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John Edwards Andrews

87, passed away on June 30, 2013 at his home in Big Bear City with his family at his side. John was born in McKeesport, Penn., on Jan. 14, 1926. He was married to the love of his life, the late Ruth Eleanor, for 56 years.

John worked as a senior electronic engineer at General Dynamics in Pomona for 30 years and raised his family in Claremont, Calif., until the time of his retirement when he and Ruth moved to Big Bear.

John was a World War II veteran serving with the 10th Mountain Division and was a proud member of VFW, the Elks and a 10-year charter member of the Big Bear Citizen Patrol. For many years, John and Ruth were known around Big Bear as "The Lil Ol' Button Makers".

John is survived by his son, Jack; daughters, Rhonda, Ruth and Robin; eight grandchildren, Nichole, Jason, Lina, Cameron, Devin, Alison, Douglas and Brandon, and two great-grandchildren, Caleigh and Courtlynn. He will be missed by all.

Services will be held on Friday, July 12 at 1 p.m. at the Calvary Chapel of Big Bear Lake, 713 Stocker Road.

"Big Bear Grizzly" Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 2:00 pm
Submitted by: Peggy Hooper