Charles William Andrews

January 16, 1927April 24, 2013

Charles Andrews, 86, died, with his family by his side in Burbank, CA.

A viewing will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2013 from 4:00 - 6:00, followed at 6:00 by a Rosary service at Valley Funeral Home,

A mass and burial/interment will take place on Mission Rey Chapel/ San Fernando Mission Cemetery on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm.

Charles was born in Decatur, IL in 1927. He moved to Burbank, CA in 1938 with his parents. He attended Burbank High School. He served in the United States Army, during World War II as an Ammunition Ordinance Sergeant. He spent four years in Japan and was Honourably Discharged in 1947.

He attended a technical trade school to become an electrician. He used his skills as an electrician at Lockheed for 10 years. Then went to work for the City of Los Angeles where he retired in July 1991 after 30 years.

As a youth, Charles attended a Cabrifinn Club meeting at Saint Finbar Church in Burbank where he met his lovely wife, Joanne Subcasky (Sandusky, OH). They were married at that same church on Valentine’s Day in 1953.

He had a tremendous love and respect for God, abundant love for his family, loved piloting a plane, spending time in the outdoors camping and in his later years, sitting down with a good book.

Charles was actively involved with the Patricians group at Saint Patrick’s in North Hollywood and the Joslyn Senior Center in Burbank.

Charles is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joanne (Subcasky) Andrews; five sons, Ronald Andrews (Sandy), William Andrews (Diana), John Andrews (Jamie), Charles Andrews (Lori) and Michael Andrews (Stacy); and two daughters, Martha Johnsen (Steinar) and Laura Giron (John). He is also survived by 14 Grandchildren and two Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Helen (Vogel) Andrews, his sister, Marie Andrews and brother, Ellis Andrews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you may make a memorial donation to the charity of your choice in his memory.

Psalm 23 A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.


  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Rosary Service Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2013

Charles William Andrews

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October 13, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. I just found this obituary on line. I knew Charles when he was young.
I am the son of Lee Vogel.

Charles A Vogel

Cookie Bentivegna

April 30, 2013

Joanne and the entire Andrews family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have know Joanne and Charles for about 10 or 12 years. We met at the Joslyn Adult Center. We had become very good friends and also someone that you could count on if you needed help. I'm so sorry that I could not attend the mass and funeral, but I was out of town at a convention and didn't get back home until late on Saturday night. Charles was very special and will truly be missed. My love and prayers are with all of the Andrews Family.

Jim Wagner

April 27, 2013

Bill, Diana and the entire Andrews family,
So sorry for your loss. I hope you can take comfort in knowing that your Dad is in God's hands. Thinking of you all.

Julie Mantey

April 27, 2013

Thinking of and praying for you all. A warm, funny and loving man, with a generous heart. I will miss Uncle Charles.

Betty Burns

April 27, 2013

Bill, Diana and family, it was a pleasure to get to meet your Dad and family in November for your retirement. He seemed to have a wonderful time and was so proud of you, Bill. May God bless all of you always. Love and prayers...

Shari Johnston (Campbell)

April 27, 2013

Martha and family, I have wonderful memories of your dad. I talked to him on the phone a few years ago and he sounded like he did when we were young and playing together almost on a daily basis. Your dad even took back to the airport back in 1997 which was my last visit to Burbank and he still looked as he did prior to our move here to Oklahoma in 1978. I love all of you and send my prayers to you and your family and I am very thankful of all the wonderful memories of our childhood of coming down to your house to play and always enjoying the time we spent with your dad and mom.

Cindy Kling

April 27, 2013

Sorry to hear about your father. He was a good man. Praying for you and your family.

Kelly Watters

April 26, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was like my own, I grew up in your house and went to church with all of you, and sometimes on vacations. I love all of you and my God be with you in this difficult time.

Connie Wilkerson

April 26, 2013

Rest in peace my dear friend. Martha and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Jocelyn Ghareib

April 26, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Please pass along the condolences to the rest of your family. Praying for you all.
Jocelyn Ghareib and family