September 10, 1932 - November 28, 2014
Andrew Gould Moody died on November 28, 2014 in Wichita, Kansas. He was 82. Andy was born on September 10, 1932 in Evanston, Illinois to Ralph O. Moody and Edna L. Hudgins. He served as a radar specialist in the Army between 1950-1953. Andy particularly enjoyed time stationed in Germany near his brother Chuck, with whom he was very close. He graduated with a degree in History from the University of California at Berkeley.
Andy was also a craftsman. He enjoyed many years and projects at his home in El Cerrito, California and helped build his brother’s house in Carmel. Andy worked for Sylvania before becoming a Letter Carrier. He retained his love of walking outdoors long after retirement from the Post Office, and put everyone younger to shame anytime we had to ‘hoof it’.
Andy was a devoted brother to his siblings, Charles O. Moody and Edna M. Morales. He loved and cared for each and every one of their children as his own. Upon birth, all of his nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and great grand niece were given really soft and special stuffed animals to comfort them through life.
Andy loved to read history and listen to opera, insatiably. He also loved to discuss weighty issues, preferably over pool, cribbage, or gin rummy… with Cheez-Its. Andy is remembered for his gracious nature, humor and life-affirming laugh; the kind that just made you proud to make him laugh. He will be deeply missed.
Andy fulfilled his father’s final wish to take care of his sister. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Jean Moody; nephews, Douglas Moody and David Moody; nieces, Lisa Moody, Kate Moody, Kimberly Morales and Robin Morales Cabral; nine grand nieces and nephews; two great grand nephews, and a great grandniece. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister. A memorial for Andy will be planned for 2015 in his home state of California.