Andrew A. Weiss

Sep. 10, 1948 - July 25, 2012
Andrew A. Weiss

    Andrew A. Weiss, an East Hampton High School graduate and former president of the Peconic chapter of the American Institute of Architects, died of a heart attack on July 25 in Riverhead, where he was staying. He was 63.
    He was born to Theodore and Frances Weiss in New York City on Sep. 10, 1948. His parents moved to Springs not long afterward.
    “He pointed out the house where he grew up many times to me,” his daughter, Molly Morgan Weiss, said yesterday, adding that it was just off Springs-Fireplace Road near Ashawagh Hall.
    He graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a degree in architecture. Working on the East End for roughly 30 years, he designed many houses and commercial spaces. “I know he designed the house I grew up in when I was a little girl in Sagaponack,” Ms. Weiss said.
    He married Stacey Pennebaker in January 1983. Ms. Weiss was their only child. The couple later separated.
    Mr. Weiss was president of A.I.A. Peconic for 2011-12, working to nurture other architects.
    Outside of work, “he loved being by the water. It was the ocean he loved. He loved swimming, he loved windsurfing, he loved fishing. He was always at the beach. He swam religiously,” Ms. Weiss said.
    He was an habitue of coffee shops and a lifelong Yankees fan.
    In addition to his daughter, who lives in New York City, he is survived by two sisters, Mariana Rilleau of Northampton, Mass., and Nancy Weiss of Brooklyn.
    A funeral service and celebration of his life will be held at Peter’s Pond Beach in Sagaponack on Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m.
    Ms. Weiss has suggested donations in his name to Habitat for Humanity at habitatsuffolk.org.
 


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