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In Memory

Andrew Barcan

Class of 1963

Andy Barcan

It was nice of  you to reach out to us about Andy.  I put together some thoughts, as there was no formal
obituary written for Andy.

After APHS graduation, Andy went off to NYC for eight years, where he attended Columbia, and NYU
medical school.  He was always a brilliant student, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia.  It was
there that he met his wife Marcia at a college dance.  After Andy graduated from med school, he and
Marcia moved to California, where they stayed.  He completed a residency in pediatric medicine in San
Diego, and they made a home in LA, where they raised their three children - Jessica, Abigail, and
Jonathan. In recent years, Andy and Marcia moved to the Bay Area, to be near their children and
grandchildren (three beautiful boys).

Andy continued to fish in California - a hobby he first enjoyed in Shark River growing up.  He was active
in his synagogue, and shared his love of music and jazz with his children.  He died this past December,
not long after Marcia passed.  May his memory be a blessing unto us all.

Andy and Marcia rescued and cared for many animals over the years, and have passed this passion on to their
children.  Those who would like may contribute to the SPCA.

David  Barcan

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04/25/19 06:44 PM #1    

Margaret Davis (Simpson)

We received an email from Mimi Derbyshire regarding Andy Barcan.  She asked if we would be so kind as to let her post a comment in memory of him.  Althought she cannot post here as she is not one of our classmates, I agreed to post the following comment from her for her.   Midge

I came upon an obituary written by the son of my son's pediatrician (1985). If possible, I would love to leave a comment about what a wonderful doctor he was. Thank you for your time. Mimi 

I found a tribute to him on your site and wanted to contribute.  Dr  Andrew Barcan. His office was in Thousand Oaks, CA for a long time. He later moved North to be near his kids.  Thank you for your time.

Dr. Andrew Barcan was my son's pediatrician. He was wonderful. He was an unrivaled diagnostician, quickly assessing my son's health and providing him with exceptional medical care. I felt blessed to have found him.

I'm so sorry for his family's loss. I will never forget him.

Mimi Derbyshire

04/26/19 06:50 PM #2    

Richard Dengrove

Fellow Classmates,


I remember Andy. He was good guy, an intelligent guy, and someone who obviously worked out. However, I gather his health could have been bettter. I am amazed that he lived this long. On the other hand, I wish he had lived longer. 



Rich Dengrove

04/27/19 10:05 AM #3    

Bill Wrubel

Just read the notice about Andy.  Sorry to hear. He was a good friend. We had a band (forget the name) and we played parties and dances and Student Varieties (Driftwood photo of us on stage in Student Varieties); both lovers of Jazz, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Brubeck, etc and spent lots of time listening and trying to copy; Andy was always upbeat and easy going and so smart; not all surprised at his career and sucess; wonderful memeories af a good person

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