Andrew

July 23, 1948 ~ August 5, 2020

Born in: CA
Resided in: Torrance, CA

Andrew Stamatelatos, a 72-year old resident of Torrance CA, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Andy was born in Los Angeles on July 23, 1948 and grew up in Hermosa Beach. Andy was a member of the armed forces serving in the Air Force and was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. After returning home he became a real estate broker and tax preparer. Andy was a member of California Society of Enrolled Agents. He and his wife were members of Hope United Methodist Church where he was active in the United Methodist Men. Andy was a lifelong Dodgers, Lakers, and UCLA Bruins fan.

Andy is survived by his wife Loretta, daughter Jannean (husband David), son AJ (wife Heather), and four grandchildren Drew, Caleb, Jadyn, and Micah.

A private family service will be held followed by a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America: www.vva.org/donate/ or Hope United Methodist Church: www.noisychildrenwelcome.com/give/.

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  1. candle 7Andy was my roommate in the Air Force. He was a great friend and a great guy to know. Glad to know that he had a terrific family and a great life. Best wishes to the family during this difficult time.

  2. To the Stamatalatos family – i just received your letter of Andy’s passing and am heartbroken and at a loss for words. Andy has taken care of our familes tax preparation needs for over 30 yrs i think. I am so sorry for the tremendous loss for your family. He was an amazing person and we will miss him greatly. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  3. To the Stamatalatos family – i just received your letter of Andy’s passing and am heartbroken and at a loss for words. Andy has taken care of our familes tax preparation needs for over 30 yrs i think. I am so sorry for the tremendous loss for your family. He was an amazing person and we will miss him greatly. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  4. candle 7So sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. Took care of my parent’s taxes as well as mine for many years. Always kind and thoughtful we loved talking about the Lakers. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

  5. To the Stamatelatos Family – we just received the letter letting us know that Andy has passed away. I can only say that we are so sad and sorry to hear this news. Andy was our “Tax Guy”, but we considered him a good friend. We actually looked forward to our tax meeting every year and catching up on the last year and discussing world events. He was so much fun to spend this hour or so with. Our thought are with you. Andy was one in a million and he will be missed.

  6. Dear family, The news of Andy’s passing is heartbreaking. As with so many, he was our tax man for literally decades. His quiet demeanor, smile, sense of humor and the love that emulated from him will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to the family. As others have said, Andy was one in a million and nobody will ever be able to fill his shoes. My deepest condolences. Godspeed Andy.

  7. candle 7I am in shock and saddened to have received the letter today about Andy’s passing. I have known Andy for 35 years, as he did my parents taxes when I was a kid and then mine when I started working, and my families since our marriage 16 years ago. I literally just saw him a month before his passing, he was looking good!!! I LOVED Andy, I can’t say that enough!! He was amazing, knew his stuff, and I always enjoyed the 1-2 hours a year I got to sit, talk and catch up on all things life with him… This is a big loss for us and for all, and our sincerest condolences goes to the family. Andy WILL be missed!! RIP Andy. 🙁
    — The Rigging Family

  8. candle 7We received our letter today. Andy was indeed a special man. As the others have commented, Andy handled the taxes for my parents and then us over a period of probably 40+ years. His patience, humor, and genuine goodness will be remembered. We looked forward to our annual appointment to not only do our taxes but to talk politics, John Wayne, grandchildren, real estate and a myriad of other topics. We hope he knew what a treasure he was and we will miss him so much. To his family – he loved you more than anything, and always spoke of you with such pride. His love lives on with all of you and we wish you peace and wonderful memories of his time with you.

  9. candle 7My thoughts and prayers go out to the Stamatelatos family. I was so sad to receive the letter about Andy’s passing. Of course, like all of us, preparing and paying taxes is never fun, but I looked forward to seeing Andy in March and chatting about the world and the good old days growing up in the 50s and 60s. Andy will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.

  10. candle 4To Andy’s family – I was saddened to receive the letter about Andy’s passing. I looked forward to our time together each year at tax time. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved talking about his family. He will be missed by all. May God bless and comfort you.

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