David R. Andrews

David R. Andrews, 61, of Lincoln Ave., Amsterdam, went home to the Lord on August 1, 2013, at his home with his loving family at his side.

Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., on October 27, 1951, a son of the late Robert and Clara DiBartolomeo Andrews. He was a lifelong Amsterdam resident and was a 1969 graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School. He went on to attend Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, N.Y.

Dave was employed for over 20 years as a custodian for the Greater Amsterdam School District retiring 8 years ago due to his health. He was very dedicated to the Lord and his church. He was a member of the Crossroads Community Church in Amsterdam where he took part in the Visitation Ministry and helped out in the Soup Kitchen. He was very involved in the church mentoring program and loved reading scripture and studying theology. Dave also was an advocate for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to camp and fish. Dave also enjoyed raising his Coy Fish for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 40 years, Mildred “Milly” O’Neil Andrews whom he married on November 8, 1972. In addition to his wife he is survived by his loving daughter, Dawn Andrews-Kirkland of Amsterdam. He is also survived by his lifelong friend, Ed Willett of Amsterdam. His two cherished dogs, Dakota and Gunnar. Dave leaves behind his special friends in the “Breakfast Club” and many other dear friends and family.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Crossroads Community Church, 24 Division St., Amsterdam with Elder Scott Baldwin presiding. Interment will follow in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Amsterdam. The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, August 4, 2013, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN.

Please sign the family guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.

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