We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home
Andrew (Andy) Simon Miles, 51, of Orlando, passed away on September 10, 2021, after a brief illness. Andy was born in Catford, London, England to Ronald Sidney and Iris Margaret
Miles. He was the youngest son with two older brothers, Stephen, and David. The Miles family immigrated to the USA in 1981 as Ron and Iris wanted to give their sons a better life, and they settled in Orlando, Florida. As a youngster, Andy enjoyed building model airplanes and had a talent for drawing. His deep fascination with aviation stayed with him his whole life.
When Andy was 19, he went to work for Delta Airlines as a Ramp Agent at Orlando International Airport. This was an exciting opportunity for Andy to spend his days working around many of the airplanes he enjoyed modeling and watching come and go from the airport. When he was 23, he began working for Virgin Atlantic Airlines as a Customer Service Agent. It was during this time at the airport that he met and married Marisol Rodriguez. They became the proud parents of Kevin Alexander Miles in August of 1992. Being a kind and dependable father was of the utmost importance to Andy and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to wholeheartedly loving his family. Andy was a devoted father to Kevin, and they shared a passion for soccer and military history. As the family grew up, Andy loved taking them to the end of Orlando International's runway to watch the planes come and go. Kevin and his cousins adored this time with Andy. He became "Grandad" to Holly Marie in 2013 and Lilly Annabelle in 2018, a role he adored.
Andy decided to pursue a new career in 1997 by following in his father's footsteps as a professional floor installer. Ron had already trained and worked with Andy's brothers. Here, Andy was able to use his design talents whether it be on wood or tile. He and his brothers have enjoyed many years working together in this business.
In addition to his son, Kevin (Alexandra), Andy, is survived by his granddaughters Holly and Lilly, brother Stephen (Patricia), brother David (Margaret), nephew Paul (Noemy) Miles, and their two children Eva and Xavier, niece Chelsea (David) Miles Firth, and nephew Devon (Samantha) Miles. He was preceded in passing by his mother, Iris Margaret Miles and his father, Ronald Sidney Miles.
Celebration of Life services will be on Sunday, September 26, 4:00pm to 7:00pm at La Boucherie Restaurant, located at 7625 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, Florida 32819.