Andrew J. "Andy" Eandi
ROCHESTER, IL - Andrew J. "Andy" Eandi, 92, died of natural causes on Sept. 8, 2013, at Wyndcrest Assisted Living in Rochester.
Andy was born Aug. 21, 1921, to Fred and Palmira Eandi who emigrated to American from northern Italy. He grew up and went to school in Springfield. After graduating, he joined the US Marine Corps and participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. After his military service, he married Marjorie White from Winchester, Ill. They were married for 66 years. Andy worked for Sangamo Electric where he attained the position of Shop Supervisor before he retired.
He and Marge were very active in the Blue Ridge Club in their early years, helping with many fish fries and other activities. They were also members of the Elks and Eagles. Andy enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling with his wife and friends in their motor homes. He was a member of the Church of the Little Flower.
He was a kind and giving friend to all those that knew him. He never stopped lending a helping hand to friends and family whenever needed. Andy will be greatly missed by those who loved him.
Andy was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, in 2010 and by his sister, Valia Henry.
He is survived by his brother, Peter (Jan) of Houston, Texas; three sons: Dr. Michael (Joyce) of Pebble Beach, Calif., Stephen (Pam) of Boulder, Colo., and Robert (Maribeth) of Rochester, Ill.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
Visitation: 10–11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home with Monsignor John Ossola officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, where Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.
Memorials may be made to the Church of the Little Flower or to the Wounded Warrior Organization.
The family would like to thank the staff of Wyndcrest Assisted Living for their loving care of Andy.
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