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62, of Houston, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2018 after a brave, two-year battle with brain cancer. She was born on September 30, 1955 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Richland High School before attending Slippery Rock University where she earned her bachelor's degree in special education. Andrea received her master's degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Houston and went on to spend 36 years as a teacher for Houston ISD public schools. She was a technology teacher at Grimes Elementary and a Special Education teacher at Pin Oak Middle School. Five days after her retirement, she began teaching English at BEI School for refugees and adults from other countries. This was an experience that she held close to her heart while bonding with many of her refugee students. All of life was an adventure to Andrea. She loved unconditionally and was always able to see the good in everyone and everything. Andrea cherished her friends and family and placed a great importance on unity and connection. She loved to share, and guests would never leave her presence empty handed. While on Earth, she walked and talked with God and Angels, and she always felt they were at her side. She loved her birds and monarch butterflies, spending hours watching them and creating a sanctuary for them to strive. Andrea loved camping, riding her scooter, jigsaw puzzles, and she was a voracious reader. Andrea was preceded in death by her mother Agnes Batovich, brother Christopher Lenzer, sister-in-law Bonnie Forrester, and father-in-law Clayton Breauninger. She is survived by her wife Vivian Breauninger, her son David Rosen, her daughter Marsha Bustamante and husband Frank Bustamante, and niece Lucinda Rose Cefalo and husband Christopher Gabriel. She is also survived by father Thomas Batovich, mother-in-law Lois Breauninger, sisters Marjorie Annapav, Jennifer Batovich, and Tamara Wise, nephews Marc Leventhal, Shane Unger, Konrad Lenzer, and niece Gertrude Lenzer, her loving dogs Dolly and Bunny and her grand-dogs Harlow and Wombat. In lieu of donations or flowers, Andrea's family asks that you join them in pledging to vote for anyone other than Donald J. Trump for President in 2020.
Published on February 8, 2018
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