Peter J. Andrews M.D. Sr.

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Peter J. Andrews Sr., M.D., died Sunday, April 8, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born June 22, 1923, he was the son of the late Anna and Joseph Andrews. He was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Class of 1941, Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy in 1952 and a Master of Science degree in pharmacology in 1954. He was also a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Class of 1959.

Dr. Andrews was a member of the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, serving in the Pacific during World War II.

Dr. Andrews did a medical internship at Mercy Hospital of Wilkes-Barre from 1959 to 1960. He was in private practice in family medicine from 1960 to 1999, with his office in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre. He served on the medical staffs of Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Nesbitt Memorial Hospital and Valley Crest Nursing Home. He was also a longtime school physician in the Wilkes-Barre School District and team doctor for the Coughlin football team.

Dr. Andrews was a member of the American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Luzerne County Medical Society, American Academy of Family Practice and Pennsylvania Academy of Family Practice. He was also a member of the American Legion of Miners Mills, Parsons and Plains Twp. He was also a member of the former Blessed Sacrament Church, Miners Mills, for more than 50 years.

Dr. Andrews received awards of appreciation from both Mercy Hospital of Wilkes-Barre and the Pennsylvania Medical Society for 50 years of medical service in 2009.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Miss Mary Andrews, and two brothers, Mr. Anthony Andrews and Dr. Paul Andrews.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nicolina Finocchario Andrews. He is also survived by his eight children, daughters, Annamarie Andrews and husband, Art Wood, Patricia Hoover and her husband, Dale Hoover, Saralyn Sonn and Nicole Tauber and husband, Peter Tauber, and sons, Dr. Peter J. Andrews Jr. and wife, Gail, Paul Andrews, Esq., and wife, Nancy, Dr. John Andrews and wife, Brenda, and Dr. Joseph Andrews and wife, Patricia.

He is also survived by his 21 grandchildren, Michael Wood, Katherine Wood, Stephanie Hoover, Dale Hoover, Brian Hoover, Elizabeth Andrews, Peter Andrews, Samuel Andrews, Emily Andrews, Sarah Andrews, John Andrews, Matthew Andrews, Nicholas Andrews, Kristen Andrews, Zachary Andrews, Margaret Andrews, Alexandra Sonn, Thomas Sonn, Alicia Tauber, Kayla Tauber and Amanda Tauber.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, with Monsignor John Sempa as officiate.

Friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Both viewings will be held in Immaculate Conception Church.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Social Concerns Committee of Corpus Christi Parish, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643, or St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, 39 Jackson St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Arrangements are by Mamary Durkin Funeral Service Inc., 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 11, 2018
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