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Batavia - John F. "Jack' Andrews, age 81, of Batavia, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at The Grand Rehabilitation And Nursing At Batavia.
Jack was born November 6, 1937, in Batavia, son of the late Victor T. and Marjorie Francis Andrews.
Jack is survived by his wife, Sharon Stephens Andrews whom he married on June 25, 1966; his daughter, Stacy (Aidan) Brewer of Ossining; his beloved grandchildren; Arina Brewer and Lonya Brewer; three sisters-in-law, Nancy Andrews of Buffalo, Sharon Andrews of Wallkill and Lynda Stephens of Buffalo; his cousin, Sharon Hensel of Buffalo and several nieces and nephews.
Jack is predeceased by his daughter, Carolann K. Andrews who passed away on June 28, 1998 and his brothers, Lee and Donald Andrews.
When Jack was 15 he was stricken with polio and was told he would never walk again. Because of his strength, determination, and fortitude he defied the odds and went on to graduate from Niagara University and became a well respected CPA in the area.
He started out with the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen then joined Charles Mancuso & Sons in Batavia. Moving on, he then opened his own firm with Paul Tenney. He then partnered with Paul Battaglia and Tim Moag to form BAM, (Battaglia Andrews and Moag). Years later they merged with Freed Maxick, Sachs and Murphy, in Buffalo.
In addition to his work he was always ready to serve the community on many boards, including: The Saint Jerome Hospital Board, Eastern Health System, UMMC, Genesee County IDA, Genesee Community College Foundation, and was a longtime trustee of St. Joseph’s Church, Batavia.
The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff on the 2nd floor of UMMC and the ICU for the wonderful care they gave Jack. Also the wonderful staff at The Grand who administered to him in his final days.
Last but not least, we want to thank the staff of Johnny’s Angels for sending us the most compassionate girls to care for Jack during the past year. They became a big part of our family.
Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Jack's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph's Mausoleum. Flowers are gratefully declined. Please consider memorials in Jack's name to St. Joseph's Regional School, 2 Summit Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.