Charles Robert "Bob" Andrews
- April 14, 2012
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
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ANDREWS - Charles Robert "Bob" Andrews, age 87, longtime resident of Albuquerque, died April 14, 2012. He is survived by sons, Robert J. Andrews and wife Carol, Michael J. Andrews, Timothy J. Andrews and wife Dianna, Richard J. Andrews and wife Sally, and Mark J. Andrews; daughters, Mari J. Andrews, Peggy G. Andrews, Joan M. Sotelo and husband David, and Christine T. Bailey and husband Glenn; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Mary Alice, his son John P. Andrews and his brother Phillip Andrews. Bob was a navy veteran who served as a machinist mate during WWII aboard the submarine USS Redfish. After his discharge Bob and Mary Alice were married. He then obtained his BSME from the University of Dayton, OH, and an MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. Bob worked for the University of Dayton Research Institute from 1952 - 1977 retiring as the Associate Director of Operations at UDRI. Bob then started a career in Albuquerque as the owner of the Auto Clinic from 1977 - 1990. He was involved with numerous family, community, and civic organizations, volunteering as: City of Kettering Planning Commissioner, troop leader with the Boy Scouts, treasurer of the New Mexico Chapter of the WWII Sub Vets, and over a decade with the Albuquerque Police Department. Bob was a mechanical genius who never shied away from any challenging problem whether it was a heat pump air condition system for the home or building his own television set. He was proud of his country, work and family and never hesitated to help any of them. Friends may visit from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at French - Lomas Chapel with the service to begin at 6:00 p.m. Bob will be laid to rest at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the U.S. Navy Memorial, www.navymemorial.org or the charity of your choice.