A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church at 4501 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The family will host a luncheon immediately following the service at the Simpson House, which is directly adjacent to the church. The family will also receive visitors on Monday, April 10, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Chapel Northland, 401 Main Street, Parkville, MO and directly before the service on Tuesday, April 11 at All Souls. In Andrew’s memory, donations can be made to Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, 4001 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Suite 250, Kansas City, MO 64130. Memories and condolences of Andrew may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Andrew Phillip Derrossett, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on April 3, 2023 at age 36. His spirit is carried on by his parents Marion and Camilla Huet-Derrossett, his sister Alexis, her husband Anthony Lupo, nephew Phillip Anthony Lupo and niece Isabella Valentina Lupo.
It was a better world with Andrew in it. He was a generous, thoughtful young man who not only cared about, but also cared for, his family and friends. Nothing brought a bigger smile to his face than playing with his two-year-old nephew and newborn niece. His radiant pride at becoming an uncle made one want to be his family member, too. Self-disciplined and softspoken, Andrew struck no low blows, only lifted people up, and embraced the diversities of this world.
At Park Hill South High School he found fun and mischief, graduating in 2005 with life-long friends, including Kyle Martin, Nelson Vowels, Stephen Riegg, and Philip Groves. At the University of Central Missouri, from which he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (the latter in 2011) he found a passion for computer science and information technology, which lead to a flourishing career. He was an indispensable Senior Systems Analyst at Cerner in Kansas City, winning not only the respect of his colleagues but also several awards. A consummate professional, at work Andrew went above-and-beyond the tasks assigned to him, always focused on facilitating a smoothly functioning team environment.
At home, no one could outdo Andrew in the kitchen. His finesse and skill when preparing Italian dishes entailed the use of advanced pasta-making machinery that was the delight of his dinner guests and the envy of local restauranteurs. Andrew was as much a connoisseur of Kansas City fine dining as he was an avid body builder and nutrition guru. The occasional shirtless selfies proved that he defied aging. He unwound not only by playing video games but also by building, testing, and improving his own computers. His cats were lucky to have such a caring owner, except when he tried their patience with photos at inopportune times.
He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Ralph Edgar Glen Derrossett and Frieda Wilhelmina (Gebhards) Derrossett, and maternal grandparents William C Thompson and Isabella Maria (Stoklos) Thompson.