Michael S. Andrews

February 12, 1949March 3, 2013
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Michael S. Andrews, 64, of Newburgh, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born February 12, 1949, in Evansville, IN.

He served in the U.S. Army Security Services 1968-1972 in Vietnam, receiving several medals with an honorable discharge. He was one of the first Computer Programmers at Wax Works Video Works in Owensboro for 18 years, where he was Vice President. He then started his own company, Handyman Services Midwest. Michael was an active member of the Evansville Chamber of Commerce, Friday Rainmakers, and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he was the Treasurer for the Men’s Club. He loved to read spy novels. Known as “Baba,” he adored spending time with his grandchildren, and attending sporting events of his family.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Dale Andrews and Alice Andrews Nagle.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sandra of Newburgh, IN; daughters, Amy Sarah Word, Katherine Michelle Andrews, and Jillian Alice Hall (Gene); grandchildren, Isabelle Rose Word, Andrew Stephen Word, Chloe Michelle Andrews, and Alexander Joseph Hall, all of Newburgh; brother, Dr. Craig Andrews (Judy) of Knoxville, TN; sister, Deborah Andrews of Ashville, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Friends may visit Friday, March 8, 2013, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.



  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2013


  • Private family services will be held at Arlinton National Cemetery at a later date.

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March 13, 2013

Jillian and family, I wanted to come to the funeral home so bad and give hugs....but ever since we lost dad I have trouble walking in one. I love you all very much.

Rebecca Hicks (Green now)

Randy Meek

March 10, 2013


I was deeply saddened to hear of Mike's death today from our mutual friend Bill Burton. I enjoyed working with Mike for nearly 15 years while working together at Wax Works. His excellent programming skill and tireless effort were insturmental in our ability to build a great company. I'll remember him for his sharp wit, kind heart and his friendship.

God bless you and your family as you celebrate his life.

Bill Burton

March 9, 2013

I am very saddened to hear of Michael's passing. While I found out recently of his battle with cancer, I failed to reach out to him, as I intended. As they say, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions". I will always reget my failure in this regard. As our lives are enriched by those that pass through it, likewise we are diminished by their loss. I considered Mike, not only a friend, but a tremendous business asset during my tenure with him at the Waxworks. Judy joins me in extending our deepest and heartfelt sympathies.

March 9, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

The Martin Family.

Kirk Kirkpatrick

March 8, 2013

Yes, Mike was one of Wax Works' best friends and I am proud to say one of mine, too. We are so heartbroken to hear of his passing.

March 8, 2013

Our sympathy to Michael's family, he was a wonderful man and member of St. John's Church~John and Sandy Mazzotti

Ron Eberhart

March 7, 2013

I had the privilege of working with Michael several years ago. He was a "class act" and very professional.

Sorry to hear about his passing.

March 7, 2013

Andrews Family - Sorry to hear about Michael's passing. He was a good person, a good neighbor and a good friend. Mickey and I hope the family is all well and weathering this storm. Know that you and Michael are in our prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything.

Pat and Mickey Flynn - Old Neighbor on Willow Rd.

Aaron Poole

March 7, 2013

We lost a great man and leader in our community in Michael Andrews.

Sharon Bastnagel

March 7, 2013

Sandy and Chole:
Bob and I were so surprised to read (on internet) the passing of Michael. The last we spoke, I remember you telling me it would probably be March before he could come this was quite surprising. I am so sorry for your loss. I know that he was a very sick man and that prayers were being said daily.
We will not be home till April 1, so know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn your loss.
May your "wonderful" memories replace the sadness, and may God Bless all of you now and always,
Sharon and Bob Bastnagel