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A devoted father, son, brother, husband and friend, Andrew Waite of Traverse City, MI reunited with loved ones at the Rainbow Bridge on Sunday, December 24, 2023. He was 45 years old.

Born on April 24, 1978, in Youngstown, Ohio, Andrew was the cherished son of Richard and Nancy Waite (Guglielmo). He is survived by wife, Gabrielle Brown (Badger), and their two sons, August Waite (age 6) and Boden Waite (age 3); his parents Richard and Nancy Waite (Guglielmo) of Lordstown, OH; his sister Jaime Oakley (Waite) of De Soto, KS; his grandparents Nicholas and Olga Guglielmo of Youngstown, OH; his aunt Anna Marie Guglielmo of Avon Lake, OH; and his uncle Nicholas Guglielmo of Westlake, OH.

He is preceded in death by Christin Waite, M.D. and grandparents, Richard and Gladys Waite.

Andrew spent his life helping others. He graduated from Lordstown High School in 1996 and from the University of Toledo in 2000 with a B.A in psychology. He obtained his Masters Degree in Social Work from Illinois State University in 2011. He spent over 20 years compassionately caring for those in need. He reunited countless families and secured treatment for society’s most vulnerable. Andrew was empathetic, kind, and unwavering.

He was the kind of man you wanted in your foxhole when difficulties arose. He had a gentle manner- despite speaking so loudly he could be heard from space- and his laugh was infectious. He would do anything to make Gabby and his kids smile. His children were his greatest joy and he especially loved making up silly games with them, looking at Pokemon, and taking them fishing. He loved soccer, the Steelers, and like any good Italian- pasta and bread. A private celebration of life will be held in Lordstown, OH in the spring of 2024. Memorial contributions will be utilized solely for the education and care of August and Boden at www.gofundme.com/f/support-the-waite-boys

A Celebration of Andrew’s life will be held 1pm, Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the Lordstown, Ohio Administration Building.

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