Ingeborg P. Weier McAndrew, 84, of Factoryville, passed away Saturday night at the Jewish home of Eastern Pa. She was born the daughter of the late August and Alfreda Hohn Weier on Sept. 26, 1928, in Bremerhaven, Germany. She was married to the late Paul James McAndrew, who passed on Oct. 15, 2003.
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Prior to retirement, she worked as a certified nurse's aide in area health care facilities and private homes doing private duty, including the Jewish Home.
Ingeborg was preceded in death by three sons, Knut P. (1977), Frank H. (2005) and Peter J. (2007).
Surviving are three sons, James of Erie; Marty (Elena) of Factoryville; Patrick of Lake Sheridan; and a daughter, Jan Henry of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four nephews and two nieces; and a sister, Christa; and brother Peter, both of Germany.
As a young teenager in Germany, Ingeborg was the German youth champion in the breast stroke of Northern Germany. After WW II, she immigrated to the United States in 1955 to start a new life in the land of opportunity with her husband and children. Early on she worked at Irene's Sportswear in Dalton however much of her working years were spent in the health care field. Somehow, while working several jobs and raising seven children, she managed to enjoy pursuits of her own. Ingeborg was a very talented woman who passed along her knowledge of many arts and crafts and other diversified talents such as refinishing furniture, upholstery, caning chairs and extremely intricate craftwork. Her stunning Christmas Village was an inspiration and completely hand crafted. She took great joy in creating and sharing her creations with friends and family. She was also an avid reader, historical sagas were her favorite, and loved music, including rock and roll that she enjoyed with all of her children. Ingeborg's industriousness, a harder worker can never be found, her compassion and willingness to help others were hallmarks throughout her life.
Graveside service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony P. Litwin Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Factoryville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105, or to Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF), 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, NY 10018. Directions or condolences, visit aplitwinfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Scranton Times from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2012