Andrew L. Libo, 54, of Mamaroneck, NY died peacefully at home on Oct. 25, 2011 surrounded by family and friends. Born on Oct. 6, 1957 to Dr. Hersh and Libby Libo, Andrew grew up in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. He attended Poly Prep Country Day School where he was a star wrestler and from where he graduated in 1975. Andrew graduated cum laude with a B.A. in psychology and history from the University of Rochester in 1979 and earned his J.D. from George Washington School of Law in 1982. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1983.
After gaining Associate experience at the Law Offices of F. Lee Bailey and Aaron J. Broder, Andrew became a founding member of the law firm of Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1984 where he embarked upon a career representing victims of corporate malfeasance and negligence. Dedicated to protecting the civil justice system, Andrew was a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York City Bar Association, Bronx County Bar Association and American Association for Justice. Andrew kept faith with his philanthropic philosophy by sponsoring the annual Gardiner Foundation basketball tournament which provides scholarships to college bound inner city youth.
Andrew was a loving and dedicated husband and father and took joy in coaching his sons' soccer and Little League games. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed rooting for the New York Yankees with his family.
Andrew is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Jean Meyerowitz and their 3 sons, Sanford (16) Matthew (14) and Ethan (12). Andrew is also survived by his parents Dr. Hersh and Libby, his brother, David (Miriam) of Los Angeles, his sister, Sheryl (Max) of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and his many nieces and nephews. Also surviving Andrew are the countless individuals and families whose lives he helped better over the course of his distinguished legal career.
Funeral services will be held at Westchester Jewish Center on 175 Rockland Ave. in Mamaroneck, NY on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Andrew’s name to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710.