Andrew Schlater, 27, Former Wineport of Darien Employee

Andrew Schlater obituary 8-4-16

Andrew Schlater, 27, passed away Sunday, July 31.

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Andrew Francis Schlater, a resident of Rowayton,  passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 in Norwalk.

Andrew Schlater obituary 8-4-16

Andrew Schlater, 27, passed away Sunday, July 31.

Born on June 10, 1989 in Stamford, he was the son of Frank and Nancy Schlater. He was a graduate of The Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, Mass.

Born and raised in Rowayton, Andrew worked for several local businesses including Rowayton Pizza, Rowayton Market and the WinePort of Darien. He also worked for Reynolds’ Farms and Gilbertie’s Nurseries where he developed his passion for organic gardening, growing unusual and heirloom tomatoes.

Andrew was a good friend and student of Nick Mancini, lecturer and author of The Complete Organic Garden. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge and passion for organic gardening with his family and friends who benefitted from his delicious tomato harvests.


an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home


Andrew is survived by his proud and loving parents, Frank and Nancy, brother Alex and his maternal grandmother Patricia Koch of Elmhurst, Ill. He is also survived by his many beloved and loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will gather together to celebrate his life.

The family will receive friends at the United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Karen Eiler of the Rowayton United Methodist Church, with a reception to follow. Interment will be private.

Andrew gave the ultimate gift of life by donating his organs through the New England Organ Bank.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Andrew’s name may be made to the New England Organ Bank, 60 First St., Waltham, MA 02451-1106, or the family’s church, the Rowayton United Methodist Church, 5 Pennoyer St., Rowayton, CT 06853.

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