Michael S. Andrews, 64, of Newburgh, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born February 12, 1949, in Evansville, IN.
He served in the U.S. Army Security Services 1968-1972 in Vietnam, receiving several medals with an honorable discharge. He was one of the first Computer Programmers at Wax Works Video Works in Owensboro for 18 years, where he was Vice President. He then started his own company, Handyman Services Midwest. Michael was an active member of the Evansville Chamber of Commerce, Friday Rainmakers, and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he was the Treasurer for the Men's Club. He loved to read spy novels. Known as "Baba," he adored spending time with his grandchildren, and attending sporting events of his family.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Dale Andrews and Alice Andrews Nagle.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sandra of Newburgh, IN; daughters, Amy Sarah Word, Katherine Michelle Andrews, and Jillian Alice Hall (Gene); grandchildren, Isabelle Rose Word, Andrew Stephen Word, Chloe Michelle Andrews, and Alexander Joseph Hall, all of Newburgh; brother, Dr. Craig Andrews (Judy) of Knoxville, TN; sister, Deborah Andrews of Ashville, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Friends may visit Friday, March 8, 2013, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.