Brett Andrews Obituary

Brett A Andrews
Brett A Andrews

October 3, 1987 - May 12, 2018
Born in Springville, NY
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Brett Anthony Andrews, a proud fourth generation Operating Engineer Local 302, left us suddenly in an airplane accident on Saturday, May 12, 2018. He was 30 years old, born in Springville, New York, and lived in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Valdez, Alaska. He graduated from Dimond High School and Operating Engineers Registered Apprenticeship.

He is survived by his mother, Kathie Andrews from Anchorage, father, Gerald, and step-mother Kathlynn, also from Anchorage. He had one brother and sister-in-law, Benjermin and Elizabeth Andrews and their children Elsie, Adalyn and Bennett from Anchorage, step-brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Brenna Frost and family, step-sister Kelly Frost and family. He is survived by his girlfriend, Katie Wilkerson. Grandparents are Betty Bybee, Wayne and Linda Ingram, Don and Michelle Jaco and John Andrews. Brett is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Brett was an avid adventurer and traveler. His interests included rock climbing, hunting, camping, and most importantly: flying. His warm heart was felt by all. Although Brett had many companions ready to take on his next big adventure, he really began to live after meeting his Love, Katie. He was a competent and certified crane operator and worked throughout the state of Alaska. Undoubtedly, his first best friend was his brother Ben and he was a proud uncle and role model to his nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church at 8110 Jewel Lake Road at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. A celebration of life/reception will follow from 1-6 pm at the Local 302 Operating Engineers Union Hall at 4001 Denali Street.




Funeral Home
Cremation Society of Alaska
7216 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK United States 99507