Kenneth R. Andrews

March 30, 1951 ~ January 28, 2021 (age 69)

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Age 69, of Shaler Twp. on Thursday, January 28, 2021, Kenn was the beloved father of Jillian, Haylee, and Ken Andrews; brother of Nancy Bestwick (Jim), Bruce Andrews (Lizz), and the late Tom Andrews (surv. Leslie).  Kenn was an accomplished athlete, loyal friend, and loving father, brother, and son.

A distinguished athlete, Kenn lettered in football, basketball, and track, and was voted “Most Athletic” at Mohawk High School. Between 1966 and 1969, he competed in and set school records in track and field events, especially in javelin and relay events and twice earning “most outstanding performance” awards.

He lettered in football at Penn State University, competing in the Cotton Bowl in 1971 and Sugar Bowl in 1972. In 1974, he signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys and in 1976 was ranked in the top 10 in the county by Track and Field News.

In 1988, Kenn developed and copyrighted the Cup-A-Joe coffee mug. In 1997, he was inducted into the Lawrence County Historical Society Sports Hall of Fame.

Kenn enjoyed creating beautiful drawings, paintings, stained glass windows, photography, gardening, and building things.  His appreciation of the arts and his creative eye always resulted in beautiful, unique masterpieces from homemade Christmas ornaments, to intricate stained glass windows.

Kenn is described by his loved ones as “exuberant”, “larger than life”, a “legend”, a “hero”, and “the best dad ever”.  He was a devoted and cherished member of Memorial Park Church and a faithful servant of God.

Celebrate Mr. Andrews’ life with his family on Monday from 3-7pm at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 923 Saxonburg Blvd., Shaler Twp. Please call (412) 486-3600 for visitation reservations.

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February 1, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Perman Funeral Home
923 Saxonburg Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

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