Andrew Ernest Baracco
Andrew Ernest Baracco, 69, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 14 years, formerly of Baltimore, MD, passed away Friday, May 27, 2022 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born August 8, 1952 in Baltimore to Ernest and Elizabeth Baracco, now deceased.
Andrew was a man of many passions. From sailing, tennis, travel, friends/family,
and good times. As a young man he attended MEBA Engineering school and graduated in 1973. He then proceeded to become employed on various merchant ships as a Chief Engineer.
Between the voyages on these different ships, Andrew filled his free time with travel and adventure with friends and family. Famous to most (and maybe infamous to others) Andrew was known as the most charming ladies man on the block. He took having a good time seriously and enjoyed many sailing trips and road trips in his van. In case you were wondering, yes, the van did have shag carpet on the walls!
Aside from his good times he also loved what he did. Being employed as a Merchant Marine Engineer allowed for him to live the life that he had always dreamed of. He enjoyed engineering so much so that he returned to MEBA Engineering School to teach the trade.
Between the giant freighters and small sailing vessels, Andrew became quite the skilled seaman. Always keeping his cool in tough situations and inspiring other cruisers around him made for the ideal crewmate/captain.
In 1994 Andrew had his son, Ernest John Baracco (EJ). The legacy lives on through EJ who now also lives on a Sailing Vessel full time with the same thirst for adventure Andrew once had. He was a good father to EJ and always supported any of his aspirations. In 2019, Andrew passed down his 38’ sailboat which gave his son the ultimate freedom.
Andrew was always an easy-going, laidback, positive, and happy person. Looking back on his life, he had a dream and goals and made it happen. There are not a lot of people in this world that can say that and it is truly an inspiration to so many.
PS: Did you know his grandfather used to call him “Strudels”?
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com
Memorial Contributions in memory of Andrew Ernest Baracco are suggested to USTA Foundation: https://www.ustafoundation.com/
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.