Andrew (Andy) George Doedyns

Andrew (Andy) George Doedyns

BIRTH: 01/31/1934

DEATH: 05/04/2019

Andrew (Andy) George Doedyns, 85 of Chippewa Township, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Heritage Valley Beaver after a brief illness. Born January 31, 1934 in Dunkirk, NY to the late Andrew G. and Myrtle F. (Centner) Doedyns Jr. Andy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War 1953-1956.  He graduated from Grove City College in 1960 with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering.  He was a member of the Penn State Master Gardener program and enjoyed working in his gardens.  He was an active member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge # 348.      Andy’s was extremely proud of his children, Andrew & Hopeann and was amazed he survived the challenges of watching them grow into strong independent adults.  He loved spend time and sharing all his knowledge and love of classical music with his grandson’s Andrew (Drew) and Aiden. Another Grandpa adventure!! He was preceded in death by his wife of over 52 years, Joann A. (Cochell) Doedyns, who passed away less than 48 hours prior to his passing.   Andy is survived by his two children, Hopeann Doedyns of Louisville, KY and Andrew R. (Jill Maccaglia) Doedyns, grandsons Andrew E. and Aiden M. Doedyns of Beaver, PA;  his brother (retired) Master Gunnery Sergeant Robert (Joyce) Doedyns of Kingsland, GA; sister-in-law Patricia (Ray) Kieffer of Portage Point, MI; several nieces and a nephew.

Friends will be received on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 10 am until the time of the services at Noon in the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home – 117 Blackhawk Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010,   www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com.  Pastor Allen Brooks will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge # 348, 1000 6th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

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Cynthia Coniglio Fitzgerald from Fredonia, NY wrote on June 2, 2019 at 1:42 pm:
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the passing of your Dad and Mom. Andy's grandmother and my Mom, Leola VandeVelde Coniglio's grandmothesr were sisters, Sophie and Julia Smith. Andy often would stop to visit my mom when he was in town and on one of those visits I was fortunate to meet both Andy and Joann. We both shared the enjoyment of our family's genealogy, and after my Mom passed, almost 6 years ago, Andy would stop for a visit and share more of the history he had researched. We wondered why we have not heard from him and I'm so sorry to read of Andy and Joann's passing. We have and will miss their visits, and knowledge.