William G. McAndrew

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William G. McAndrew, 82, of Scranton, died Tuesday at home surrounded by his beloved family. His wife of 47 years is Kathleen Murphy McAndrew.

Born in Carbondale, son of the late Walter and Lillian McLean McAndrew, he was a graduate of St. Rose High School and a member of St. Paul's Church. Bill was a businessman, a family man, a comedian and a patriot. As a young man, he served in the Baltimore Police Department. Bill was committed to and engaged in his community, active in local politics and humanitarian efforts and a lover and supporter of the arts. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs. Above all else, Bill cherished the closeness of family and good friends. He left this world with a full and grateful heart.

Also surviving are three sons, Liam and wife, Megan, Jefferson Twp.; Brian; Sean and fiancè, Bill Canjar; a daughter, Katie, all of Scranton; three grandchildren, Liam Peter; Rory and William; a brother, Joseph and wife, Linda; a sister, Jean Mascaro; and nieces, nephews and his faithful companion, Poohbear.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Gavin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Church, Penn Avenue. Interment, St. Rose Cemetery, Carbondale.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements by the McGoff-Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1401 Capouse Ave., Scranton.
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Published in Scranton Times on June 6, 2018