Granville, New York – Frank Phillip Andrews, 82, of Granville, New York, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, July 28, 2022.
Frank was born on Feb. 14, 1940, in Granville, the son of Branard and Amy (Tift) Andrews.
He was a hard-working man holding occupations in farming, construction and the slate business. He worked at Greenstone Slate for more than 20 years punching slate, a job to which he was eager to return.
He was a provider for not only his family but anyone who needed a helping hand. Frank would welcome anyone into his home without a second thought. He had the biggest heart and was a selfless man, filling everyone’s life with joy.
One of the fondest memories of Frank was in the love he had for his family, assuring attendance at their sporting events. He was always there cheering them on from the sidelines. He supported everyone in everything they did.
Frank didn’t have a mean bone in his body, and there wasn’t anybody he wasn’t a friend to. His contagious smile, warm hugs and kind heart will be missed immensely.
Frank was predeceased by his parents and a brother Branard Andrews.
Survivors are his wife Anna (Burch) Andrews. He will be missed beyond measure by his four children: Frank Andrews, Jr. Donna Conklin (Michael), Kenny Andrews (Christy) and Holly McClure (Gary). He was blessed with 12 grandchildren: Alisha MacNeil (Ramie), Jacob Printy (Sarah), Molly Rowland (Nick), Melinda Baxter (Kyle), Abigail Markiewicz, Adam and Chloe Andrews, Michael Conklin, Olivia, Leeanne, Leroy and Luke Wilson, as well as nine great-grandchildren: Logan, Annabelle and Liam MacNeil, Isabella and Gabby Printy, Harper and Chase Rowland, Sophia Conklin and Sophie Baxter. Also surviving are his siblings George, Robert and Leonard Andrews, Carol and Grace as well as several nieces and nephews.
Frank and Anna had many children come through their home, and they loved every single one of them like they were their own. In particular, Stephanie (Krawczyk) Bates was one they definitely thought of as a daughter.
A visitation was held on Monday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home at 23 Church St. in Granville. A celebration of life took place on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 30 Mettowee St. in Granville at 2 p.m. All were welcome and encouraged to bring a dish to pass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to the Granville Rescue Squad, PO Box 153, Granville, NY 12832.
The family would like to thank Marvin Day, PA, and the Granville Family Health Center for the wonderful care that they provided.