Andrew C. Van Gorden, 70, of Covington, passed away Friday June 18 in his home surrounded by family. He was born Dec. 10, 1950 in Corning, N.Y. to Richard and Vivian (Woodard) Van Gorden.
On Aug. 28, 1982, he married Connie Kroll with whom he shared nearly 27 years of marriage. Andrew worked at Dresser-Rand, and enjoyed fishing, Legos, and working out in his garage, especially with wood.
Andrew is survived by six children, Michael Van Gorden of Covington, Richard Van Gorden of Fort Ann, Heather Wallace (Shawn) of Washington, D.C., Andrea Glick (Randal) of Lancaster, Sommer Gee (James) of Derwood, Md. and Kristine Nichols (Mike) of Blossburg; 16 grandchildren, Gavin, Cody and Emily Van Gorden, Corinna Christianson, Brianna Van Gorden, John, Anna, Andrew, and R.J. Wallace, Bennon, Libby and Ian Glick; Kai, Dylan, and Maya Gee and Lincoln Nichols; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ronnie Guthrie and Tommy and Eddie Van Gorden; five sisters, Toma Putman, Cathy Branton, Dawn Van Gorden and Jolene Clayborn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Van Gorden; both parents, two sisters: Nadine and Brenda.
Andrew's family has entrusted the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, with his arrangements and they will hold a private memorial service at their convenience. Those wishing to make a donation in Andrew's memory are encouraged to remember the American Cancer Society
To share a memory or condolence with his family visit www.tusseymosher.com.
Published by The Wellsboro Gazette from Jun. 22 to Jun. 29, 2021.