Thomas Joseph Andrews
May 3, 1950 – June 5, 2021
Thomas Joseph (Joe) Andrews, age 71, of Waynesburg, PA, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Waynesburg.
Joe was born May 3, 1950, in Charleroi, PA, to the late Robert Calvin Andrews of Charleroi and the Barbara Lucille (Chisler) Andrews Deblock late of Phoenix, AZ.
Joe graduated from Waynesburg High School with his GED in 1969 and attended Phoenix College in paralegal studies. He served his country honorably and nobly during the Vietnam War, where he earned several medals including National Defense Service Medals – Republic of Vietnam, Campaign Medal – Sharpshooter – Vietnam Service Medal and 2 Bronze Service Stars. Joe was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1973. He was married to Ruby L. Miller and had one son, Todd Joseph Fisher of Visalia, California. He was then married to Sharon K. McCluskey which marriage resulted in no children. Joe was a member of VFW post 7048, Moose Lodge 461, and American Legion Post 330.
Joe enjoyed riding his ATV in the deserts of Arizona and surrounding states, horseback riding, country music, watching football and visiting with family. Joe always had a smile and positive outlook on life. Joe lived in Phoenix, AZ for 53 years before returning to Waynesburg. He had previously worked for Reynolds Aluminum in Phoenix as a machine operator, Apria HealthCare in Canonsburg and Phoenix, delivering oxygen, and Amerigas Propane of Glendale, AZ, delivering propane. Joe is survived by his son, Todd Joseph Fisher of Visalia, CA; his sister, Kathleen Andrews Beckner of Morgantown, WV; brothers, Robert Lee Andrews of Salem, WV and Gilbert Andrews of Scottsdale, AZ; brother-in-law, John Mapes of Fairfield, CA; three grandsons, T.J. Ficher, Jacob Fisher and Luke Fisher of Fresno, CA; three great-grandsons, Knox, Cadience, and Copeland; and nieces, Donna Maier of Taylor, MI, Carrie Nelson of Spokane, WA, Cheryl McCall of Diablo, CA, and Katharine Mapes of Rahcho Santa Fe, CA.
Joe was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Sharyn Eileen (Andrews) Mapes of Fairfield, CA and his sister-in-law, Deborah Andrews of Salem, WV. At the request of the deceased there will be no visitation or services at Maple Creek Cemetery in Charleroi, PA. The family expresses their deep gratitude to Amedisys Hospice for the excellent care and support they provided, and ask that any memorial contributions be sent to Amedisys Hospice.
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Thomas Joseph Andrews
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June 15, 2021
I will miss you Dad
June 7, 2021
Very thankful for Joe’s visits. Will surely miss him.
Mae (Pierce) Gill
June 6, 2021
Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Connected w/him at our Class of '69 50th Reunion a couple years ago & have been friends on Facebook since. Remember all good times we had at horse shows & Greene County Fairs. Hope you are doing well. Prayers for strength, healing & comfort for all.