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Charles Andrew

November 24, 1947 October 31, 2014
Charles Andrew
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Charles H. "Charlie" Andrew, II, 66, of Nineveh, Pa. died in his home at 1:20 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2014 after battling a cancer related illness for the past 10 years. He was born November 24, 1947 in Waynesburg, Pa. a son of the late Jesse Carter and Luella Percy Andrew and had resided in Ohio for 17 years prior to returning to the Nineveh community where he had resided most of his life. Mr. Andrew was a 1965 graduate of West Greene High School and a 1980 graduate of the Texas State Farriers School in Mineral Wells, Texas. He enjoyed life, a good joke and cultivated an open heart and mind with his many friends and acquaintances, enjoyed traveling with his family over the United States, Alaska and much of western Europe, also enjoyed raising Boer goats, beekeeping, and bird watching as a member of the Ralph K. Bell Bird Club and exploring nature. Mr. Andrew was a former volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and the Presbyterian Church (USA) following Hurricane Katrina. He had been a self-employed farmer, a blacksmith, a farrier, and a carpenter. Mr. Andrew had a wish to remain in the home he built in 2001 until his death, through the loving care of his wife and Hospice Nurses that wish was made possible. On September 3, 1966 he married Carol Ann Barney who survives. Also surviving are a son, Charles Alan Andrew, companion of Vincent Proost; two daughters, Tammy, wife of Bryan Yukon and Amy Sue Andrew; two grandchildren, Amber Yukon, wife of Norman Felmlee and Matthew Yukon; a sister, Ada Lou "Dotty", wife of Sam Hopkins; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Andrew; his extended family, his mother-in-law, Lillian Barney; brother and sister-in-laws, Richard, husband of Linda Barney, Roland, husband of Colleen Barney, Sharon, wife of Roger Creech, Sandy, wife of Ernie Bedillion and Bruce, husband of Lisa Barney; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Deceased in addition to his parents is a brother, Robert C. Andrew who died July 25, 2013. A gathering of friends will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in the Ryerson South Wheeling Baptist Church, Wind Ridge, Pa. from 4 until 6 p.m., the time of a memorial service with Rev. Betty Voigt officiating. Refreshments and light snacks will be available following the service. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Organization International, PO Box 112186, Tacoma, WA. 98411 (www.accoi..org).

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