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Obit: Jack McAndrew, RIP

Taconicus 22 Mar 12 - 05:11 PM
GUEST,Rick W - Dallas, TX 23 Mar 12 - 12:27 AM
Joe Offer 23 Mar 12 - 01:23 AM
Waddon Pete 23 Mar 12 - 04:50 AM
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Subject: Obit: Jack McAndrew, RIP
From: Taconicus
Date: 22 Mar 12 - 05:11 PM

Attended the wake of my friend and singing buddy Jack McAndrew yesterday evening. He was a wonderful promoter, organizer, and coordinator of Irish music in the Hudson Valley, as well as being a wonderful singer and guitar player himself. I first met him when I dropped in on one of the famed Guinan's "Rising of the Moon" gatherings in Garrison, and told him I had a guitar out of the car. He told me to grab it and come in and take a seat. He was the first to encourage me to sing in public, and he always supported my efforts. He will be much missed.

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Subject: RE: Obit: Jack McAndrew, RIP
From: GUEST,Rick W - Dallas, TX
Date: 23 Mar 12 - 12:27 AM

I met Jack in Lansing, MI at a work function. We both shared a love of music, which resulted in us hanging out at Lansing's Elderly Music Store and trying out all the expensive guitars. What a great fellow. Wish we had more time to make music, but I know you are in good company now. Rest my brother!

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Subject: RE: Obit: Jack McAndrew, RIP
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Mar 12 - 01:23 AM

Here's the text of the obituary, in case it disappears:

    Cortlandt's Jack McAndrew Dies at 72
    by Lindita Lika

    CRUGERS, N.Y. -- John J. "Jack" McAndrew, of Crugers, died March 18 after a hard-fought battle with lymphoma. He was 72.
    He was born in 1939 to the late Anna and John McAndrew. He is remembered by friends and family for his integrity, love of music and pride in his Irish heritage.
    McAndrew is survived by his wife of 49 years, Maria McAndrew, his daughter Melissa (James) Rinzler, his son John (Clare) McAndrew, his sister-in-law Jill McAndrew and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother David McAndrew.
    Visiting hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Cortlandt Funeral Home in Verplanck. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. John's Church in Garrison, N.Y.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass., 01202.

    Source: The Daily Cortlandt, Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Subject: RE: Obit: Jack McAndrew, RIP
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 23 Mar 12 - 04:50 AM

Jack was clearly one of those people who helps keep our music alive. I wish I could have met him. I've added his name to the "In Memoriam" thread.

Best wishes,


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