LCDR Andrew "Ash" Kiss, USN, 34, of University City, died on Monday, September 5th, 2005, after a courageous battle with kidney cancer.

Andrew is survived by his wife, Maya; parents, Ago and Brigitte; sister, Jennifer; brother, George; nieces and nephew, Marta, Bryan, and Claire; mother-in-law, Maggie; brother-in-law Eric; and his four-legged babies Kona and Chief.

Services were held on Monday, September 12 at DeAnza Cove, Mission Bay, California.

Andrew graduated from University City High School in 1989. He then went on to earn his systems engineering degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993.

Andrew was an F/A-18 Hornet pilot in the U.S. Navy and was recently awarded the prestigious CDR Bug Roach LSO of the Year award. Andrew had been accepted to Harvard business school and was planning to attend this fall.

Andrew was a loyal husband, son, brother, uncle, friend, and officer. His charisma, sense of humor, and story-telling ability will be sorely missed. Andrew was a born leader in both his professional and personal life which earned him the admiration of many. He sure loved a plan and was constantly organizing trips out of the country, outdoors, on the ocean, or to a bar somewhere. Andrew was extremely dedicated to his family and never missed a chance to spend time with us.