January 16, 1927 - April 24, 2013
Charles Andrews, 86, died, with his family by his side in Burbank, CA.
A viewing will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2013 from 4:00 - 6:00, followed at 6:00 by a Rosary service at Valley Funeral Home. A mass and burial/interment will take place on Mission Rey Chapel/ San Fernando Mission Cemetery on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm.
Charles was born in Decatur, IL in 1927. He moved to Burbank, CA in 1938 with his parents. He attended Burbank High School. He served in the United States Army, during World War II as an Ammunition Ordinance Sergeant. He spent four years in Japan and was Honourably Discharged in 1947.
He attended a technical trade school to become an electrician. He used his skills as an electrician at Lockheed for 10 years. Then went to work for the City of Los Angeles where he retired in July 1991 after 30 years.
As a youth, Charles attended a Cabrifinn Club meeting at Saint Finbar Church in Burbank where he met his lovely wife, Joanne Subcasky (Sandusky, OH). They were married at that same church on Valentine's Day in 1953.
He had a tremendous love and respect for God, abundant love for his family, loved piloting a plane, spending time in the outdoors camping and in his later years, sitting down with a good book.
Charles was actively involved with the Patricians group at Saint Patrick's in North Hollywood and the Joslyn Senior Center in Burbank.
Charles is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joanne (Subcasky) Andrews; five sons, Ronald Andrews (Sandy), William Andrews (Diana), John Andrews (Jamie), Charles Andrews (Lori) and Michael Andrews (Stacy); and two daughters, Martha Johnsen (Steinar) and Laura Giron (John). He is also survived by 14 Grandchildren and two Great-Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Helen (Vogel) Andrews, his sister, Marie Andrews and brother, Ellis Andrews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you may make a memorial donation to the charity of your choice in his memory.