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Andrew Robert Black
Essex - Andrew Robert Black, the beloved son of Rob and Alyssa (Hughes) Black and much loved brother of Victoria Ann and Steven William Black, died at the age of 23 on December 6, 2018 at his home in Essex, Vermont. He was a 2014 graduate of Essex High School.
Andrew was a true son of Vermont who loved hiking the Green Mountain Trails and found beauty in everything he saw. He was a gifted athlete; hockey was his passion and he was a rabid fan of the Montreal Canadiens. He was a young brewer, having started at age 16, and was fascinated by the art and science of using traditional ingredients to create innovative Vermont beers. Toward that end, he was a valued employee at "Lawson's Finest Liquids" where he was learning his craft. Andrew was kind, generous of heart, and known for his smile and laughter that could light up a room. He loved animals, most especially his dog Biggie, and Biggie adored him. In addition to his immediate family and dog, Andrew is survived by his grandparents Shirley Snyder, Bill and Veronica Hughes, and Bill and Karen Black, as well as his many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Andrew Black was an adventurous spirit who loved deeply and was loved in return. He will be greatly missed by his many friends, family, and co-workers alike.
A public viewing will be held on December 13, 2018 at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, VT from 3:00-6:00 pm.
"Lawson's Finest Liquids" at 155 Carroll Road, Waitsfield, Vermont is hosting a celebration of Andrew's life on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 6:30-8:30. Anyone who knew and loved Andrew is encouraged to come and contribute their stories, memories, and share in his favorite brews.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Andrew's name be made to the Green Mountain Club. Additionally, the family asks that you please consider lobbying your State Representative with the following: "In honor of Andrew R. Black, we ask that you work for legislation that imposes a reasonable waiting period between firearm purchase and possession to provide a cooling off period to guard against impulsive acts of violence."