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Andrew W., a lifelong resident of Little Falls passed away April 8, 2014. Born in Singac on September 1, 1924, he attended Central High School, Paterson and graduated from Passaic Valley High School, Little Falls in 1943. He was a scholar-athlete at Passaic Valley HS and was a member of the golf team and an All-State member of the football team. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Army, where he served in the 3rd Battalion of the 359th Infantry. He came ashore at Utah Beach in the first wave of the Normandy Invasion and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He received the European African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, the Victory Medal and the Bronze Star. His service to his country was an important and enduring part of Andrew's life. He was a past member of VFW Post 7506, Little Falls. After the war, he attended Georgetown University, where he played football and golf. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University and was admitted to practice law in New Jersey in 1954. He maintained offices in Paterson and Little Falls and dedicated himself to serving the Russian speaking community throughout Passaic County. Andrew was active in local politics and served on the Passaic Valley Board of Education in the early 1960's. He also served as the Little Falls Municipal Court judge for several years in the 1970's. Andrew had a lifelong interest in nature. He was an avid bird watcher, fisherman, hunter and golfer. He loved to travel and dance. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Eva Marchisen, his brothers: Nick and Mike (both served and died in WWII), George, Bill and Steve; his sisters: Ann, Nancy and Mary and his long time companion Isabelle Toner. He is survived by an extended family of loving nieces and nephews. Funeral service Tuesday, 10 AM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls (please arrive at 9:30 AM). Interment SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cemetery, 127 Westminster Pl., Saddle Brook. The family will receive their friends Monday 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the
, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or contribute online at http://www.alz.org/.
Gaita Memorial Home
154 Pompton Tpke
Little Falls, NJ 07424
Published in The Record on Apr. 12, 2014