Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Paul McAndrew's dad

I've posted the obituary for Paul McAndrew's dad.

John McAndrew
John F.P. “Frank” McAndrew, 84, of Dallas, passed away Monday morning at his home. Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late John and Harriet Walsh McAndrew. He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School, class of 1942, and the University of Scranton, class of 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Mac started his long distinguished military career when he entered World War II in January 1943. He served with the 480th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion and General George S. Patton’s Third Army. He participated in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and other European operations. He was honorably discharged in December 1947 and became a member of the 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division. He served on active duty with the National Guard until retiring in 1984 where he was a personnel officer. He retired at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer (5), which he was the first in the state to receive and possibly the nation. He was a member of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, and the Daddow Isaac American Legion Post 672, Dallas. He was preceded in death by sister, Kathleen Rooney; and brother Joseph. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Jane Tuman McAndrew; children, Dr. Frank T. and wife Maryjo, Galesburg, Ill.; John J., Shickshinny; Rosemary Hozempa and husband Charles, Dallas; Christine Grieves and husband Robert, Dallas; Paul C. and wife Marianne, Downingtown; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Gate of Heaven Church. Rev. Kevin P. Mulhern will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas.


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