Andrew Charles Talifson, 49, was a proud Las Vegas native. He was born August 27, 1972, and passed away December 22, 2021. He had a love of music from a very young age and began playing the trumpet in elementary school. Andy was musically talented, playing with several bands and symphonies during high school. He even earned the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Andy had a zest for life and loved to experience new places and things. He enjoyed travelling with family and friends. Andy was drawn to the travel and airline industry where he worked for many years. This fed his love of adventure and allowed him to live first in Kalispell, Montana, followed by Chicago, Illinois, and then Hayward, California. He moved back to Las Vegas to be close to family in 2007. Andy had an amazing sense of humor, a phenomenal memory for history, details and trivia, and a huge heart. He had many close friends and loved to live life to the fullest. He is loved by many and will be missed by all.
Andy is survived by his parents, Cheryl and Jack Franke, sister Ariana (Chad) Hites, nieces Aubrion and Saylor, nephew Tyler, stepmother Lisa Statti, and many beloved family members. He was proceeded in death by his father, Charles Talifson, his Aunt, Donna Barber, and his grandparents.
Services were private at St. Francis De Sales Roman Catholic Church and his final resting place is at Palm Mortuary Northwest. Since Andy dearly loved his cats, the family has requested donations be made in his name, to Hearts Alive Village, whose focus is saving the lives of pets in need.