Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tom Andrews of Towne Shoe Repair in Westminster, has died.

Tom Andrews of Towne Shoe Repair in Westminster, has died.
December 15, 1958 - February 13, 2015

Thomas Lee “Tom” Andrews, 56, of Westminster,
died February 13, 2015 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson.

Born December 15, 1958 in Harford County, he was the son of the late Leonard D. and Rena Thompson Andrews. He was the husband of Terry Palino Andrews, whom he married June 3, 2012.

Tom was the owner/operator of Towne Shoe Repair on Main Street, Westminster, for 25 years. He served as the current Commander of the Sons of the American Legion for Carroll Post 31, where he also was a Legion Rider. He was a member of the Men's Auxiliary for Molleville Farm Post 467 VFW, a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 2226 in Littlestown, PA, and was a past president for the Eagles Aerie that was in Westminster.

He enjoyed riding his motorcycles, collecting music boxes, volunteering for events at Carroll Post 31 and VFW Post 467, where he chaired the motorcycle shows for the last 4 years. He especially enjoyed getting away to West Virginia. As a member of a large family, he enjoyed keeping everyone connected.

Surviving in addition to his wife is son James Richard Lee Andrews of Westminster; step-daughter Amber Jean Kilgalen of Westminster; siblings and spouses Bertha “Sissy” Leppo and husband Robb of Westminster, Jerry Andrews and wife Cindy of Johnstown, PA, Kay Strawsburg of Gettysburg, PA, and James O. Andrews, Sr. and wife Maria of Westminster. He was the son-in-law of Nancy Kaufman and Bertha Palino; brother-in-law of Georgette Andrews, Debbie Palino, Billy Kaufman and wife Linda, Dorothy L. Huffman and husband Gene, and Andrea Palino; and grandchildren Aeryelle and Atreyu Andrews.

He was predeceased by his brother Leonard Andrews, fathers-in-law Lee Palino and Edward L. Kaufman III and brothers-in-law Tom Strawsburg and Michael Palino.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. Carroll Post 31 and the Sons of the American Legion will hold a joint service in the evening.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. with Deacon Joe officiating. Interment will follow in Meadow Branch Cemetery, Westminster.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Carroll Post 31 American Legion, 2 Sycamore St., Westminster, MD 21157 or to Molleville Farm Post 467 VFW, 519 Poole Rd., Westminster, MD 21157.

Online condolences may be sent to www.prittsfuneralhome.com
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