102nd birthday: Frederic Andrews

BEAVERDAM — Frederic Andrews is celebrating his 102nd birthday with a celebration at 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at Thirsy’s in Beaverdam.

Andrews was born Sept. 27, 1920 in Bluffton to Paul and Clara Andrews. On May 16, 1948 he married Orpha (Johnson) Andrews and she died in 1993.

Andrews has two children, Steven Andrews, Sr. of Westminster and Michael Andrews of Van Wert. He has eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. One child, Cathy (Andrews) Hauenstein preceded him in death.

Andrews retired from the United States Telephone Service. He is a World War II veteran and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Ada), the Orioles (Lima) and the 82nd Airborne Division. He loves westerns on television and reading books.