Stephen Charles Androsko

October 26, 1924October 11, 2012

Stephen Charles Androsko

10-26-1924 to 10-11-2012

Steve loved fishing, hunting, music, politics, science, history, animals, reading, swimming, grapefruit in orange juice, horses and racing, rainy days and the Rogue River. He loved the mysteries of his Catholic faith. Stephen was the youngest of 6 brothers and 3 sisters. He was an excellent, joyful and pure soul who took care of his beloved parents, brothers, and especially his sister during her prolonged illness of many decades. He was a legal guardian to his niece and took that duty with lots of humor, love, and ice cream. A confirmed bachelor, he was too busy helping people, fishing, and doing things to get married.

He also loved measurements and served as a draftsman for Boeing after getting his AA at Pasadena City College. During WW11, he also served as a draftsman in the Army Air Corp. He received the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and the WW11 Victory Medal. He took excellent care of his health and that served him well into his 80’s when his body finally started to wear out with one thing after another. He was courageous dealing with the humilities of illness his last 3 years. Determined not to complain or be crabby, he had a joke or a ready smile many times a day. He endured. His last moments on earth, his almond shaped eyes opened round and wide as if to see something amazingly beautiful. He left this earth holding hands with his niece knowing he was loved in this world and the next.

We all know he’s gone fishing.



  • Rosary Service Friday, October 19, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 19, 2012


  • Interment

Stephen Charles Androsko

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Gordon Stewart

November 15, 2012

Dear Gloria & Sal, It is a beautiful Obit! I really miss Steve on the rogue but know he is finally relieved of his pain. He was so humble and never wanted to be a burden to anyone. He will be remembered always!

Shelly Anders

November 15, 2012

I will always remember Uncle Stevie and Andy when they visited Grandma and Grandpa (George and Elenore Anders) Their Poodle that ran past me and bit my step brother Michael on the ankle way past when when Gloria had her little
Volkswagen. and ummm, all that wonderful smoked salmon.

Rosemary Rice

October 18, 2012

Dearest Glo:

We were all blessed to get to know Steve. He was a sweet man. You and Sal will be rewarded for the kindness you showed by opening up your house to Uncle Steve in his time of need. Love you both with my whole heart.

October 18, 2012

Dear Gloria and Sal, Really enjoyed the conversations I had with Steve during the short time that I knew him. He was a really fine man with a special character that is hard to forget. You're so lucky to have been part of his interesting and loving life. Diane Baer

Lila Thorp

October 17, 2012

His obit brought tears to my eyes knowing Steve as I did both as a friend before I did care giving for him. He is loved still to this day by me and I stopped up at his house and just sat there and talked to him the day i found the e-mail he had passed on. He first met me by stopping when I'd slide out on ice and snow and spun into the hillside...he rescued me and took both my grandson and I to the hospital...I'll never forget him long as I live.
Lila Thorp

Wayne and Virginia Sudol

October 16, 2012

Dearest Glo,
We were privileged to have met your Uncle Steve. He was always friendly and warm even though he was going through all of his health issues. We can see just how you came to love him so much and took such good care of him.

God rest his beautiful soul.