Dec 5, 1919 - Oct 6, 2012 MIDWEST CITY Andrew Pachuta passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 92 on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Andy was born on December 5, 1919, in Robins, Ohio. His parents were immigrants from eastern Europe. Andy was one of 11 children born to John and Elizabeth Pachuta. In high school, Andy became a superb athlete in baseball and basketball. After high school, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in Idaho. At the outbreak of WWII, Andrew joined the Army Air Corps and spent 27 years in the USAF. Andy married Eloise Downing in Cleveland in 1947. They were married for 51 happy years until Eloise's death in 1998. They had three sons: Larry, who resides in California; John, who lives in Arizona; and David, who lives in Colorado. Andy and his family travelled extensively during his Air Force career, including assignments in Turkey, Virginia, the Philippines, California and Oklahoma. Andy created a life full of laughter and joy. He loved his family and his many friends. He will be truly missed by those who knew and loved him. Service will be held 10 a.m. on Friday at Advantage Mid~Del Chapel.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Oct. 11, 2012