Andrew David Partis, 41, of Cortland, N.Y., passed away Friday December 9, 2011 at Upstate University Medical Center. He was born June 23, 1970 in Cortland NY.
Andy was a lifelong resident of the area graduating from Dryden High School in 1988 and then graduated from Tompkins County Community College. He had been employed with Suit Kote then began his own business, AP Builders. He enjoyed the outdoors especially snowmobiling, motorcycling, and skiing. His greatest joy was playing with his children.
He is survived by his wife of 7 yrs. Stephanie VanSlyke Partis of Cortland, his sons Reid and Evan, and daughter Maria at home, his mother Stella Partis of Cortland, his brothers William (Carol) Partis of Groton, Jeffrey (Suzanne) Partis of Cortland, sister Susan (John) Morehouse of Cortland, his wifes family the VanSlykes, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father David Partis in 2009.
Calling hours will be Tuesday 4-8 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland NY.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11 am at the Grace Episcopal and Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Court St., Cortland NY with Father Peter Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer NY. .
Contributions may be directed to Andys sister Susan Morehouse 11 Helen Ave., Cortland NY, who will be establishing a fund for Andys children.
Stephanie, I am so so sorry for your loss. We all loved Andy and will miss him alot. I know that he loved you and the kids with all his heart. I have some great memories and he won't be forgotten. We love you Steph....Penny&Matt
Stephanie and family, There are no words to describe the sadness and heartfelt sympathy for your loss!!! It was so evident how much Andy loved and cherished you, Reid, Maria, Evan, his family and friends... he will be missed and remain in our hearts always. Michelle & Randy Congdon
Sue, Emily & josh - I ma so sorry to hear this news. Please know that we are thinking of you. Rebecca
STEPHANIE, I DON'T HAVE OR CAN I FIND THE WORDS FOR YOU, ONLY, I AM SO, SO SORRY. I CAME TO WB,TWICE, BUT SO MANY PEOPLE NEEDED TO SEE YOU, THAT I THO'T I'D SEND THIS INSTEAD. YOU HAVE BEEN A VERY GOOD FRIEND, (AND HEALER) I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THE KIDS. IF THERE IS ANYTHING, AND I MEAN ANYTHING THAT YOU NEED OR I CAN DO, PLEASE ALLOW ME TO DO SO. TAKE CARE THE BEST YOU CAN AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU, LOVE, ROGER
Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your children. My thoughts and prayers are with you. So very sorry to the entire Partis family for your loss. From DeAnna (Lavine) & Ley Backus and family.
Stephanie, my sincerest sympathies to you, your children and family. Please know that you are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Pamela Rexer-Rood
I am so sorry for your great loss and especially so for your children. I'm sure you and the rest of the family will share Andy with the children through your stories and memories. You will be in my prayers through this difficult time. Karen (Space) Fischbein