Andrew W. III "AJ"
Andrew William Mayberry III, 30, of Holland, Ohio passed away on April 4, 2014, in Sherman Oaks, CA. AJ was a 2002 graduate of St. John's Jesuit High School. In 2006, AJ enlisted in the United States Marine Corps
, where he was the Honor Graduate of Platoon 2034 in Parris Island, SC. He was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant within two years of service. AJ was stationed in Hawaii with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines. He served his country with three decorated combat tours: two in Iraq
and one in Afghanistan. AJ was awarded two Navy and
Marine Corps Achievement Medals and a Purple Heart
. He left the Marine Corps in 2012, with hopes of obtaining a college degree. AJ maintained a 4.0 GPA, before his untimely passing.
Family, the Marines and Ohio State football, meant the world to AJ. His favorite times were spent at sunny beach houses, snowy mountain resorts or just relaxing with loved ones around the holidays. When he was home, there was regularly a trip to the family's favorite hangout, Loma Linda's, where Jeannie and Mike always made us welcome. Many of these gatherings included his
newfound brothers in arms. Seldom would you see AJ representing anything but OSU football.
AJ is preceded in death
by grandparents, Robert Mayberry and Everett and Diane Riley. He is survived by parents, Andrew II and Linda; brother, Austin
(fiancée, Whitney Wheeler); grandmother, Violet Irene; uncles, Jeffrey Riley, John and Roland (Sue) Carter; aunt, Deb (Ken) Myrice; cousins, Melissa (Scott), Rachel (Anthony), Brian, Christy, Stephanie, Paige, Piper, Krystal, Emani, Kalina and Skye and girlfriend, Joy Voltaire. Further, his passing is endured by his USMC brothers, including but not limited to, Brett Huston, Graham Johnston, Matt Koetting, Michael Morris, Derek Nelson, Travis Preston, Antonio Stewart and Paul Stubbs.
A viewing will be held at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave, Toledo, OH, on Monday, the 14 of April from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Worship (and military) services will be held at Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy, Holland, OH, on Tuesday, the 15 of April at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private.
The family would like to thank everyone for their support. Memorial contributions can be made to Providence Lutheran Church in memory of Andrew W. Mayberry III.