Chris Andres (72), formerly of Putney, VT died peacefully on May 20,2022 in Derby, Vt after a period of declining health and well-being.
Chris was born on May 23, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio to Paul and Kaye Andres. Chris picked apples in Vermont and citrus in Florida in the 70’s. He then settled in Putney and worked at a variety of jobs.
Chris was generous with his time and money. In addition to tending his own crops of asparagus, garlic, and squash in the Putney Community Garden, Chris nurtured the entire gardening community by maintaining paths and preparing beds. He danced at the Vermont Jazz Center and wherever music was playing. His response to turmoil and suffering in Bosnia was to volunteer as a supply truck driver.
A long-term member of Putney Friends Meeting, Chris was active on committees. He enjoyed spiritual discussions as well as festive events. He was a most attentive caretaker of the Meeting House.
Chris was eccentric, talkative, and quick to smile. Chris was both kind and challenging, both thoughtful and impulsive. His words and actions were at times considerate and, at other times, hurtful.
Chris leaves many friends at the Putney Friends Meeting, the Community Garden, and throughout the community. We are grateful to Ethan Perry of Derby, VT for the kind care provided to Chris in his final months. Chris is survived by his siblings: Tim Andres, John Andres, and Laurel Andres.
Chris was deeply moved by suffering in Palestine; memorial contributions can be made in his name to the American Friends Service Committee to provide school supplies for children in Gaza.