Andrew "Andy" Joseph Bernard Jr., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana passed away in his sleep at the age of 77 on May 6, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 23, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Mary Katherine Rogan Bernard and Andrew Bernard, Sr. He graduated with a bachelors in multiple woodwinds, and a masters in music composition from LSU. An extremely passionate and talented musician, he could play any instrument he encountered. He is best known for composing and co-writing the #1 hit "Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)" performed by John Fred & his Playboy Band, and was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. A prodigious composer, he continued to work on his music until his death. Andy is preceded in death by his father, Andrew, Sr., his mother, Mary Katherine, and his two brothers, Tommy and Billy. He is survived by his wife, Michelle; his first wife, Patricia; his seven children, Andrew III, John, Paul, Daniel, Joseph, Michael and Angela; multiple grandchildren; his two sisters, Judy and Kathy, and host of long-time friends. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 17th, 2021 at Wilson-Wooddale Funeral Home in Baton Rouge at 11 AM with visitation at 10 AM. Flowers may be sent to 1553 Wooddale Blvd, Baton Rouge, La 70806.
Published in The Advocate from May 8 to May 17, 2021.