We start this New Year with heavy hearts. It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the untimely death of our beloved professor Dr. Andrew (Andy) Zinn.
On Friday, December 28, the world lost Andy unexpectedly. Andy was adored by those whose lives he touched. Andy will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Melissa and their two children, Jackson (14) and Mimi (11).
To his family, Andy was an adoring husband, devoted dad, and a great brother, uncle, and son; he will be greatly missed. Each of us has many wonderful, entertaining, very loving memories of a funny, compassionate and thoughtful man.
To his co-workers, Andy was a wonderful colleague, friend, and researcher. Most of all, he was known for devotion to his family—his wife Melissa, and two young children, Jackson and Mimi. Their photos and drawings adorned his walls, door, and shelves, and he was never too busy to talk, especially if you stopped and asked about them.
This is a great loss for the School and the social work community. Andy will be held in our hearts and memories forever.