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Andreas Alexander Franz

May 24, 1962September 14, 2020

Andreas Alexander Franz passed away on Monday, September 14th 2020 at Carolina East in New Bern, North Carolina alongside his children and wife, Kayla Franz (Daughter), Trevor Franz (Son), and Kathryn Franz (Wife).

He was born May 24th, 1962 in Athens Greece and passed away at the age of 58. From that he grew up in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Later he got married in 1993 to Kathryn and they both moved to Monrovia, Maryland and lived there for 28 years together. He was always outside and working, he was the biggest grease monkey around, great with his hands and could fix almost any machine thrown his way. If not working on a machine then you could also find him anywhere where some fish were, absolutely loved fishing. Now he couldn’t always catch something but it was always the thrill of the rod moving around for him. That was the reason he relocated to New Bern in 2016, he lived about 25 minutes from the beach and loved the ocean. He had always been cracking a joke, whether that be the right moment for one or not and always had a smile on his face, no matter what was going on.

He will be missed dearly by his friends and family. May he rest in peace.

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Marianne Lagemann

September 28, 2020

I received a call about 4 years ago from Andy because he wanted to relocate to NC and be close to the water. As a Realtor I sent him some listings. Then about 2 and a half years ago,he moved to NC into a rental so he could take his time looking around. I also got to meet his mother and become friends with them both. We found Andy his perfect home where he could set up a place to work on small engines and trains and be close enough to hop in his truck and go fishing. We visited Andy often, he was always jolly and he joked with us all the time. We will definitely miss him and his beautiful smile. Condolences to his children and family. Jerry and Marianne Lagemann

Matt hackett

September 21, 2020

i meet Andy on a job interview at rsc the manager gave me the job and me and Andy became good friends we would work in the shop together and later on he became a road service tech we would meet up on the road at jobs and Andy would always have a story to tell or say hey did you get to stop be the place with the trains or he would say I picked up this awesome hot wheels car and want to show me what treasures he had found .and it always made him happy he would say I've been looking for this for a couple years .Andy could always make you laugh and put a smile 😃 on your face . He would tell me about his trains and what he was doing with them at that point in time he loved to work on anything cars trains hot wheels weed eaters mowers and I always remember him doing fire wood to keep his family warm during the winter Trevor and Kayla and his wife were the most important thing in his life he loved to fish and sometimes I would catch him on the side of the road with his fishing pole out fishing and he would say im on lunch and I would say to him your always on lunch and we would both laugh and then he would be like don't tell the boss and I would say this is between you and me and we would meet up later that day or the next day at the shop I remember andy would call me and tell me a joke he loved to talk about his mother and some times she would drive him crazy but he always loved her i remember he called me when his mother passed and let me know what had happened . He is now back with her now he will be missed Rest in peace andy Franz you will be missed

Henry Lyzenga

September 21, 2020

I miss the conversation's we had ,it was many years before we caught up with one another ,Andy had worked for me in the middle 80's ,and I'd lost that connection again ,RIP Andy I'll miss ya.

Karen Mercer

September 20, 2020

We were his neighbors during hurricane florence. He was always trying make you smile.....he loved maranara sauce lol!

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