Andrew Charles Wysmuller

March 17, 1947January 7, 2021

Andrew Charles Wysmuller, age 73, of Charlotte, known as “Andy” to friends and family passed away on January 7th, 2021, from coronavirus, leaving behind a very full life of funny memories, laughter, and love.

Born in Holland,1947, Andy was raised in Bayside, Queens, New York. He met his beautiful wife, Ellen, during their college years in Vermont. Andy served in the United States Army Reserve for 26 years while simultaneously working a variety of different jobs in teaching, insurance, management and animal behavior.

Humor was an intrinsic part of Andy. He was always quick with a joke, smile, or laugh and brought so much happiness to all who surrounded him. If smiles were his currency, he would be a very rich man.

Andy is survived by his wife, Ellen; his children, Steven Wysmuller (Lauren) and Jennifer Bernstein; his grandchildren, Ben, Nina, and Samara Wysmuller and Evie Bernstein; his brothers, Tom and Allan Wysmuller; and niece and nephews.

A lifelong lover of animals, Andy volunteered at Animal Care and Control. A private memorial service will take place on Sunday, January 10th. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Services at


  • A Private Memorial Service will be held.

    Sunday, January 10, 2021


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Jessica Higgins

January 24, 2021

Oh Ellen, we are so sorry to hear that Andy has passed away. We have such fond memories of him and his smile and his friendly neighborly help & advice. Sending our love, the Higgins family.

Lori Smith

January 12, 2021

Andy brought joy and laughter wherever he went, he was never a stranger to me as he welcomed me as a friend as soon as I moved in the neighborhood. When I look at my little dog I can’t help but think of Andy how he brought the two of us together I
will forever be grateful. Andy rescued me from a snake, bat in the bathtub, Woodpecker’s, and a squirrel in the house, he never complained once.
My love and prayers go out to you Ellen and your children, and he was a very special friend that you could always count on for wisdom and laughter
He will be greatly missed.
Aloha Nue Loa Andy

Joan Van Hoven

January 11, 2021

Dear Ellen and family, I am so sorry to learn of Andy's passing. I was ironically just going through my photo albums and saw your wedding and engagement photos. I cannot locate your telephone numbers, but will keep trying. My heartfelt sympathy. Cousin Joan

Mary Siems

January 11, 2021

We have so many fond memories of Andy living in Hembstead. We enjoyed catching up with him each time we went into Petco. He was always bursting with pride when he talked about his family. His grandchildren brought him so much delight.
Andy will be truly missed, he was one of the good guys. He lived life to its fullest and did so with devotion to his family, integrity and friendship.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prays are with you.
RIP Andy
Love, The Siems Family

Mitchell Pearl

January 11, 2021

Condolences from cousin Mitch (& Maureen) and our children Joseph, Molly Rae, and Will. We were shocked and very saddened to hear, and sorry to be out of touch for so long. Reading about Andy reminded me that you had lived in Vermont, where we live now. May Andy's memory be for a blessing. Much love from our family to yours.

Aaron Field

January 10, 2021

Always quick with a joke and ready to chat, Andy was a neighbor anyone would be absolutely lucky to have. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him over the last couple of years, and he will be missed dearly by myself and all of those whom loved him so. Ellen and family, my deepest condolences go out to you in this time of loss. My thoughts are with all of you.

Michael Kennedy

January 10, 2021

I worked with Andy at Petco Arboretum. He was always passionate in his love for animals and his customers. Many times customers would come into the store and ask for him if he was not at work. Very sorry to learn of his passing.

Judy and Larry Clare

January 10, 2021

Dear Ellen and family,
We are devastated to learn of Andy's passing. We mourn his loss. May God bless you as you grieve his untimely death. We will always remember him for his youthful ways. We cherish the moments he brightened our lives as neighbors. After you moved away, we loved that he accepted our son Ben as another member of your family whenever Steve and Ben traveled to visit each other as children. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Judy and Larry

Alison Allen

January 10, 2021

His laugh... his smile.... his quirky sense of humor ! I will treasure those memories of Andy. As a neighbor, we shared parenthood, Hurricane Hugo and many funny moments together! He will be greatly missed! ‘Sending my love to Ellen and the family... I will be praying for you.
With Love,
Alison Allen

Charlotte McGuire Willis

January 10, 2021

Ellen, Steven, and Jennifer....I was so saddened when Brett called me to share the news of Andy’s passing. I’m so very sorry for your sudden loss. Even though I have lost touch personally with you all, I have kept up through Brett. Seems like yesterday that the kids were swimming, riding bikes, carpooling, etc. The good old Hembstead days were some of the best. Sending all of you my deepest sympathy.