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William J. Andrews

April 23, 1920 March 15, 2016
William J. Andrews
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Obituary for William J. Andrews

William J. Andrews of Beverly Hills, Michigan died peacefully March 15, 2016, at Maple Village in Bloomfield Hills, where he was well loved. He was 95 years old. Bill was born April 23, 1920, in Detroit to Evangeline (nee Mangum) and William Oscar Andrews.

Married for more than 60 years to Loyola “Bibbs” Krausmann Andrews, who predeceased him in December 2013, Bill was an only child that married the oldest of nine. He grew up in Detroit and graduated from St. Theresa grade and high school. He went on to serve his country with air force intelligence in China during the Second World War. After the war he used the GI Bill to complete his degree in business administration at the University of Detroit.

Bill’s career in advertising included time at Ross Roy, Campbell-Ewald, and McClaren Advertising in Canada. He was also a passionate and disciplined gardener, church usher, pitching coach, and daily Catholic communicant. In retirement, he enjoyed friends and family and any story associated with the automotive advertising industry in Detroit. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bill Andrews was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by many.

He is survived by his children, Lee Andrews, Elizabeth (Steven) Andrews, Michael Andrews, Kathleen (Thomas) Keating, and Paul (Nancy) Andrews. He was the proud “Papa” to Lauryn and Marisa, Andrew and Ryan Keating, and Olivia and Julia Andrews. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Loyola “Bibbs” Andrews.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Friday 3-7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church, 630 Harmon, Birmingham, Saturday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am.

Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit.

Memorials appreciated to The Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, Michigan 48207.

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