JOHN ANDROS MERRILLVILLE
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John Andros, age 86, of Merrillville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Wednesday, January 28, 2009. John was the retired owner/operator of Village Key Shop in the Village Shopping Center. He formerly worked at the Budd Plant and Taylor Forge. John was a member of the Lake County Sheriff's Auxiliary, Roosevelt Masonic Lodge #716 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite of South Bend and Orak Shrine of Michigan City. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a lifetime member of the VFW #1563 Merrillville Post. John was preceded in death by parents, Peter and Marie Andros; sisters and brothers: Leona Petros, Dena Polites, James Andros, Kaliroy Petruska and William Andros. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary (nee Chakos); son, Nick Andros; brother, George (Joyce) Andros all of Merrillville; in-laws: Mary S. Andros, Helen Andros, Ed Gottschling, Tom J. and Mary Chakos and Christina J. Chakos; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 2, 2009 at 11:00 AM DIRECTLY at Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 8000 Madison St., Merrillville with Rev. Theodore Poteres officiating. Interment to follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary. Friends may visit with the family Sunday, February 1, 2009 from 1:00-7:00 PM at the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville. A Trisagion Prayer Service will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM followed by a Masonic Service at 2:15 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of John Andros may be made to Ss. Constantine & Helen Cathedral or to the family. To share a memory or send a condolence to the family, please visit the guestbook section at: www.geisenfuneralhome.com
Geisen Funeral & Cremation Services - Merrillville
Merrillville, IN 46410
Published in The Times from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2009