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Dan E. Andrew

Dan E. Andrew, 93, Winston-Salem, N.C., formerly of Park Ridge and Woodstock, died Sunday, March 31, 2013. 

He was born in 1919 in Nebraska, to R.O. and Lotta Andrew.

He moved with his parents to Woodstock in 1925. He received an accounting degree from the University of Illinois at the age of 20, as a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps Army Horse Calvary. He served during World War II and supervised the making of munitions. He also served during the Korean War and remained in the Army Reserve until 1979, retiring as a colonel. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and held a variety of executive positions, including working at his family’s buisness, R.O. Andrew Company, Woodstock.

He and his wife, Lorena, moved to Winston-Salem in 2000 and became residents of Brighton Gardens, where he remained until his death.

He received numerous awards and honors throughout his life, including being named Man of the Year in Woodstock three times. He was a champion of the Woodstock Country Club and helped build the Woodstock swimming pool. He was proud to be chairman of the All-America City committee.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling and took several trips to China. He was grateful for the help of his longtime personal assistant, Maggie Werkman, and her family.

He was proud of his children and lived with an uncommon zest for life; he held true to his ideals of integrity, honesty, love of his family and love of his country.

Survivors include two sons, Ray (Susan), Winston-Salem, and John (Lori) Leesburg, Va.; a daughter, Lynne (Francis), Los Gatos, Calif.; six grandchildren, Justin, Brian, Kate, Sarah, Joe and Lindsay; and his cousin, Lloyd B. Andrew Jr., who was like a brother to him.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2000.

A memorial service for family and friends was June 22 at Pfafftown Christian Church Cemetery, Pfafftown, N.C. Military honors were given. Memorials can be sent to Forsyth County Mental Health Association, 1509 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. 

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