Patrick C. Andrews (1926 - 2014)

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Patrick C. Andrews, 88, Coalport, died Sunday, July 20, 2014.
Born May 10, 1926, in Coalport, he was the son of the late Fermin C. and Mary C. Reilly Andrews.
He was a 1944 graduate of Coalport Irvona High School.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War ll from 1944-46, spending part of that time in Naples, Italy.
Pat was employed as a lineman for Clearfield and Cambria Telephone Company from 1956 until the mid 1970's and served on their board of directors.
The company merged with Alltel Corporation. He was instrumental in bringing dial telephone service to the Coalport Glasgow area and retired in 1986.
Pat enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery, and internet card games.
He was a member of Coalport VFW Post 7043, K of C, Frugality and St. Basil Catholic Church, Coalport.
Pat was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and was good to everyone.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Jean Callahan on Oct. 2, 1998; sisters, Eileen and Betty Long; brothers, James and Larry.
Survivors include his second wife, the former Mary Jane Umbaugh Vesnesky whom he married Oct. 23, 2001, in Coalport; children: John Patrick (Diane Rydbom) of Lyleville, Robert C. of Hollidaysburg, William J. of Arlington, Texas, Ann Noel (Stephen) of Locust Grove, Va., David (Tammy Potter) of Fredericksburg, Va., eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; stepchildren: Dianne Lenhart (Randy) of Irvona, Debbi-Jo Kane of Bellefonte, William Vesnesky (Theresa Tiesi) of State College, Michael Vesnesky of Jupiter, Fla.; nine stepgrandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren; sisters: Helen Morris (Bob) of Winston Salem, N.C., Miriam Jacobs (Jim) of Dean; numerous nieces and nephews.
At the request of the deceased there will be no viewing or visitation.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Basil Catholic Church, Coalport, with the Rev. Zab Amar, celebrant.
Arrangements in charge of Gibbons Funeral Home, 1085 Main St., Coalport, PA 16627.
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Published in The Courier Express from July 24 to July 25, 2014