Walter Andrews

September 27, 1934June 20, 2011

Walter Andrews, a writer, artist, graphic designer and community leader, died on June 19 in Coshocton. He was 76.He was born on August 27, 1934, in Medina, Ohio, to Mildred and Herbert Andrews. A high school football star and honor student at Medina High School, he later attended Ohio Wesleyan University, majoring in political science. He moved to Coshocton in 1964, joining Shaw-Barton as its Art Director where he worked for the next 20 years, eventually becoming Vice President. In 1984, he left to form Andrews and Associates, working with the Coshocton Foundation, The Footlight Players, Roscoe Village, Coshocton County Memorial Hospital and many others. Walt loved Coshocton, and was very active in the community. He founded the Rising Tide Swim team in 1974 and served as an official in the Ohio High School Athletic Association from 1979-1985. He was the P.A. Announcer for the Coshocton Redskins’ football games for many years, and wrote dozens of articles for The Coshocton Tribune’s Sports Page. He also served as President of the Coshocton Town & Country Club, where he was an avid golfer.He is survived by his wife, Helen, of Coshocton, his son Matthew, of Nashville, Tennessee, his son Michael, of New York City, and his grand-daughter Ada Helen, also of New York City. Services will be held at the Given Dawson Funeral Home in Coshocton on Friday, June 24th. There will be an informal gathering from 5pm-6pm, followed by a celebration of Walt’s life at 6pm.


  • Memorial Service Friday, June 24, 2011

Walter Andrews

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Steve & Kay Mitchell

July 20, 2011

Helen, Mike, & Matt,
We just heard of the passing of Walt. You have our deepest sympathy. Hang on to those precious memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in knowing others care. (We worked with Helen before moving from Coshocton and our son, David, was in Helen's class.)

Ben & Leah Gilliam

July 12, 2011

Matt, we have you and your family in our thoughts. Peace.

Sue and Craig Patterson

June 28, 2011

Our deepest sympathies to Walt's family. We enjoyed working with Walt and enjoyed even more his friendship. He was a kind, caring, talented professional that we respected and had the honor of calling friend. God Bless his family.

Rod and Chris Hasseman

June 24, 2011

Walt Andrews: a wonderful man and friend.
Lots of memories: Walt and Rod closeted for hours preparing Shaw-Barton's annual calendar conference slide show extravaganza.
Chris and Rod, Walt and Helen out for many dinners...with drinks afterward in the old S-B Lodge.
The four of us on incentive trips, taking lots of photos...and developing them in an hour for another slide show.
And Helen, the teacher for both our older children!
We will miss you, Walt.
Matt and Michael: our deepest sympathies. Sorry we can't be there; we're writing this from North Carolina on vacation. He was incredibly proud of you both.

Joe Hall & Family

June 24, 2011

Mrs Andrews, Mike, and Matt,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. It was an honor to know Mr. Andrews. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Mike Bowman

June 24, 2011

Sincere sympathy to the Andrews family.

Walt touched many lives and I had the pleasure working at SB with him. A true professional. He will be missed by many.

Diane Gergley Dew

June 23, 2011

Mrs. Andrews, Mike and Matt, Your husband/father was a very talented and gifted man with many positive character traits. Most notibly was his strong work ethic and integrity which was complimented by his strong love and committment to his family. My childhood memories recall he was also the dad of "cool" He was always engaging in a new project with you boys that somehow manged to benefit all the neighborhood kids. Whether it was building an awesome fort back where Sebastian was, or using the telescope, rock tumbler or just cruising around in the red and white van(I still remember), he was a leader and a positive role model for all of us.God bless you all in your time of sorrow, but please be comforted in knowing that his spirit truley lives on and that he is now in peace.

Kay Dunfee

June 23, 2011

To the Andrews family:
I was very sorry to hear of Walt's passing. I got acquainted with him through working for a couple of small local printing companies that Walt used for some of his printing needs. I had no experience in the beginning, but Walt was always willing to explain to me what he wanted without making me feel inferior. I will always be grateful for his patience, and the knowledge that he gave to me. He was one of the people I missed the most after leaving the business. May God comfort and bless you in your time of sorrow.

June 23, 2011

Mrs. Andrews, Mike, and Matt, Please accept my deepest sympathy. It was a great honor to know Mr. Andrews. We always called him Walt, but I always addressed him as Mr. Andrews. I have the utmost respect for him, the way he carried himself, the way he treated everyone with respect, and especially the way he always treated me. He is simply a great, great man. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

John Burris

June 23, 2011

Enjoyed all we did together @ SB.
You were the best at what you did.
You will be missed. Steve and Debbie Endres - Latham NY