Andrew Maltbie

August 5, 1972 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 47)



Andrew Maltbie

                       August 5, 1972 - September 10, 2019  


Andrew Maltbie, a longtime resident of Chapel Hill, NC passed peacefully Tuesday   morning September 10, 2019, He spent his last thirteen days fighting for his life after a long battle with liver disease.


Mr. Andrew Maltbie, son of Allan Maltbie and Kay Hallyburton Maltbie was born in Pittsburgh, PA August 5, 1972 and moved to Chapel Hill in 1973 with his mother and father.  He attended Estes Hills Elementary, Phillips Middle School, Friends School and Chapel Hill High School, graduating in 1990. Andrew attended UNC Chapel Hill and Appalachian State University in Boone where he studied film and political science.  

Andrew was a professional musician, playing bass guitar and composing music. He spent time with legendary Les Paul in New York discussing music and life. Andrew performed and recorded with many bands during the course of his career. This includes Captain Apache, Zen Frisbee, Family Dollar Pharaohs, The Dexter Romweber Trio and Nocturne Jive. Andrew greatly inspired both his brother William and his wife Teresa to follow their musical aspirations. He created a professional music studio where he played, recorded and produced music. 

In addition to music, Andrew was passionate about film, progressive politics and Carolina Basketball. When he enthusiastically cast a vote for Obama’s second term, he met a long time hero, Dean Smith, at the polls. Andrew greatly admired Dean Smith for his humanitarian efforts to include all people regardless of race or background. He enjoyed his basketball tactics and coaching.

Andrew was a loving and devoted husband to Teresa Andersen Maltbie. Andrew and Teresa met through a mutual friend in front of the Cat's Cradle in January, 1991. As a husband he was compassionate, romantic, adventurous and magical. Andrew and Teresa shared 28 years of  love  and friendship. 14 of those years they were married. They were married on May 15, 2005. They spent their honeymoon on Ocracoke Island, NC.  They renewed their vows on Ocracoke Island 2010 with a sea captain before para sailing and flying up into the sky. Andrew always said nobody ever picks the sea captain. Again in 2016 Andrew and Teresa met the captain of the river boat they had been cruising on around Europe. Andrew was sure to ask the captain to perform an informal ceremony. “We will love each other through happiness, scrappiness, and crappiness”. Their wedding vows in a nut shell. Andrew and Teresa shared a wonderful friendship and a deep love for each other. They will see each other in their dreams and visions and be reunited one day forever.

Andrew is survived by his sweetheart, beloved wife and soulmate, Teresa Andersen Maltbie, his cherished son, Aiden Maltbie, brothers Eric Maltbie and William Maltbie, sisters in law Kati McMonagle and Traci Andersen, parents Allan and Kaye Maltbie and his fur babies, Wolfie and Pippin.

In addition to living flowers, Andrew's favorite charity was the Jimmy V Foundation, because they give 100% of their donations to cancer research. If you were at Andrew’s home he would insist on sharing Jimmy V's last speech. The message was "don't ever give up".  Andrew was hopeful in life and wouldn't want anybody to give up on their hopes and dreams.  Andrew was full of life and passionate about living.  Andrew will be dearly remembered and greatly missed by all of us.

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