William E. Andrews, 91 son of Malcom Coleman Andrews and Wilis Morris Elliot passed away quietly and at peace at the Rosenthal Hospice Center in Stamford, Ct. with family at his side.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen Norris Andrews and 4 children: Mrs. Jane Andrews Thames and her husband Lee Davis Thames, Esq,, Kay Andrews Payne and her husband Christopher Payne, Jr., Thomas Elliot Andrews, Jeffrey Mitchell Andrews and his Fiancée Christina Nagao. There are seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren,
Bill was with Revlon Cosmetics for 37 years. He began as a salesman in Virginia and ultimately became division vice president when he retired.. They lived in Richmond, VA., Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta, GA and finally Stamford, CT for 46 years.
His passion and love was always magic. When he retired he once again became active in the Society of American Magicians and served as National President in 1987. He also belongs to the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He holds a place of honor in The British Magic Circle. He has been the Chairman of the Awards Committee for the Milbourne Christopher Foundation
He formed the Society of Young Magicians in Stamford and for 22 years has worked with many young people encouraging self-confidence, discipline as well as magic skills.
There will be a memorial service at the Villa Maria Education Center, 161 Sky Meadow Drive, Stamford, CT at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 23, 2011, where the Society of Young Magicians holds the monthly meetings. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Richard Rosenthal Hospice 100 Shelburne Rd Stamford, CT 06902. Arrangements are entrusted to Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home. Please visit www.leopgallagherstamford.com