Obituary of Jerome C. Andres
Jerome Collins Andres, Sr. “Ada” age 92 of Lewiston, died suddenly on Sunday August 19, 2018 at Sister’s Hospital in Buffalo following a brief illness.
Born and raised in South Buffalo he attended St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute. In 1944 he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in the South Pacific during WW II. He graduated from Canisius College in 1948 with a degree in Chemistry; he worked at Tam Ceramics as a Quality Control Chemist for the next thirty-five years.
Jerry was best known for his amazing skill as a pianist, playing throughout Niagara County for almost 70 years. He played at the Tenderloin, the Red Coach Inn and was famous for his Friday night jam sessions at his home in Deveaux. He was an avid golfer and sports fan, especially for his beloved NY Yankees.
Predeceased by his wife. Letitia Lennox Andres, he is survived by a son, Jerome (Claudia) Andres; daughter, Elizabeth (Greg) Segar; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Catherine Krampden. He was predeceased by three sisters.
There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 24, at 5:00 PM in St. Bernard RC Church, Hinman & Second Sts., Youngstown with the Rev. Joseph Hubbert, CM Blessing officiating. Following the Mass the Celebration of Jerry’s life will continue at the home of his son, 645 Main St. Youngstown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VFW Lake Ontario Post # 313, 434 3rd St., Youngstown, NY 14174 or to the Niagara County SPCA, 2100 Lockport Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304.
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