Andrew Burnham "Drew" McLachlan Obituary

Andrew Burnham
Andrew Burnham "Drew" McLachlan

May 1, 1986 - May 10, 2018
Born in Somerville, New Jersey
Resided in Somerville, New Jersey


It is with broken hearts that our family announces the death of Andrew Burnham “Drew” McLachlan, 32, on May 10, 2018. Drew passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

Drew was born in Somerville and was a partner in The John Morgan McLachlan Insurance Agency where he was a licensed insurance agent. He graduated from Somerville High School where he was on the tennis, and cross country teams. He attended North Carolina Wesleyan University where he was a member of the tennis and golf teams. Drew graduated from the New York Film Academy and lived for several years in Hermosa Beach, CA where he pursued his dream of writing for television and movies. While there, his “claim to fame” was being in several episodes of the TV show Dexter.

He was passionate about everything in his life and, most particularly, his beloved Dallas Cowboys, Boston Celtics and, his favorite topic, the Boston Red Sox. Drew loved everything about sports: watching them, playing them and especially talking about them! He played on the McLachlan Insurance Men’s softball and basketball teams. He was a member of the Basking Ridge Country Club where even amidst chemotherapy and radiation treatments last spring and summer, he loved to remind us all that he finished the men’s association golf season there in the top 20 of the money standings.

Drew was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Paul and Audrey Burnham and his paternal grandparents, John McLachlan, Sr. and Barbara Higgins McLachlan.

Surviving Drew are his parents, Morgan and Jan Burnham McLachlan, two devoted and beloved brothers, John Morgan III and Alex Paul, his loving, devoted girlfriend, Caitlin McGarrity, his adoring aunt, Leigh McLachlan and her husband Larry Rech.

Funeral services will be 10:30am Tuesday at United Reformed Church, 100 W. Main Street, Somerville. Interment will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge.

Visitation will be 3-7pm Monday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville.

Contributions can be made to the following: The Drew McLachlan Memorial Fund, to benefit the enrichment of Somerville Youth Programs, P.O Box 975, Somerville, NJ 08876 or Head For The Cure Foundation, raising funds to benefit brain cancer research through the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, To send condolences to the family, visit




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Monday, May 14, 2018
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
United Reformed Church
100 West Main Street
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
10:30 AM
Somerset Hills Memorial Park
Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ US
Tuesday, May 15, 2018


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