November 30, 2022 ~ 6 Kislen 5783
Andrew Aaron Venetianer, 39, died on November 30, 2022. He was the son of Edmond and Julie Venetianer, and both preceded Andrew in death. He is survived and missed by his extensive family, friends, and community. His great sense of humor, advocacy, community involvement, and generosity of himself and time will not be forgotten.
As an enthusiastic sports fan, Andrew cheered for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and the Louisville Cardinals.
Andrew generously gave his time to a variety of causes, including the ARC of KY. In 2013 he was honored as Youth Advocate of the Year by the ARC program, receiving the Suzy Riffe Memorial Award. In 2015, Governor Matt Bevin appointed him to the Kentucky Commission on Services & Supports for Individuals with Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities (HB 144 commission) and reappointed by Governor Andy Beshear in 2019. Andrew continued his outreach through seminars at Spalding and Bellarmine University, along with presenting to numerous other programs. He volunteered at the Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry at JCFS.
As a final gift to humanity, Andrew gave the gift of life to others as an organ donor. May his memory be a blessing.
Memorial donations to Dreams With Wings, 1579 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205 with “In Memory of Andrew Venetianer” in the memo line.