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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

1730 East Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI

OBITUARY

George Jeffery Andros

March 13, 1943January 4, 2020

Heaven gained a true sportsman on January 4, 2020 but not without a persistent battle fought with courage and determination. George Jeffrey Andros was a hero in how he lived his life and faced adversity; he will be sorely missed.

Jeff was born in St. Lawrence Hospital, Lansing on March 13, 1943 to George and Betty Andros. He lived his entire life in the Lansing area; graduating from Sexton High School in 1961. After attending Wentworth Military Academy (Lexington, Missouri) and University of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida) he returned to Lansing to begin his 37 year career at Fisher Body where he worked in the personnel department and later as head of the suggestion department.

Jeff loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved trips with his buddies to pull in the big steelhead and walleye on the lake, the trout while fly fishing on a stream, or bagging a deer in Michigan or elk in Colorado. He was always willing to teach fishing techniques or hunting strategies to anyone interested.

Jeff’s main focus in life was his love for his family. In fact, his favorite place was the family cottage in northern Michigan where he enjoyed fishing, golf, tennis and most of all being with family.

On August 8, 2020, Jeff would have celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary to the love of his life, Jane Sachse Andros. Jeff and Jane have two children, Alex (Cathy) Andros and Amy (Jeremy) Piper. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Kyah, Kamryn, Lexi and Liza Andros; Jack, Sophie and Theodore Piper. His sister Cathie Pollock resides in Birmingham, Michigan. He also leaves behind many brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Thank you to all the caregivers who helped extend Jeff’s life over the past several years so he could live his remaining years with dignity and integrity. The support and love of friends and family also enabled him to live life to the fullest.

A celebration of his life will be held on a yet to be determined date this summer at the family cottage.

Donations in his name can be given to Bay View Association (P.O. Box 583, Petoskey, MI), Hospice of Lansing, or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lansing, MI.

Arrangements by Gorsline-Runciman. Share memories at www.greastlansing.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Bay View Association
  • Hospice of Lansing
  • St. Pauls Episcopal Church

Services

  • Services will be held at a later date.

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LuAnn Crim

January 13, 2020

Jeff Andros was one of the best. He lead by example and was unfailingly kind and supportive. He was funny, honest, and intelligent. He was proud of his family and loved the great outdoors. I loved listening to his fish stories. Sending my condolences to his friends and family.

Lloyd Sengstock

January 11, 2020

Dear Jane, Alex & Amy,
I want to express my deepest thoughts and prayers for your loss of Jeffery to Jane, Alex, Amy, family and friends. My time spent with Jeff was considerable, we have known each other since 1975 at which time he worked at GM in Lansing. Truth be told I could write a novel on the trips, experiences and times we spent together sharing the joys of life itself. It was in 1975 that we took our first steelhead fishing trip to the Manistee River and from that date forward we spent every spring together steelhead fishing. Wow, 45 years!! Jeff was my righteous compass to how life and time could be best served with friends and family as well on the trout streams of Michigan and in the mountains of Colorado. Thru the years our families got to know each other and we shared some great memories together and at their cottage in Bayview. My mind also travels to our last western hunt together with Jeff, Alex and my son in the mountains of Colorado, again great memories. I know that our world will experience a huge loss for Jeff`s compassion towards others and how time spent together is best served. I cannot find the words for the loss of our friendship; he was my kindred spirt, an unspoken love for each other in the great outdoors. God now has a great template for how to best judge man.
With our Love,
Lloyd & JoAnne Sengstock

Gary and Brenda Sharpe

January 8, 2020

Dear Jane, Alex and Amy
We were so sorry to hear about Jeff
All of you have been the epitome of what it means to love your neighbour
As relatively new people to Bay View your generosity and hospitality as been so appreciated .
We will miss Jeff's wonderful smile and his warm heart
May God's love be with you all

Gary and Brenda Sharpe

Conny Huey McKelvey

January 8, 2020

Jane, my heart is deeply saddened by the news of Jeff’s passing. Just knowing the anguish that you now experience brings me to tears. May God’s peace that passes all understanding surround you in the days ahead. Love you my friend. Conny

Ralph Koren

January 8, 2020

Worked with Jeff for many years at Fisher. Jeff was honest, hard working and kind. A true gentleman. Sad to hear of his passing.

Jiggs &Tom Dunn

January 8, 2020

What a wonder tribute to you father.
He sound like a great gift to your family.
Very sorry we never got to cross paths
Jiggs&Tom Dunn

Carrie Lyons

January 7, 2020

Jane, Amy, Alex and all family members

I am deeply sorry for your loss of Jeff. I hold you all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time.

May your wonderful memories of time together comfort you in the days ahead and beyond.

Carrie Lyons

Dan Hammond

January 7, 2020

Jane, Alex and Amy:

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss.

I have nothing but fond memories of Jeff/your Dad: Memories of his always-ready smile and pleasant demeanor; so many memories of times at the Sachse cottage.

May your memories soften your pain.

Please know that all of you are in our prayers.

Dan and Mary Anne Hammond
Prairie Village, KS

Willie and Guy Busch

January 7, 2020

Dear JANE , Alex and Amy and family
We are saddened this morning to read about your loss of Jeff.
He was a fighter and a good man.
May you treasure your many memories of your life together.
We raised some great kids together in Briarwood and on the soccer fields!
Peace and Love
Willie and Guy🙏🏻💚

Richard McDonald

January 7, 2020

Just found the notice moments ago and a in a state of shock. We too have experienced so much of the same in the last 8 months. My heart is so heavy for you and yours and please know that we would turn the world upside down for you if we could. May peace and understanding accompany your path. We love you my longtime friend.

FROM THE FAMILY