Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Thomas "Tom" Charles Andrew, 63, of Celina, died at 10:53 a.m. March 22, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Oct. 21, 1945, in Celina, to Rex C. and Dorothea M. Hay Andrew. On Sept. 29, 1997, he married Anita Pickering, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Christopher C. Andrew and Craig W. Andrew, both of Celina; a daughter, Dustee (Trevor) Rogers, Botkins; three stepsons, Michael Harris, Columbus, Mark Harris, Neptune, and Jim (Brenda) Harris, Spencerville; two stepdaughters, Donna (Keith) Hibner, New Bremen, and Vickie (Jeff) Younker, Chattanooga; a brother, David (June) Andrew, Celina; two sisters, Suzie (Jerry) McElfresh, Sidney, and Denise (Joe) Thompson, Maplewood; five granddaughters, 11 stepgrandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are two granddaughters and two stepgrandchildren.
He graduated from Celina High School in 1964, and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Celina, the Disabled American Veterans of Mercer County, and the National Rifle Association (NRA). He was an auxiliary police officer in Celina and worked for Maharg Inc., Celina.
Services are 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Allen Brown officiating. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina, with military honors conducted by the Celina American Legion and the VFW.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home. The VFW will conduct services at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributions can be made to the Wapakoneta Manor Avery Foundation for new birds.
Condolences can be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.