Andy was born and raised in New Jersey, went to college in Oklahoma/Florida/New Jersey where he played tennis and earned a degree in Art Education.
During this time, he met Dolly. While living and teaching art in the Bahamas in 1976, they married. In time they moved back to New Jersey and went their separate ways.
He moved to New Mexico where he learned to channel his passion for art through carpentry, becoming an artisan builder. He created his famous cave house "Bedrock", and another house for his family after marrying Reba Saxon, the mother of his children. While his sons were still young, he and his family moved to Texas. He continued his career in building while still finding time to clutter up his garage with used materials he may or may not have used. After 27 years of marriage and raising their sons into young men, Andy and Reba also went their separate ways.
Andy reconnected with Dolly, and the two of them moved to Salado in 2015 where they bought a home together. He spent the rest of his days on smaller projects using materials he would find other people throwing out, reading, gardening, and chasing sunsets on the golf cart with Dolly by his side. He recently completed his final masterpiece, The Garden House.
Andy was truly a man who was unapologetically himself.
Favorite sayings included: "get out" and "just act right".
He enjoyed sunrises on the beach, westerns, woodworking, art, and estate sales.
He was frequently sighted in his bathrobe.
Andy was a loving Papa to Willa, Finn and Charlie.
Andy was predeceased by Amiel Scharf and Rhoda Fruitman Scharf.
He is survived by Dorothy Kunz Wilson, Jacob Scharf, Noah Scharf, and Barbara Lehrhoff (Richard), as well as nephews, cousins, extended family and many close friends.
A celebration of life will be held in Salado on September 9, 2023.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Andrew Malcom Scharf, please visit our floral store.