Andrew Martin Teske, 52, of Houston, Texas, died Friday, October 16, 2020, at his home. He worked in the oil and gas industry for the past 13 years in outside sales. Andrew was born on August 7, 1968 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of South Carolina for undergraduate studies and Indiana University for graduate studies. He was an outstanding competitive swimmer in upstate New York and competed on the collegiate level at the University of South Carolina. Andrew was an assistant swim coach at Indiana University, a swim coach at summer swim camps in Barbados, and a Masters swim coach for nine years at Weekley YMCA. He loved swimming and enjoyed coaching the sport he loved so much. He was a beloved husband, a devoted son, a cherished brother, a favorite uncle, a diligent coach, and a supportive friend. He had a smile for everyone he met, and he never met a stranger. He is survived by his wife, Michele, his parents retired Rev. Martin and Lenore Teske, his sisters and brothers-in-law Sarah and Mark Pollex, Rachel and Mark O’Leary, his brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Sara Teske, and his nieces and nephews Sophia, Theodore, Ryan, Megan, Riley and Willa. Because of COVID protocols, a funeral mass has been postponed until all family and friends can gather together. Per Andrew’s last wishes, a celebration of life/wake is scheduled on Andrew’s birthday August 7, 2021 in Houston at a location and time TBD.
Gifts in Andrew’s memory may be sent to the John Ritter Research Program, the Houston SPCA, or the Houston Food Bank.