Walter W. Andrews
Walter W. Andrews, 86, longtime
resident of Story Street, Essex, and husband of Effie M. (Story)
Andrews, died Monday, July 16, 2012 in the Beverly Hospital
following his sudden illness.
Born in Essex February 2, 1926,
he was raised in Essex a 1943 graduate of Gloucester High School.
Enlisting in the Army Air Corps he served in Europe during WWII as a
ball turret gunner in a B-24. Following his honorable discharge and
return to Essex he went on to attend Wentworth Institute training as
a carpenter. Mr. Andrews was employed by several area contractors
until his employment with Gibbs Oil Company of Revere. He was
employed for the next twenty-two years in their maintenance
department installing and servicing service station fuel plumbing,
retiring in 1989.
Walter enjoyed boating the local
waters, sea clamming and, as a younger man, dirt biking with his
friends. He was a member of the former Essex Amvets, a member of the
Manchester Masonic Lodge AF&AM and a longtime member of the Essex
United Methodist Church, actively volunteering his time during the
church fairs and bean suppers.
In addition to his wife of sixty
one years he is survived by a son, Peter W. Andrews and his wife
Nancy of Ipswich, a daughter, Paula F. Blunda and her husband
Stephen of Rowley, granddaughter Michelle Blunda of Rowley, a
sister, Virginia Mulcahy of Ipswich, a nephew Blake Story, and a
niece Brenda Watson. He was the also the grandfather of the late
Michael Blunda formerly of Rowley, and bother of the late Helen
Story formerly of Essex.
A funeral service with Military Honors will be held 11 am
Saturday October 13, 2012 in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex.
Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
Arrangements are under the direction of
the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions in his name may be made to a charity of one’s