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Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery

401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

OBITUARY

John "Jack" Carlton Andreas

February 6, 1918October 25, 2019
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John "Jack" Carlton Andreas, age 101, passed away on October 25, 2019.

Jack lived a long and productive life. Born in the little mining town of Bisbee, AZ, he displayed an early affinity for the emerging field of electricity, employed as a young boy installing household wiring. He went on to become one of only 9 graduates of the University of Arizona’s new Electrical Engineering program. During a distinguished career, Jack held a number of technical and executive positions with several major electric motor manufacturers in Milwaukee, St. Louis and elsewhere. He was active in the IEEE, served on the board of directors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and was the US representative on the International Electro-Technical Commission. Jack’s authoritative texts on energy efficient motors remain a key reference source at home & abroad. While attending U of A, Jack became reacquainted with a lovely young lady from Bisbee, Miss Ruth Freeman. When he asked her to dance, they both quickly realized they’d found the love of their life. Marriage followed soon after and they remained together for the rest of their lives, their family blessed with three children, Caroline, Paula (Kiske) and John. In retirement, Jack and Ruth returned to Arizona, where they remained active socially and intellectually. Jack continued as a respected consultant in his field and he & Ruth enjoyed traveling and pursuing genealogical research as their family grew to include six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Now Jack’s journey continues on a higher plane, accompanied by the enduring love of his family and all whose lives were enriched by him.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 9, 2019

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VICTOR JESSIE URQUIDI

November 9, 2019

We met Jack thru Elizabeth Feinstein, his caretaker. She would bring him over and visit, and I would make something , for him to eat. He loved my tamales, he would say,, where's the tamales. So now I will remember him whenever I make them, God rest his soul, we shall miss you Jack.

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