Published DateTUCSON, Ariz. — Andrew Charles Bartlett, known to many simply as Drew, tragically passed away on June 2, 2013, in a house fire in Tucson, Arizona. Drew was born in Laconia, NH, on November 25, 1985.
A resident of Tucson for most of his life, Drew graduated from the Sabino High School and then attended Pima Community College where he received Associates Degrees in Liberal Arts and Business. His deep passion was in computer technology, which led Drew to spend his time on the computer, mastering the animated world of video games.
Drew spent his summers visiting family in New Hampshire, where he frequented the beautiful lakes and mountains. Many nights were spent on his father's porch playing card games, where he was competitive in nature and was hard to beat. He had an unbelievable memory of which cards were played and knew exactly which were left. He had a quick wit, and a great sense of humor. An avid sports fan, Drew enjoyed visiting Fenway Park to cheer on the Boston Red Sox with his family. He enjoyed football and developed a profound enthusiasm for baseball cards, of which he collected thousands over his lifetime.
Drew is survived by his mother Carol Bartlett and her partner Buddy Koches of Tucson, Arizona; his father Andrew and wife Anne Bartlett of Gilmanton, NH; his halfbrother Stephen Bartlett of Gilmanton, NH; his half-sister Lydia Bartlett of Gilmanton, NH; his stepsister Samantha and her husband Adam Hawkins of Gilmanton, NH; his paternal grandfather John Bartlett of Gilmanton, NH; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins who will greatly miss his free spirit and kind heart.
Drew is pre-deceased by maternal grandparents Hazel and Ed Needham, paternal grandmother Charlotte Bartlett and his stepsister Amy Annis Colby.
A celebration of Drew's life will be held on Sunday, June 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Andy and Anne Bartlett's house at 111 Griffin Road in Gilmanton, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the NH Humane Society, Meredith Center Rd., Laconia, NH. 03246.