Andrew Bursten

Obituary of Andrew Bursten

Andrew Michael Bursten, age 60, of Las Vegas, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Andy was born July 7, 1957 in New Haven CT to the late Benjamin and the late Jocelyn Bursten. In his youth, he worked for many summers at Camp Airy in Maryland. After graduating with his Master's degree, Andy worked as an accountant for a number of nonprofit organizations including the Special Olympics, the Washington Performing Arts Society, the Washington Opera, St. Jude's Ranch for Children, Temple Beth Sholom, and most recently, serving as Director of Finance and Administration for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University. He was a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, serving as an officer for the chapters in which he lived, treasurer of th Arts Council of Fairfax County and Vice President for Finance of Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon VA.. Andy was an accomplished viola player and played in a number of orchestras including the Reston VA Community Orchestra, McLean VA Symphony Orchestra and the Henderson NV Civic Symphony. Contributions in Andy's memory may be made to Grinnell College or a charity of the donor's choice. A private service will be held in Las Vegas, followed by a service in Virginia.