Roger William Andrews, Sr.
Roger W. Andrews, Sr., a longtime resident of the Town of Wheatfield, passed away peacefully at Niagara Hospice House. He was 83. He was born in North Tonawanda, NY, a son of William J. and Veronica (Young) Andrews.
Roger was a graduate of the class of 1955, Niagara Falls High School. Following his education, he joined the US Navy. He served this country proudly and continued serving in our community with the Niagara County Sheriff's Department in which he started their Honor Guard.
He worked as a criminal investigator with the Major Crime Task Force for the NCSD for 35 years, retiring on December 1, 1996. Roger remained active throughout his retirement helping his son with his business, Evans Ace Hardware, which has two locations in Medina and Derby.
He was a charter member of the Niagara County Central Rotary, a member of the Niagara County Ethics Committee; Chairman of the Roger W. Andrews, Sr. Senior Citizen's Breakfast held at Niagara Wheatfield; and extremely active with Niagara Wheatfield School athletics, building the Andrews Hanna building.
He was a very kind and generous man, Roger volunteered and was active in many civic and community events. He loved working in his yard and was very proud of his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters.
He is survived by his son, Roger W. (Jennifer) Andrews, Jr. of Grand Island; two granddaughters, Madison Grace and Morgan Elizabeth Andrews; two sisters. Joan (late William) Malaney and Shirley (Theodore) Wirth; and his sisters-in-law, Ann Andrews and Marylou Andrews. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Irene G. (Clark) Andrews, in 2017; and brothers, Joseph and John Andrews.
The family will be present on Monday from 12 noon until 4 PM and 6 PM until 9 PM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls (716) 283-9660, where prayers will be said Tuesday 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. John de La Salle R.C. Church with the Rev. Slawimor Siok, SAC officiating. The interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada with his wife, Irene.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Niagara Hospice, Inc., 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.
Published on December 7, 2019


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Peggy Scanio
Dec 10, 2019
It was a pleasure to know him through Niagara Falls High School's class of '55. A wonderful person and am sorry to hear of his death.
Chris Henderson
Dec 10, 2019
Roger was "the best of the best ".
He made a difference and he will be missed
Rest in Peace my friend
Carmen Angelosante
Dec 09, 2019
Roger was a kind and generous person and I enjoyed being his classmate and teammate on the football team. It was always good to see him and talk with him at the reunions. Blessings to all.
David Warsocki
Dec 08, 2019
One of the finest investigators to ever work at the sheriff's department. Always helpful to younger members and very professional. Well done Roger, and may you rest in peace.
Dec 08, 2019