Andre Joachim Eduard Walter

December 24, 1962June 8, 2019

Andre (Andy) Joachim Eduard Walter of Lake Mary, FL, unexpectedly passed away on June 8, 2019. Andy was born in Donauworth, Germany, on December 24, 1962. He was a graduate of Jacob-Fugger Gymnasium, Germany, and subsequently attended the University of Augsburg, Germany, where he earned a Master of Economics. Andy’s business career involved 20 years with NCR; real estate sales in Blue Ridge, GA, for 10 years; and most recently as an investor and Operations Manager at Smart Baking Company in Sanford, FL. On June 6, he was last photographed with the management team as Smart Baking Company won the Orlando Business Journal’s number one slot in the 50 fastest growing companies in Central Florida. Andy and his wife of 36 years, Joanne Theresa (Synowsky) Walter met and were later married in Germany on June 9, 1983. Prior to moving to Lake Mary, Andy and Joanne lived in Blue Ridge, Georgia on Turkeypen Ridge Farm. Andy was a member of US Eventing Association (USEA), a non-profit 501c educational organization dedicated to providing training, competitive events and promotion of the sport of Three Day Eventing. Andy competed and later trained a young eventer, Rainey Cantrell, who went on to win ribbons on his horse, Shepherd. Andy was fortunate to train under Canadian and English Olympic and 4-star eventers and began his riding journey in Horgau, Germany. Andy lived with purpose, discipline and patience. He enriched the lives of all those who knew him with humor, extensive business experience and depth of knowledge in every interest he pursued. Andy is survived by his wife, Joanne (Jo), in Orlando; his mother, Irmgard and sister, Christine, in Germany; as well as in-laws, nephews and cousins across two continents. Andy’s favorite phrases were “What doesn’t kill you makes your stronger,” and Einstein’s “There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.” Andy chose the latter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. James Catholic Church, Orlando. Donations can be made to USEA ( or the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers. To leave an online condolence or to share your thoughts about Andy, please visit


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Alejandra/ Tom Mills

June 24, 2019

We always will have Andy in our prayers. Our boys who attended his horses are deeply saddened to hear about Andy. Andy was a great neighbor, friend and “boss” RIP.

Peggy Higby

June 19, 2019

Joanne- I’m so sorry to hear about Andy. I remember when you both graciously hosted us at the farm in Georgia prior to my husband’s deployment. You took such great care of our very fragile family getting ready to go through a hard time. I will always remember you and Andy’s generosity and kindness. We will pray for Andy and for you to find peace. In deepest condolence, The Higby Family

Terry Glogovsky

June 12, 2019

So very sorry to hear about Andy. I worked with Andy at NCR Retail for several years. He was a great mentor and friend. I learned so much from him over the years and cannot express my condolences enough to Joanne and family.

You will be missed Andy.