The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

May 12, 2012

Andrew Bandzak

Farrell High grad worked in trucking industry

---- — Andrew Bandzak, Hubbard, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at home with his family by his side after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. He was 60.

Mr. Bandzak was born Feb. 2, 1952, in Sharon, a son of George and Mary Rose Paterchok Bandzak.

He graduated from Farrell High School in 1971.

Andrew got his start in the trucking industry at PI & I Motor Express of Masury and then worked for the former Yellow Trucking, now YRC Trucking of North Carolina, and the former Preston Trucking. He worked in the trucking business for 25 years on the docks and driving trucks.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hermitage.

Andrew was a U.S. Marine and served from 1971 to 1973. His decorations included rifle expert badge and the National Defense Medal for Vietnam.

He was a member of the Teamsters Central States Local 71, Teamsters of Western Pennsylvania, Local 261, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6404, Sharpsville.

Andrew enjoyed car races, boating, fishing, country music and was a big NASCAR fan.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Gerlach Bandzak, at home, whom he married Sept. 23, 1978; daughters Nancy Spon, Sharpsville, and Tiffani Bandzak, North Carolina; a son, Rick Bandzak, Hermitage; a sister, Adeline DeJulia and husband Mike, Hermitage; two brothers, Albert Bandzak and wife Donna, Brookfield, and Joe Bandzak and wife Maria, Mercer; three grandchildren, Zachary, Faith and Richard; and 28 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Julia Crooks and Marrianne Thompson; and two brothers, Louis and Pete Bandzak.

Memorial contributions suggested to the Louis Stokes Veterans VA Medical Center, 10701 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106.

Calling hours: Friends may sign the guest book at www.flynnfuneralhome.com.

Service: Funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday (5-15-12) in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hermitage, with Pastor Donald Hake officiating, followed by full military services by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6233, West Middlesex, and the American Legion Post 432, Wheatland.

Burial: Cremation followed by burial at Holy Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Hermitage.

Arrangements by JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage.

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