It is with great sadness that I pass along the following information from the Model Railroader site.
Andy Sperandeo, who has been a part of our lives at Model Railroader magazine for more than 30 years, has died.
As some of you know, Andy had been fighting cancer and other ailments, and the combination finally caught up with him earlier today.
Andy started work at Model Railroader in 1979, becoming editor in 1993. In time he became executive editor and upon retirement a few years ago became a contributing editor. Readers today are most familiar with Andy through his monthly The Operators column.
On a personal note I talked with Andy several times while I lived in the US; I found him to be a very helpful, wise and thoughtful person, always ready to lend a hand, a thought, an idea when he asked for it.
I never met him, but I am sure going to miss his humanity, his love of model railroading and his passion for our craft.
Vale Andy. You’ll be missed greatly mate.