The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituary Archives

November 18, 2012

John E. Andres

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — John Edward Andres, age 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at his home in Escondido, Calif.

He was born March 8, 1923, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of Adam and Veronica Andres. After high school, he joined the Army, serving in Okinawa during WWII and receiving the Bronze Medal. In 1951, he married Isabel Mann, and they raised four children. 

For 23 years, he worked as a linesman for the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. A visit to California prompted a move to Escondido in 1968, where he and Isabel owned and operated George & Ann’s Drive-In until 1979. They built Andres Center on the property in 1980, managing it and other properties until retiring at age 88.

Johnny loved God and was dedicated to his family and his country. He attended St. Mary’s Church for 40 years and later, the First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed helping others. After losing most of his eyesight, he continued training at the Braille Institute. He never gave up and was an inspiration to many.

Johnny was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Isabel in 2010; and sisters, Mary and Helen.

He is survived by daughters, Susan (Ric) Tolhurst and Mary Stewart-Giordano, both of Escondido; sons, Paul (Ariane) Andres of Washington, D.C. and David (Wendy) Andres of Tracy, Calif.; grandchildren, Stephen (Julie) Tolhurst, Rebecca (Billy) Styers, Adam Stewart, Julia Andres and Katie and Tucker Andres; and great-grandchildren, Lauren, Andrew and one to be; brother, Frank Andres; and sisters, Stella Canon and Antoinette Kalister.

A Memorial Service celebrating Johnny’s life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24th, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 341 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, Calif., followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Braille Institute, 4555 Executive Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, or to the First United Methodist Church.

Obituary and condolences at starbeacon.com.

1
Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • LEON EIERMANN

    Leon “Lee” Eiermann, 88, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

    April 20, 2014

  • BETTY V. SMILEY

    Betty Virginia (Burroughs) Smiley, 95, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Ashtabula.

    April 20, 2014

  • ANN OLIVERI

    Ann Negrelli Oliveri, 69, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Hillcrest Hospital.

    April 20, 2014

  • JIMMY R. MACK

    Jimmy R. Mack, 69, of Geneva, Ohio, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

    April 20, 2014

  • WINIFRED TISCH

    Winifred Tisch, 72, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at home.

    April 20, 2014

  • ELEANOR T. CHARVAT

    Eleanor T. Charvat (nee: Sierocki), 89, died March 31, 2014, at Florida Hospital in Orlando.

    April 20, 2014

  • Donna M. Bucci Donna M. Bucci

    A reunion occurred in Heaven on Friday, April 18, 2014, as Donna's spirit moved beyond Earth and met with Albert's. They are experiencing the joy of being together again and catching up on years they were denied.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • DOROTHY S. FLETCHER

    Dorothy S. Fletcher (nee: Rathman), 99, of Burton, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at UH-Geauga Regional Medical Center.

    April 20, 2014

  • Burl I. Moore Burl I. Moore

    Burl Irving Moore, age 89, of Garfield Lane, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • PAUL S. EVANS

    Paul Stoddard Evans, 85, of Stevensville, Md., formerly of Conneaut, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

    April 20, 2014

  • DONNA M. BUCCI

    Donna M. Bucci, 81, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at home.

    April 19, 2014

  • BURL I. MOORE

    Burl Irving Moore, 89, of Garfield Lane, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.

    April 19, 2014

  • KATHLEEN O. GILSON

    Kathleen O. Gilson, 91, of Perry, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at home. She was a veteran of the Women’s Army Air Corp during WWII.

    April 19, 2014

  • Lucille M. Penna Lucille M. Penna

    Lucille Marie (Brown) Penna, age 83, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Ashtabula County Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • LUCILLE PENNA

    Lucille Penna, 83, of Ashtabula, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Ashtabula County Nursing Home.

    April 18, 2014

  • BEV. A. WYANT

    Bev A. Wyant, 74, of Perry, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.

    April 18, 2014

  • BILL RHOTEN SR.

    Bill Rhoten Sr., 80, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

    April 18, 2014

  • Jaime L. Mason Jaime L. Mason

    Jaime Lee (Brown) Mason, age 37, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic, from complications after heart attack.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GERALD D. MAXWELL

    Gerald D. Maxwell, 68, of Andover, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Warren, Ohio.

    April 17, 2014

  • NORVEL G. MOODY

    Norvel G. “Gene” Moody, 79, of Chardon Township, Ohio, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at home.

    April 17, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide