“Gone Flying”\nAndre C. Anastasion, 86, passed away March 2, 2010 in Santa Monica, California of causes incident to age. Born June 30, 1923 in Surrey, England to Andre D. Anastasion and Marie W. Mead. \nA member of the LDS Church, Andre filled a mission in London, England with his best friend and reknowned artist, Alvin Gittins, and a second two-year mission to Ireland. \nAndre emigrated to Salt Lake City in 1946 with his sisters, Yvonne Billings and Deanne Fullmer where they were united with their parents, brother Paul and sister Angela. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue his profession in art and advertising. He was an excellent artist and actor, playing opposite Vincent Price in theatre and other productions. \nHis family and friends cherish his paintings, especially an oil painting of Andre by Alvin Gittins in 1941 in London. He loved to fly and published and illustrated an Aviation magazine called AeroPlans for many years. \nOver the many years, Andre spent Christmas with Yvonne and Deanne’s families, with precious memories. Andre was loved and spent many good times with his youngest sister, Angela, her husband Jim Baldwin and their children during the years with them in California. \nHe loved to fly to Mexico for deep sea fishing. Andre had a warm and enduring friendship with Justin and Dallas Tolton and dear friend Jean Holesapple over many years and they were at his side during these last few months. Our appreciation and thanks will never be forgotten. \nAndre will be buried alongside his parents – it will be a warm and wonderful reunion. Andre was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Paul Anastasion, sister, Deanne Fullmer, and nephew Paul Laxman. He is survived by his sisters Yvonne Billings and Angela Baldwin, nephews, nieces and cousins. \nGraveside services will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 12 noon at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, SLC, Utah.