Andy Barlow
(1964 - 2011)

Andy Barlow
Nickname: Barney

United Kingdom
March 19, 1964

Colorado, United States of America
November 6, 2011

Snowboarding. Riding his Harley. Hanging out with his dogs, and his buddies.
Guest Book
Andy and I laid brick together in Colorado. We were partners for awhile. He kept getting better and better at the brick. We had our ups and downs over the years but you could count on him no matter what. He was quiet and didn't talk much, but that was Andy. He showed me how to work these computers, as he was much younger and more experienced. I am forever gratefull for the time we had working together. We both got into Harleys at the same time and I know he enjoyed riding em. Andy, you will be missed. Rest in peace.
Boyd Bartlett (mason buddie)
November 30th, 2011
Andrew is my wife's cousin... He was also my friend. He loved America, and we loved him. His family from Windsor Ontario Canada (Garry, Enid, Paula, Gayle, Karen and myself) are in disbelief still.. RIP Andy
ian birley (my wife's cousin)
November 21st, 2011
Many fun and funny stories to be told, but one obscure thing I remember about Barney is “studges”. This usually occurred at the bus shelter at the top of Hunger Hill. This is a term that was called out when someone was down to their last few puffs of a smoke. If you called “studges”, you were entitled to that last bit of their cig. In this maneuver, timing is everything. Call it too soon, you’re out of the running. Too late? Well, maybe next time. Anyway, as I recall (and sometimes that’s a reach) Barney was the King of this maneuver. I’m not sure if that kid ever bought a pack. I’m pretty sure you quit yonks ago, but patrons of Heaven, you’ve been told.

Ay up kid and King of “Studges“. Rest in Peace. Love, Devi Brennan
Dev Brennan (Friend)
November 17th, 2011
Me and Barny grew up together; fixed cars and bikes, got pissed. He was always the safest rider I ever rode with. As Ian said hanging around the bus shelter brings back great memories, party's at his house and at anybody elses we could crash at. He always made me laugh, I'll never forget you mate RIP
dave (coops) cooper (life long freind)
November 16th, 2011
There is so much I want to say to you and time has run out. I remember when we first met. All the wonderful fun times we had. Endless memories. Jumping of your dock, skinny dipping in the cold night in Redwood City.... Pig roasting parties on 4th of July. Endless nights at the Rose'n Crown. I will be thinking about you every time I am flying down the hill on my board, knowing that you are right there somewhere watching me.
You were always there when I had a bad day/night, no matter what. Always a good spirit, good advice, the perfect listener (even to a wining girl), the simple go-go guy!
When you moved it was a loss, yet it put a smile on my face every time we talked on the phone.
I missed you dearly when you moved, now I will miss you even more!I hope that you are in a better place! Don't forget us all. We won't forget you! Ever - Rest in Peace!
Love Jules

Julia Zimmer-Bell (Friend)
November 12th, 2011
Andy, I will always cherish the years we had together (too few) and have wonderful memories of our time together (so many)! Love you always, Krista
Krista Barlow (family (ex-wife))
November 11th, 2011
Eh up! dear friend Barney! I tried to find you on FB when I joined it back at x-mas time last year. No luck. Looked for Andrew though. Never heard anyone call you Andy ever. Got in touch with my Bay-Area friends and no one seemed to have you as a FB friend so I assumed that you was not into Facebook. Now its too late! You were one of my best friends for a long time. We met way back when I arrived in Palo Alto, at an english pub back in 91. I came from Sweden to PA to start a restaurant and we were flat broke as was Per, one of my partners in the restaurant venture and you. But in the fall 91 to spring 92 it was you, me and Per, who spent most of the time money and you always came banging on our flat-door everyday. We scraped up the coins that we could come up with together got some food and if we got a coin over we bought beer and had a good time. You put our restaurant patio together with your skills. Later the 3 of us got a house together. But things got a bit sour (dont remember much of that) so you got a flat in Menlo Park. We were still good friends all the time and I remember our trips together to Sacramento and L,A. and the WC final in LA -94 and all the fishing and all the hanging out. And no one ever could be so goofy in a great and funny way as you. One thing that Ian Bimpson (thank you my friend for a lovely memorial over Barney) did point out was that you was extemely independant! You got your brick-laying thing going, got a motorbike when all of us bought cars, bought a boat and went out on the bay with absolutely no skills at all :) We hit all sandbars possible. Then shit hit the fan and INS came after me and Per because of one guy and you got unfortunally involved in this soup..You went to Colorado after that I was forced to leave the country and we lost contact. I didnt kept in touch with was to painful. I could write a book about our first years in the U.S. I wiill come up with some Barney-ism as well later on. All the sympathy to your parents and sister in Bolton and to all the great friends you s found in Colorado. Love you and miss you Barney! / Micke
michael södergren (friend)
November 11th, 2011
Rest in peace Andy Luv Enid & Garry
Enid & Garry Brennan (Aunt & Uncle)
November 11th, 2011
Have fond memories of Andrew when he first came to Canada and stayed with mom and dad until he decided to "move" to America. The country he loved and obviously where he was meant to live. Wish we were close as he was obviously loved by many. He will be greatly missed by all that he touched. RIP
Gayle (family (cousin))
November 11th, 2011
Anytime a precious soul is lost while enjoying the freedoms and love of the open air and road my heart sinks. I know people who love to ride and who live to ride are free spirits most of us wouldn't understand. I don't know Andy but I know the heart of a rider. Rest in peace neighbor.
Keri (Neighbor)
November 10th, 2011
How heartbreaking to have you leave us so soon, I am so thankful to have so many special memories and of course funny ones! We loved to cook together which always brought laughter - he ALWAYS wanted to put in too many jalepenos! Our nicknames for each other were LB (Little Brit) and LB (Little Bits). This came about when we were grilling for the first time - we were so into talking and having our wine we burnt up the asparagus that I had brought over and according to him cut off too much of and so we ended up having some pretty crispy little bits. He was always good for laughter, love, and friendship. I will miss you so much LB - rest in peace sweetie! Love ya! Keep smiling!
Carol Hass (former girlfriend)
November 10th, 2011
A terrible tragedy. I have very fond memories of Barney at the Rose and Crown Palo Alto. He was a great character and he will be missed by many people.
David Forrest (friend)
November 10th, 2011
You will be sorely missed Andy, All the guys at the shop express sorrow for you and your family during these hard times. See you in heaven brother, although we'll probably here you first!!
Mark Schwartz (Friend)
November 10th, 2011
...I'll never forget the Nut Run with you...Or the nights we had at CF&G...till we meet again!
Kristen Rice (friend)
November 10th, 2011
Andy, I will miss your smile! You always made me laugh and you were always good to my family and I and I will never forget you! You will be sorely missed!!
Mikki Knight (friend)
November 10th, 2011
We are all missing a great friend,an amazing person and a true brother in every sense of the word. Safe journey brother.
Jake Warnken (Friend/Brother)
November 9th, 2011
I met Andy in Palo Alto, back in the day, late 80's early 90's. My fondest memory is at my wedding, we were just about to say our vows and I glanced over to see my family, what I saw was Barney, with that huge smile on his face and then he poked his tongue out at me, still smiling, I looked no further turned to my husband and we said our vows. I've told that story many times but never thought I'd be writing it down as a memory of Andy. We will miss you, and hearing about your adventures. Your heart was the only thing bigger than your smile.
Val Freytag (Friend)
November 9th, 2011
Oh my dear friend Andy. What a wonderful Blessing you were in my life!! I cherished every single second I knew you. Your smile lit up a room...and it lit up my heart every time I saw it. I know you're riding with the Angels now. I bet you have a bitchin' bike, too. I can just see you in your shades that matched mine...our 'Risky Business' shades...the ones I catch so much hell about :) We'll see each other again one day. Like we said so many times when meeting up at the Hideout..."save me a spot." I love you and miss you so much.
Jennifer Adams (Friend)
November 9th, 2011
Andy you were and are an awesome person and will be greatly missed. I have always enjoyed your company you were always a happy go lucky person. I will miss your text's and your liking my posts on facebook. You had such a big heart and never did I see you mad at anything or anyone. This place will really miss such a kind man!!!! I love you and will miss you!
Dustina Salinas (friend)
November 9th, 2011
I met Andy[Barney]back in Palo Alto down the Rose and Crown.He was a real character,always good for a laugh and guaranteed to spin a good yarn.
He will be sadly missed by all his buddies.
Dave Brown (Friend)
November 9th, 2011
think for all the good time we had and been myfriend
November 9th, 2011
The World has lost a true gentleman. Anyone who knew Andy/Barney was affected by him in the most positive of ways. We crossed paths in Palo Alto in the early 90's at the Rose and Crown. You knew it was going to be a good night if Barney was out. You will be missed sorely. Sleep tight.
Mark Burke (Friend)
November 9th, 2011
Andy....You were truly one of a kind. I as well am honored and blessed to have know such a wonderful man to have called you my friend. You will be greatly missed...Ride with the Angels Friend!
Jen Niesent (friend)
November 9th, 2011
Knew Barney from the Palo Alto days. He had a huge heart, a great sense of humor, and always helped out his fellow Brits if we were short of work (or a pint!)So sad to have heard this news. He was truly one of the good 'uns. God bless.
Richard Allum (Friend)
November 9th, 2011
Barney, I will miss our little chats on Facebook - you always brought a smile to my face. You will never be forgotten. Ride with the Angels and smile down on us. Rest in peace x
Carolyn Otway (Friend)
November 9th, 2011
I'm going to miss you Andy!! Rest in peace :)
Mariana Markheim (friend)
November 9th, 2011
Andy, My Friend:

I will never forget meeting you after the Nut Run a few years ago at the Duke of Windsor. We sure had some fun times! Sturgis 2010, Partying with our Hog Heaven friends at 10 am, Rraannddyy and Ccaannddy, pre-Nut Run parties, trips to Denver with gawd and I, that crazy summer at the Canyon Grill, poker runs, crashing at my house and so many other good times there are to many to mention. I miss you so much already but I will see u again, my friend.

Love you always,
Carrie aka Miss Perky Ones xoxoxo
Carrie B (Friend)
November 9th, 2011
My dearest Andy. I’m saddened so much by what has happened. You were such a kind man with a wonderful soul and a heart of gold. You always wanted the best for everyone and made sure we all were happy. I feel honored and blessed to have know such a fine man and grateful to have called you my friend. You will be missed so much and always will great love for you in my heart. Ride with the Angels my dear friend.
Lydia Ross (friend)
November 8th, 2011
To our friendly neighborhood Englishman!! We will miss seeing you at the local bars, we had some good times together!!
Joni, Ellen, and Emily (Friends)
November 8th, 2011
It was a pleasure to have known you. We had some crazy adventures together buddy. R.I.P.
Joe wood (friend)
November 8th, 2011

To a good friend and awesome human being! We will miss you Andy!
Kevin & Sonya Hartley (Friend)
November 8th, 2011
Thank You for being a great friend and riding comrade. You will truley be missed.
Michael DeRivera (Friend)
November 8th, 2011
just heard the very sad news.cant believe it.r.i.p barney.
phil barker (friend)
November 8th, 2011
Rest in peace my friend, we lost a great brother and friend in you. We will cherish all the good times we had together. God be with you and we'll see you when we get there.
Amos Davies
November 8th, 2011
Thank you for always being so kind to Karen and myself. I feel cheated that we didn't get to ride and hangout with you more,as we really enjoyed your company. Ride in the wind my friend, may the angels accompany you...
Gordon Jones (friend)
November 8th, 2011
Thank you so much for being in my life, I will miss you forever!!!The happy times you brought to my life was amazing. You will be missed dearly. Ride in peace my friend!!!
Tammera Steely (friend)
November 8th, 2011
Andy I love you like a brother and will miss you smile and sense of humor. and our coffee /tea time conversations .
Terry Hashaw (Friend)
November 8th, 2011
Dear Andy. I cannot tell you what it meant to have you in our lives. You were an extension of our family and I treasure the times we've had together. Rest in peace, dear one.
Marie Hashaw
November 8th, 2011
Sad to hear the news. Thanks for all the laughs in California especially boarding down the slopes.
Shane Hurley (Friend)
November 8th, 2011
I will never forget the first time I met you in the Rose and Crown in Palo Alto: you had me in stitches within minutes. I will miss you greatly. I am truly blessed to have known you.

In time, I hope we will meet again for a bit of the old schlicken schlagen. Rest in Peace, my dear friend.
Gerry Quilligan (Friend)
November 8th, 2011
This is the memorial I set up for Andrew Barlow. To sign the guest book, click on the "Sign Guest Book" button below.
gerry quilligan
November 7th, 2011
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"hi if anybody wants to ,get in touch david cheers coops"
david cooper
November 25th, 2011
"So many good times and fond memories...we were blessed to have Andy in our lives...I pray for peace for all his family and friends."
Debbie M
November 13th, 2011
"Barny, you always made me laugh. Now I am sad because I miss you. I will miss your random phone calls. I will miss your happiness. I will miss your true friendship. Cheers Jules"
Jules Zimmer-Bell
November 12th, 2011
"Barny, can hardly see through my tears to write this, a truely unforgettable friend, you never failed to keep in touch over all these years. So many great, funny and happy memories of times spent with you in our youth. Unique person xxxx"
Lynn Lawson (Bailey)
November 11th, 2011
"Very impressed to see all the girls in your life old bugger. Also that your tolerance for impossibly hot curries never went away."
ian b
November 10th, 2011
"The world will be a little less mirthful with the loss of Barney. Back in the Rose & Crown days you always felt you had a friend when Barney was in the pub. He was always good for a laugh or good word. you will be missed lad."
James Fablinger
November 10th, 2011
"Andy I had the chance to meet you once,Thanks so much for being such a wonderful friend to my brother Joe Wood.I know you meant the world to him.RIP"
Jessica Wood
November 9th, 2011
"Oh dear friend, RIP. I cherished your smile and your humor. You'll live in my heart forever. Thank you for Blessing my world as you did so cheerfully. I'll see you again someday. As we always said when meeting up at the Hideout, save me a spot."
Jennifer Adams
November 9th, 2011
"Thank you Andy with gracing so many lifes with your presence, you are truely missed and will never be forgotten. Much Love Leah"
Leah Shostrom
November 9th, 2011
"RIP my friend. I will never forget you and I miss you like crazy. Love Always, Carrie aka Miss Perky Ones"
Carrie B
November 9th, 2011


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