Editor's note: Westlake Patch will have a story later regarding the circumstances regarding Baumgartner's death, following police apprehension.
Andrew R. Baumgartner age 27, of Westlake, passed away on Feb. 1, 2013. He was born on Feb. 12, 1985. He was born in Mayfield Heights.
He was the beloved son of Richard and Gay, dear brother of Allan (Pat), Denise, Tracy Byrne (Patrick), Kelly Ralston (Christopher) and Candice. He was the grandson of Joseph and Blanche DeSalvo and Adolf and Frieda Baumgartner and uncle of Ian, Bailey, Patrick, Thomas, Zachary, Lucas, Joseph, Marissa and Alec. Andrew was the boyfriend of Danielle Gilchrist and a beloved nephew and cousin.
Andrew was a junior at Cleveland State and also served in the US Marine Corps serving time in both Afghanistan and Persian Gulf. He was awarded Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/Combat V.
Funeral Services are Wednesday, Feb. 6th at 10 a.m. at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 25200 Lorain Road, North Olmsted.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. -4 p.m and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Feb. 5 at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake.
The family is requesting no flowers.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Andrew Baumgartner Memorial Fund c/o Dollar Bank.