Kenneth J. Andrews died November 23, 2020 in The Villages, FL. He was born December 31, 1942 in Stamford NY the son of Benjamin C. Andrews and Margaret B. Andrews.
Ken graduated from Cortland Jr-Sr High School in 1960 and served 7 years in the Air Force obtaining the rank of Master Sergeant. He served as Postal letter carrier in Cortland NY for 20 years, Supervisor of Mails in Cortland, NY and retired as Post Master in Liverpool, NY with 38 years of Government Service.
Ken was very active serving the youth while residing in Cortlandville, NY. He served on the Recreation Committee from 1974 till 1987, coached the Cortlandville Little League Baseball Team to several undefeated seasons, served on the Cortland County Youth Bureau from 1978 till 1987 and served on the Cortland-Homer High School Hockey Booster Club from 1983 till 1987, and was chairman of that booster club in 1987. Ken was chairman of the Cortland Citizens Park Committee from 1983 till 1987. This committee was responsible for the building of Cortlandville Citizens Park without the use of tax dollars. This park served over 2,000 youth and their families in Cortlandville. In 1984, Ken was selected as New York State Youth Volunteer of the Year for his many years of contributions to the youth in his community. Ken was also recognized when the Town of Cortlandville named one of the ball fields at the new park “Andrews Field”. Ken has been a member of the Cortland Elks Lodge 748 and Cortland American Legion Post 489 for over 43 years. Ken was also put on the Cortland Jr-Sr High School 2016 – Wall of Fame.
Ken is survived by his wife Barbara A. Andrews, son Michael (Kimberly) Andrews, son Jeffery (Jennifer) Andrews, daughter Christine Andrews, stepson Bradley Masters, stepdaughter Pamela (Brian) Pitchford, 8 grandchildren, Kaitlin, Kiara, Padraic, Brendan, Edan , Daniel, Sam, Josie and a sister Mary Durante. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother John B. Andrews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cortland Elks Lodge 748 and Cortland American Legion Post 489 and Wounded Warriors Project.
A Memorial Mass will be held 10:30AM, Friday, January 8, 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wildwood.