John C. Andrews
(1936 – 2015)
MECHANICSBURG – John C. Andrews, 79, of Mechanicsburg passed away peacefully at home on Saturday (August 8, 2015) from cancer.
His loving wife of 58 years and children surrounded him with love and prayers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 11, 2015) at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1 Peter Drive, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Viewing will be held Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg. A Rosary Service will be at 7:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
John was born on Long Island to William McKinley Andrews and Marcella Souhan February 3, 1936. He met Barbara Liszcz at the age of 14. They wed in 1957, upon his graduation from Manhattan college.
John held managerial and executive positions in risk management and industrial relations in the N.Y. Metropolitan Area including the F&M Schaeffer Brewing Co. during periods of intense labor unrest in the late 1960’s and 1970’s, where his talents as a mediator bridged several contentious labor disputes with the Teamsters.
John’s childhood years in the New York Finger Lakes region inspired him to return to his family’s origins in the late 1970’s to raise his children and begin an entrepreneurial career where he built a successful insurance brokerage in Waterloo New York. He served the community as a Village Justice while residing in Waterloo.
In the late 1980’s John returned to the insurance industry where he held management roles with the Nationwide companies ultimately calling Hampden Township and Saint Katherine Drexel Parish his home for the last quarter century. A devoted parishioner, he found joy in bringing holy communion to the sick.
He is survived by his children Susan Bachman, John Andrews, Jill Andrews, R. Brian Andrews, and Stacy Williams Andrews; “Poppy” was adored by his 11 grandchildren, Sean, Shannon, Patrick, William, Phoebe, Roth, Audrey, Jewell, Roland, Ella, and Maddie.He was predeceased on June 8 by his beloved son, Col. William F. Andrews.
Malpezzi Funeral Home
8 Market Plaza Way
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Published in Finger Lakes Times from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11, 2015
Andrews, John C. [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1957
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Andrews, John C. [MC1957 RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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