Jean M. Andrews (nee MeCune), a former teacher at Prospect Hill Elementary School in Pelham, passed away on June 17, 2019. She was 98 years old.
Born June 12, 1921 in Amsterdam, NY, she was the only child of James Alexander MeCune and Clara Huebner MeCune. Jean attended St. Ann's Church, where she met her future husband, Edwin Albert Andrews Jr. She received her Bachelor's degree from The University of Rochester, and a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Russell Sage College. Jean married Edwin Jr. in 1944 and had two children, Joan Carol and Edwin Albert III "Ted".
In addition to teaching at Truax Elementary School in Amsterdam, NY, Jean was a published greeting card author. After her husband's death in 1980, Jean moved to Pelham, NY to be near her daughter and family and continue teaching at Prospect Hill Elementary School in Pelham Manor until her retirement in 1994.
Upon retirement, Jean moved to Westlake, OH to be near her son and family, enjoying her friends and extended family in her 25 years of retirement. She belonged to a Bridge Club, the Lunch Bunch, taught Sunday School, and in her 80's attended a weeklong writers camp and wrote a short children's storybook entitled “Barnabas the Bluebird and the Snowflake Fairy."
She is survived by her daughter Joan A. Condon (Dave), her son Edwin A. Andrews III (Bruce C. Holloway), her son Gregory David Socrates (Julia) and her great-granddaughters Lily Jean and Eva Marie. She is also survived by her nephew Thomas J, Kennedy (Penny), her niece Margaret K. (Gary) and their children.
The Holick Craciun Funeral Home, 23040 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, handled arrangements. A Funeral Service was held at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, OH, on June 25. Memorial donations can be made to the Trinity Cathedral Sunday School program https://trinitycleveland.org/support-trinity-cathedral/ or to the Pelham Public Schools’ Library, by check, including on the memo line: “Jean M. Andrews Memorial Donation" addressed to: Pelham Public Schools Attn: District Treasurer, 575 Colonial Avenue, Pelham, New York 10803.