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David Andrew

David Andrew

Wednesday, June 5th, 1957 Friday, August 23rd, 2019

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Obituary for David Bruce Andrew

David B. Andrew, 62, of Port Ewen, NY, passed away on August 23, 2019, after a two year struggle with brain cancer.

He was born June 5, 1957 in Keokuk, Iowa the son of the late James and Marjorie (Chadwick) Andrew one of three children. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Steven, who died as a young child. David is survived by his beloved wife, Julie Andrew, to whom he was married for two brief years, his sister, Dana Randolph, brother-in-law, Jon Randolph, and his favored nephew and niece, Kevin and Katie Randolph.

He graduated from high school in 1975 in Ames, Iowa. He worked for several years at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames as a kitchen and maintenance worker before obtaining an Associate’s Degree from United Electronics Institute in Des Moines, Iowa. Following graduation, in 1981, he was recruited to New York by International Business Machines where he worked for 34 years in the Kingston and Poughkeepsie plants prior to his retirement in 2018.

Outside of work David enjoyed participating in the IBM softball league and playing tennis when he was younger. He served as Vice President for many years of his Kingston bowling league of three decades. He called his fellow bowlers his New York family. His real passion was golf and he participated in two golf leagues through 2017.

He volunteered on the Town of Esopus water chestnut harvester to clear the Hudson River of this invasive species. He regularly attended and volunteered at Grace Community Church in Lake Katrine, NY, and more recently also attended his wife’s church, Redeemer Lutheran in New Paltz, NY.

Entrusted to the care of the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY, where family and friends may visit on Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4: 00 pm.

The funeral service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 90 NY-32 South, New Paltz on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital at giving.msk.org.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 1st, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home
    339 Broadway
    Ulster Park, NY
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    Sunday, September 1st, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Redeemer Lutheran Church New Paltz
    90 NY-32 South
    New Paltz, New York
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, September 2nd, 2019
    Pastor Tobias Anderson

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Daniel Russo

My heartfelt condolence to Julie and Dave's family for their loss. I worked directly with Dave for many years and got to enjoy his work attitude. Dave was one of the better Technicians and had a knack for putting together processes. I now believe he is pain free and at peace..... rest well our friend.
Comment | Posted at 08:43am via Condolence

Craig Johnston

Dave was one of the good ones. He always had a kind word and a warm greeting. Although I only worked with Dave for a few years, he always stopped to catch up whenever we met around town. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.
Comment | Posted at 03:56pm via Condolence

Racheal Houghton

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was a pleasure to work with David. I will never forget what a kind, thoughtful and positive attitude he brought to the office each and every day. May he rest in peace.
Comment | Posted at 11:12am via Condolence

Gail Hebert

Sending our thoughts and prayers to Julie and David's entire family...Davide worked with Bob and I for long time at IBM. We will miss his sense of humor and caring ways and I will miss our chats in the hallways at IBM. He had a way of seeing the best in a bad situation. He will be truly missed by me and Bob.
Comment | Posted at 09:57am via Condolence

Christiana Levy

My thoughts and prayers are with Julie, the entire family, and so many friends who are grieving this loss. Dave was such a wonderful person, coworker, and friend and he will be missed. He fought a good fight and is no longer suffering, but he will very much be missed.
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