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John W Andrews Sr.

1933 ~ 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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John W Andrews Sr. Obituary

Our loving father, John William Andrews Sr., gained his angel wings on December 31st, 2023, which coincided with the feast day of the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. He was surrounded by his devoted wife and all eight of his children. He is survived by the love of his life, Marguerite Andrews, and his eight children: Kathy (Wendell) Vinson, Mary (Bill) Simmons, John (Maria) Andrews Jr., Lynn (Tim) Shomo, Mike (Karen) Andrews, Joe (Julie) Andrews, David Andrews, and Elizabeth (Tim) Knaus. Also left to cherish his memory are his 23 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and numerous friends.

 Born on September 22, 1933, in Daiseytown, PA, he moved to Ohio in 1952 to work at Babcock and Wilcox. Drafted into the Army, he discovered his passion for ham radio, affectionately known as K8NYL, and communicated diligently worldwide until his last days.

 He often expressed that his purpose in life was to love his wife, Marguerite. They shared over 67 years of marriage, and their unconditional love served as a source of inspiration for all of us. A faithful member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, he raised his eight children with unwavering dedication and lived the life of a devoted husband and father. He was also a proud member of the Knights of Columbus (Barberton). After 37 years of service, he retired from B&W in 1989.  Guided by a strong work ethic and unshakable Catholic faith, he instilled these values in his family.

In lieu of flowers, if so desired, memorial contributions in John's name may be made to Saint Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Francis de Sales Parish, 4019 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at

Just one more thing.......May he rest in peace, but may his protection, strength, and love live on through our family for generations to come.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 3, 2024 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at House of Eberhardt Funeral Home, 472 W Turkeyfoot Lk. Rd., (Rt. 619) Portage Lakes.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 11:00 am at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 4019 Manchester Rd., Coventry Township.  Reverend Father Jeremy Merzweiler celebrant.

Interment to immediately follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron.


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January 3, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
House of Eberhardt Funeral Home
472 W Turkeyfoot Lake Rd
New Franklin, OH 44319

Mass of Christian Burial
January 4, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
4019 Manchester Road
Akron, Ohio 44319

Interment following funeral service
January 4, 2024

Holy Cross Cemetery
100 W Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

St. Vincent de Paul Society
c/o St. Francis de Sales Parish, 4019 Manchester Rd., Akron OH 44319
Tel: 1-330-644-2225


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