Andris (Andy) Boass, of Hopkinton and West Tisbury, died at home, Glimmerglass, on March 24 after a brief illness. He was 73.

He was born in Riga, Latvia, on April 6, 1941. As a child, his family left Latvia and escaped to Germany during World War II, and in 1949 gained refuge in America and settled in Sherborn.

Andy is survived by his wife of 54 years Susan Millett Boass; his sister Agna Boass of Chapel Hill, N.C.; his daughter Heidi Boass Marquedant and her husband Joseph of Hopkinton; his son Erik Boass and his wife Judith Cortese Boass of Edgartown; his two wonderful grandchildren, James and Holly Marquedant, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Leonhards Boass, and his mother, Elza O. Boass.

Along with being an avid outdoorsman, he was a former member of the Hopkinton Conservation Commission, a Massachusetts certified arborist, a member of the Worcester County Beekeepers’ Association, a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, and founder and chief executive officer of the company Our Honey — Susie & Andy.