AMerican Veteran 11

Andrew Andre, Jr.

1929 ~ 2021 (age 92)


Andrew Andre, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 21, 2021 at the age of 92. Born in Hawthorne, NJ he was a longtime resident of Waldwick where he was involved in the baseball association, a Boy Scout leader, a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Andrew proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from the Local #325 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners in Paterson. He also worked for C. Raimondo & Sons and Minnema Builders, which specialized in building churches, for many years.  Andrew was an avid gardener, enjoyed travelling, was an avid N.Y. Mets and N.Y. Jets fan and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. He was the ultimate gentleman who will be missed by many. Andrew was the loving and devoted husband to Shirlie whom he was married to for 70 years; two sons Neil A., his wife Denise, Gordon T., his wife Karen, and five grandchildren Breandan, Rachel (Christopher), Alissa, Jessica and Kimberly. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ. Interment will follow in Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Mem. Cem. in Wrightstown. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Andrew’s memory may be made to the VFW National Headquarters, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64111 (


May 25, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

May 26, 2021

11:30 AM
Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
350 Provinceline Road
Wrightstown, NJ 08562


VFW - National Headquarters
406 W. 34th Street, Kansas City MO 64111

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