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Andrew R., 90, of Clifton, passed away on September 25, 2012. Born in Passaic on October 9, 1921, he lived in Clifton for over 65 years. An Army Veteran of WWII, Andy was a member of the Athenia Veterans Post, Clifton, where he served as Chaplain for over 30 years and officiated at many Veteran's wake services. An active parishioner of St. John Kanty R.C. Church, Clifton, Andy had served as the Chaplain of the Golden Circle, Chaplain and Secretary of the Holy Name Society, Secretary of the Leisure Club, and was a Lector for over 50 years. Andy worked for PSE&G, starting in 1948 as an auto service man. Thirty two years and many positions later, he retired from PSE&G as senior transmission specialist in transmission and distribution in Newark, where he also developed and directed the driver training programs for the transportation department. Another accomplishment of which Pearson is proud is his development of a program to train women in the general office in Newark on basic automotive systems. He was also a member and Chaplain of the PSE&G Retiree's Club North Jersey Chapter, and was member and Secretary of the Passaic Retiree's Chapter. Beloved husband for 66 years of the late Mary (Jadach) who passed away in 2008. Devoted father of Paul Pearson and his wife Jacquelyn of Kinnelon, and Patricia Rogers and her husband Wayne of Landing. Loving grandfather of Rachel Jurik. Dear brother of Leo Pearson and Annette Vasko, both of Oxford, and the late William Pearson and Ruth Charity. Funeral Saturday 9 AM at the Shook Funeral Home, 639 Van Houten Ave., Clifton, and 10 AM at St. John Kanty R.C. Church, 49 Speer Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013. Cremation Private. Visiting Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations made to St. John Kanty R.C. Church, in memory of Andrew, would be greatly appreciated. www.ShookFH.com
Published in The Record/Herald News on Sept. 27, 2012