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Andrew Patrick (Andy) Raposa

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From page A4 | November 04, 2012 |

Raposa, Andrew

April 12,1969 – November 5, 2010

This month marks the second anniversary of the sudden passing of Andy, a beloved member of our family. Andy died of an enlarged heart, a condition that, according to the autopsy, he had had for years. He was a Sacramento Kaiser patient for 13 years. It is difficult for his loving family to accept the fact that Andy had to leave us when he had so many talents to continue to share with the world.

Andy was a professor of American History and inspired his students with his love of the history of our country. His interest in America was evident at a young age. After bedtime he would hide under his blankets with a flashlight reading. Once when he was twelve, late at night, he was caught by his dad reading “Grapes of Wrath.” He admitted he had been reading books from the ample family library for two years. His main interest was in American History, especially concerning Abraham Lincoln and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Andy grew up and continued his love of reading and eventually obtained a double Master’s degree in both America History and Theatre. He completed a 162 page thesis titled, “The People Vs. the Railroaders, the Sacramento Union and the Central Pacific Railroad Company, 1867 – 1875” at California State University in Sacramento. Andy was known for his impressive intellect, his knowledge of the world and politics. He maintained an informative blog for years, which was followed by a large number of readers.

Andy also had a great passion for the arts. He wrote, produced, directed and acted in many plays during and after his years in college. He was a cat lover and rescued many kittens throughout his life. He would feed them with a baby doll’s bottle throughout the night, and still get up to go to school the next day. He had a gentle heart and was always willing to help others. Andy, you were a gentleman, a man of integrity, and an inspiration to not only your students and family, but to anyone who called you a friend.

Andy is survived by his loving parents Ed and Annemarie Raposa, his younger brother Tim and Tim’s daughter Shy Dutrow, his older brother Ed and wife Cathy, and their children Ryan and Amy, and his wife Kimberly Stockard.

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