Richard Andrews

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Andrews, Richard W Sr.
Richard W. Andrews Sr. passed away at his Newtown home on June 6th, 2014, surrounded by his family after a brief illness. He was born in Sandy Hook on November 12, 1923 - the son of Lewis. V. Andrews Sr. and Georgie Northrop Andrews. He graduated Newtown High School in 1942. He attended college in North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served in the U.S. Army 106th Division, Canon Company, 424th Infantry Regiment. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was captured by the Wehrmacht on December 16, 1944. He was transported by train to Stalag 12A Luckenwalde, Germany and was imprisoned there until May 6th, 1945. Upon returning from the Army, he attended Henry Abbott Technical School for carpentry and founded A+S Builders with his partner Eugene Spencer. Together, they built two hundred houses, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire House, and Sub Station.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Louise Ingram Andrews, his son, Richard Andrews, and wife Barbara of Newtown, his daughter Patricia Murray and son-in law Steve of Bethlehem, grandson Richard Andrews III of Southbury, a granddaughter Kimberly Andrews of Newtown, a grandson Mike Sturges of Woodbury, a grandson Jared of Brooklyn, and grandson Gardner of Brooklyn.
Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St. Newtown Tuesday June 10th, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Honan Funeral Home on Wednesday June 11th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 783 Sandy Hook, CT 06482.

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Published in News Times on June 8, 2014