John C. Andrews
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John Charles "Jack" Andrews, 81, of Willow Valley Retirement Communities, Lancaster, PA, and formerly of Paoli, PA and Ocean Pines, MD, died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday, February 9, 2013.
Jack was born October 24, 1931, in Crisfield, Maryland. He was the son of the late John M. and Evelyn (Briddell) Andrews. He was the beloved husband of Betty Jean (Mitchell) Andrews since 1956, and father to Robin Andrews of Sedona, AZ and Rod Andrews of Malvern, PA and grandfather to Madison and Ellis, the children of Rod and his wife Christine Sinclair. He was preceded in death by a son, Jon M., who died in 1982.
He served as weather observer in U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Jack graduated from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, in 1959, with a BS in Industrial Design. He worked as designer on GM's exhibit for the World's Fair of 1964, as a member of the product development department at General Motors, Detroit, MI. Jack was recruited to establish the Industrial Design program at Detroit's Society of Arts and Crafts (now the Center for Creative Studies), where he began his career in higher education. Jack later moved to Paoli, PA, where he worked as the chairman of the Industrial Design Department at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. He wrote and published five books on the Craft of Blacksmithing through his company SkipJack Press.
Jack and Betty retired to Ocean Pines, MD, in 1995. They relocated to Willow Valley Retirement Communities in 2011.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:00am at the Orr Auditorium at Willow Valley Manor, 211 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA 17602. Please omit flowers. Kindly consider sending a contribution in memory of John C. Andrews to the
, 3544 N. Progress Avenue, Ste. 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Published in The Daily Times on Feb. 14, 2013