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Barrie Grice - FL - Family Friend

“You are a kind and gentle soul, Andy. I will always remember your kindness. phi phi k a, my brother. ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: Bob Beasley - Powhatan, VA

“I am so sorry to hear of Andy's death. Please be assured of my prayers for the repose of his soul and that his family and friends will find...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Fr. John Mudd - Silver Spring, MD

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Anastasi family at this difficult. May the memories carry you through and knowing that one of the best...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Lisa & Jim Hunt - Kensington, MD

“I am without words. Andy and I worked together for the last 5 years and shared an account. Even during the events of the last few months and the...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Ann Arnold - Ellicott City, MD

“My thoughts of Andy are seeing him laugh out loud with Haynes and friends as stories are shared, food and drinks flowing... so many beautiful moments...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Sherry Welsh - Isle of Palms, SC

“Andy's laugh was contagious and I will always remember him with a smile. I treasure our memories together doing whatever shannanigans came our way!...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Gina DeMatteis - Bethesda, MD

“My heart is broken. Andy was such a sweet and sincere soul. Love and prayers to Haynes, as well as Andy's family and friends ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Michelle Richards - Charleston, SC

“You will be missed. I am so sorry. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Jean Ramsey - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Andy, I was so upset to learn of your passing. I am thankful we had the chance to talk at Steve's retirement party as I never knew it would be the...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Taryn Pyle - Alexandria, VA

“My heart felt prayers to the Anastasi Family ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Tom Streep - Boston, MA - Friend

“You all are in our hearts and prayers. My hope is Andy is with Chuck having a beer and smiling. Much love to all of you as you endure this...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Kate Flaherty (Covell) - Potomac, MD

“Although I had not seen Andy in several years, he was always a kind soul with a huge heart and had a gentle and sincere presence. God Bless Andy and...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Lee Williams - Charleston, SC

“Peace to you dear Andy. Blessings to Haynes and your beloved families. ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Robert DeSando - Charleston, SC

“Rest in peace kind friend. Your legacy will live on forever. May you rest in peace and may your enteral spirit surround all who loved you. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Comerford - New York, NY

“Love and prayers to the whole Anastasi family. Thinking of you during this very sad time ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy McDonough Murray - NC


The world has lost one of the kindest souls. Andy Anastasi was genuine, peaceful, thoughtful, and fun loving. He always gave strong hugs and had a smile on his face. Andy loved music; with his beautiful tenor voice he was always ready to sing…and sing along with you. He was a fantastic listener and always had an opinion. Andy was the best husband to his beloved Haynes Wheeler. They began their sweet, joyful relationship in New York City and Milford, PA, then moved to Charleston, SC where they have treasured their time entertaining family and friends. Andy was the most wonderful and loving son, third child to Nancy and Joe Anastasi (Deceased) and son-in-law to Mary Ann Sebrell.

He was a steady rock and positive force to his entire family: sister Christy Sims, husband Chris, and their four daughters and families – Brittany, Kevin & John Bailey, Caitlin & Owen Sims, Courtney, Kevin, Brody, Cameron & Griffin Mackay, and Tori Sims, brother Steve Anastasi, his wife Terry and their children – Kristen & Ian Cully, Colleen & Adam Kempa, and Joseph Anastasi, and youngest brother, Danny Anastasi, his wife Cindy and children Jack and Lauren. Andy's personality was as large as his family. He was a tremendous influence and confidant to many. He was a graduate of Good Counsel High School and the University of Richmond. He had a successful career with ConferenceDirect. He had remarkable friends. Everyone just wanted to be around Andy. We will all miss him dearly.

Andy joined Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1989 as a Sales Executive and worked in both Washington DC at the Capital Hilton, Hilton National Sales and in their New York Headquarters. In 1998 for one year Andy worked for AT&T. He then joined ConferenceDirect as Vice President of the New York Region in 1999 after the company was only one year in business. Andy became one of the top associates of the company and part owner of the firm. He was elevated to Senior Vice President and a team leader. "I've known Andy since 1972 and treasured our friendship through the decades as we both grew personally and professionally. He's always been a bright light in the lives of everyone who knew him. Like so many others, I will miss him deeply," Said Brian Stevens, CEO of ConferenceDirect.

We know you are in heaven Andy with your father, Joe, right by your side. We know that you'll be watching over all of us while singing along with the angels. We love you!

God's Garden
By Melissa Shreve

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
God's garden must be beautiful
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, 'Peace be thine'.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you