William E. Andrews

William E. Andrews, 91 son of Malcom Coleman Andrews and Wilis Morris Elliot passed away quietly and at peace at the Rosenthal Hospice Center in Stamford, Ct. with family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen Norris Andrews and 4 children: Mrs. Jane Andrews Thames and her husband Lee Davis Thames, Esq,, Kay Andrews Payne and her husband Christopher Payne, Jr., Thomas Elliot Andrews, Jeffrey Mitchell Andrews and his Fiancée Christina Nagao. There are seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, Bill was with Revlon Cosmetics for 37 years. He began as a salesman in Virginia and ultimately became division vice president when he retired.. They lived in Richmond, VA., Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta, GA and finally Stamford, CT for 46 years. His passion and love was always magic. When he retired he once again became active in the Society of American Magicians and served as National President in 1987. He also belongs to the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He holds a place of honor in The British Magic Circle. He has been the Chairman of the Awards Committee for the Milbourne Christopher Foundation He formed the Society of Young Magicians in Stamford and for 22 years has worked with many young people encouraging self-confidence, discipline as well as magic skills. There will be a memorial service at the Villa Maria Education Center, 161 Sky Meadow Drive, Stamford, CT at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 23, 2011, where the Society of Young Magicians holds the monthly meetings. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Richard Rosenthal Hospice 100 Shelburne Rd Stamford, CT 06902. Arrangements are entrusted to Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home. Please visit


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 23, 2011

William E. Andrews

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Peggy Brown

July 22, 2011

Dearest Helen and family,
Our hearts are greatly saddened by the loss of our friend. He may have gone but his magic,as an incredible person lives on. Our deepest sympathy and love is extended to you all. Fondly, Peggy and Jim Brown

Matthew Slaine

July 22, 2011

Bill was a mentor and a friend who always encouraged me to be confident and have faith in my abilities from the day I met him when I was 8 years old. Bill had a profound influence on my life and the world lost a very special man. My deepest condolences to Helen and the family.

Chris Zemola

July 21, 2011

Darling, Elegant Helen- 56 years together - Now that is real magic. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May knowing that your many friends have you in our hearts bring you a measure of comfort.

Ed Pfrang

July 21, 2011

Please accept my deepest condolences at this sad time. Bill was always a warm, caring friend who was extremely positive about life, particularly about young people. I'll truly miss his friendship.

Marlene Clark

July 21, 2011

I am blessed to have known Bill and to have worked with the incredible S.Y.M. program his name evokes. When we spoke, everything melted away, except for the encouragement he always offered. The world has lost an incredible person, and the magic world has lost an incredible mainstay. I will miss his wisdom and gentle counsel. My prayers are with Helen and his family.

Tom Klem

July 21, 2011

Bill Andrews was truly a great man. His life touched so many people and made us all richer for knowing him. We have lost a great friend in magic.

Mark Pesiri

July 21, 2011

I would like to extend my sympathy to the Andrews Family. I still remember visiting Windows on the World and the Water Club with Jeff and his dad when we were teenagers.

Tony Clark

July 20, 2011

My heart filled with pain. I am so fortunate to have Bill guide my life and career. If it were not for him, I would never have achieved my dreams. Bill was and is one of a kind. A true magician of life. He is a hero to so many. He's just amazing. Thank God for him.

Richard Stuart

July 19, 2011

You will always live in our hearts and prayers.

Louise Stuart Owen

July 19, 2011

I look forward to all the magic you and J. Marberger Stuart perform now! I love and miss you!