OBITUARY

Andrew Yeo

February 4, 1966June 29, 2019
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Andrew Yeo was born on February 4, 1966 and passed away on June 29, 2019.

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20 July

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center

1112 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL 33458

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James Daniels

July 13, 2019

I didn’t know any very long but once we met we connected. Had a lot of respect for him as he also had a lot of respect for me as our goals in our careers were the same. Working next to each other we pushed, laughed and ultimately respected on another. He will be missed as a person, a co worker and ultimately a friend.

Brad Gallion

July 13, 2019

RIP to my mentor, my boss and most importantly, my TRUE FRIEND, Andrew (Andy) Yeo.

So, I’ve known this for a few weeks now about Andy’s passing, and was sworn to secrecy from FB, which I honored. Then, I got permission to post, and waited for what I felt was the right time. Now that a few weeks have passed, and tributes have slowed down as they do when life goes on, I felt this is the right time.

Truly, where do I start? For those of you on my page who didn't work with Andy Yeo and I during our GKN Aerospace Chem-tronics years in El Cajon, you truly have no interest in this post. BUT, if you didn't know Andy, please hang in there with me and you'll understand the post. I got word on Sunday, from Andy's wife Jessica, that Andy passed away on Saturday, June 29. Jessica requested, and I adhered to her wishes, that nothing was posted on Facebook until she shared his passing first. Of course, though it was tough to do as I loved him immensely, I honored her wishes (though it tore me up, as Patti can attest to). And before I posted this, I asked for her blessing first. I got the go for it. So, let me begin.

Andrew Yeo, "Andy", was born on February 4, 1966. He shared his birthday with my son Chad and also our dearest friend, Karen Worthen. For those who knew Andy best, he would tell me that greatness comes in 3's. One of the thousands of things I remember about Andy. His humor was always at the top of his game. I entered Andy's life, and not vice versa, because he had heard I was laid off at another company. I received a personal call from him on December 19, 1999. He asked me if I would "do him the honor" of an interview to be a Manufacturing Supervisor on his team. I had left GKN Chem-tronics after 12 years to pursue greener pastures in the management side of the business. But I had always longed to be back home. After a good interview and a stop at The Hungry Hunter for a few "pints" (he also introduced me to a Black and Tan), we had an agreement.

Kurt Nanney

July 12, 2019

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Andy as a lean professional at Odyssey Industries an Ascent Aerospace company owned by AIP. He was introduced to me as an operational expert who would help us run the company more effectively. At the time, Early 2013, very few within our organization were "interested" in learning about lean principles. Andy quickly won their hearts and minds through his patient, attentive, and unrelenting personality. He was instrumental in helping us achieve a positive lean culture change. I consider Andy a friend and he was always available if I needed advice on a lean initiative. He was always very kind and encouraging to me personally as well.
He will be missed!

Kurt Nanney

Sue Statham

July 12, 2019

Such shocking and sad news. I had the pleasure of working with Andy for a number of years when he joined Rolls Royce Derby as a graduate. Andy was professional, had the kindest of hearts and a wicked sense of humour - with which he entertained the team on a daily basis. Unfortunately we lost touch as our careers diverged and life moved on. Never the less, I have fond memories of our time working together. Andy will be missed by many. Gone, but not forgotten. My condolences to all of Andy’s family and friends.

Suzanne Aldana

July 10, 2019

I had the pleasure of working and getting to know Andy years ago when he came to help with the turnaround at E-ONE. I didn't see him or talk with him again until he came back just a few months ago.
It was like he never left us. He was a wonderful man with a kind soul. My heart hurts for you, Jessica, but please know all of us at E-ONE are keeping you in our hearts and prayers.

Lenn Nelson

July 8, 2019

I had so much respect for Andy because he always showed through his actions that he cared about the “employee on the floor”. He was so comfortable on the shop floor and was very much revered by the technicians, and all the folks who got the job done. I firmly believe that he used his vast knowledge of Lean principles to make work more meaningful and easier for the folks on the front lines of work.

Andy will be missed by so many. May God bless his family and comfort them in the days ahead.

Hussam Kubtan

July 8, 2019

Andrew and I both worked at E-One for a number of years. His work ethic was excellent, and he spent tireless hours working on improving business processes at the company. Beyond that he was very personable, friendly, and enjoyed a wonderful sense of humour. I’m shocked to see this news today. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest In Peace Andrew, you’ll be missed sir.

Janice DeForest

July 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Andy Yeo, till we meet again!

Mel Greaves

July 8, 2019

Andy and I started our careers together at Rolls-Royce back in 1987, and I always loved his cheeky sense of humour and marvelled at his energy and enthusiasm as we became firm friends. As was his way, he never forgot anyone and we reconnected just a few years ago, as though no time had passed at all.

We have lost a solid gold chap, a joker and a gentleman. My sincere condolences to all those he leaves behind at this sad time.

Mel

John Hanes

July 7, 2019

I was asked to be Andy’s Executive Coach while he was at GKN. It was such a pleasure working with him and the best assignment I ever had since Andy was so eager to learn and grow. Always a pleasure to work with and I continue to feel he taught me lessons that were as valuable as anything I ever imparted to him.
Andy had great instincts as to how to connect with people at all levels and from all parts of the world. On several occasions he sent consulting work my way never expecting anything in return. Out of the blue after a year of no communication he would call me on my cell phone with a question or idea and we would talk as if we had been in constant contact.
It is a complete shock to hear of his premature passing. Godspeed Andy and Rest In Peace my brother.

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