Andrew Hauty

MARLBORO- Andrew F. Hauty, 68, of Marlboro and Medford, NJ, died on January 6 after a series of medical complications that led to respiratory failure. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his family.
Andy was best known for his fun-loving and plucky spirit. He was spontaneous, joyful, and always up for a game, idea, action or shenanigan. He had a gift for helping those around him feel appreciated, valued, and uplifted. He had a rollicking, contagious laugh, which he deployed many times a day, in all contexts.
Born in San Antonio, TX, on January 30, 1954, Andy spent most of his youth in Newark, DE, and attended the University of Delaware where he studied criminal justice. After graduating, he worked for the Criminal Justice Council in Wilmington, DE, where he focused on special programming alternatives to incarceration. In 1989 he moved to New England and earned his MS in Education from Antioch New England Graduate School.
He went on to become a career educator, teaching at Townshend Elementary School, The Center School in Greenfield, MA, and Windham Southwest Supervisory Union, where he served as director of Wings Community After-School Programs as well as coordinator for the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership to prevent drug and alcohol abuse.
Andy’s boundless energy, imagination, and creativity were especially evident when it came to producing his one-of-a-kind youth theater productions. These extravaganzas were executed against many odds via extraordinary vision, hard work, and can-do attitude: Rewrite lyrics to popular songs? Sure! Write in 12 more parts? OK! Add a few new dance numbers to highlight certain cast members? Check! Outrageous costumes? Of course! Circus acts? Why not!
No idea was too daunting for these immersive, innovative productions which were fueled by Andy’s faith in the young performers and the community that surrounded them.  
Andy also spent joyous time in the care and keeping of his vast lavender gardens and off-the-grid house, which he built and adored in Marlboro. A natural athlete, Andy ran cross-country and spent a year with the national team for modern pentathlon. He was an avid swimmer from a very young age and swam regularly all of his life, no matter where he lived, including a memorably chilly and gutsy swim to Alcatraz Island.
Andy loved action, especially in nature.  He and his wife Jobi shared a passion for rock climbing and most especially loved the Shawangunks of New York and Red Rocks of Nevada. He loved bike touring, hiking, and camping. He, Jobi, and his children Lizz and Lucia enjoyed wilderness canoe adventures in Maine, the Canada Maritimes, and Algonquin Provincial Park.
Andy spent most of his free time dreaming about his next travel adventure. He and Jobi lived abroad in Panajachel, Guatemala, for several years where they taught school and eventually founded Panajachel Colegio Internacional. Recently Andy, Jobi, and their children Lia, Beckett, and Quinn lived for two years in Bordeaux, France where they enjoyed van camping trips around Europe. In 2021, they moved to New Jersey where Andy continued to have dance parties with his children, swim as often as possible, work in the garden, and make his family laugh their butts off.
Andy loved deeply and was loved in turn by his family and many friends. He is survived by his wife Jobi; five children, Lizz, Lucia, Lia, Beckett, and Quinn; grandchildren Hayden, Ariana, and Luca; siblings Mike, Kathy, and Chris; sister-in-law Rose; nieces Savannah and Heather; nephews George and Jackson; parents-in-law Peggy and Art; first wife Jodi; his good dog Sebastien; and his cat Dog. Andy was preceded in death by his parents George and Patricia, and father-in-law Herb.
A public celebration for Andy will be held Saturday, May 27, at 2 pm at Memorial Hall in Wilmington. Please come prepared to celebrate Andy with that magically wild spirit that he could bring out in all of us. How to do that? We suggest donning tutus, flashy sunglasses, colored wigs, Hawaiian shirts, and… well, just surprise us in true Andy fashion!
If you have a favorite picture or story to share, bring it along for our interactive scrapbook. Visit the memorial website at for more information. Cards and letters can be sent to PO Box 345, Marlboro, VT 05344.
Memorial contributions may be made for the care and education of Andy’s youngest children. Checks payable to “Hauty-Dansy Children Memorial Fund” can be mailed to PO Box 345, Marlboro, VT 05344. You can also donate through Venmo @Jobi-Dansy with the note “Andy’s Kids.”


The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
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