Adelina Clara McAndrews

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Adelina McAndrews May 31, 1919 -- June 3, 2017 Addie McAndrews was born in Los Angeles to Julia and Pete Ciabarri, immigrants to the United States who found success here. She grew up in Los Angeles and made life-long friends in grammar school, high school and college. She attended USC and later what became UC Santa Barbara, and received her degree and teaching credential. In 1940 she met Bob McAndrews at a family gathering. After two years of chasing (he was eight years her senior), they were married on February 13, 1943, he in his uniform as a major in the Army Air Forces. They were devoted to each other until Bob passed away in 2009. The story of Addie's life is the story of her family. She was a loving companion and constant support to Bob, both at home and in his work in the broadcasting industry and as a trade association executive until he retired in 1972. They loved to travel. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Whatever bumps on life's path were encountered by her four generation extended family, she was unfailingly accepting, positive and encouraging. Addie is survived by her three children, eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, namely: Her son Peter and his wife Alicia, his son Rob (and wife Gena and their daughters Ella and Fiona) and his son Tobin. Her son Mike and his wife Eileen, his son Jeff (and partner Kevin Feeley), son Tim (and wife Suzanne and their sons Tim, Michael and Peter), daughter Amy Walters ( husband Rob Walters and their sons Charlie and Ben), and daughter Carrie (husband Mark Mainland and their son William). Her daughter Julie Mork and her husband John Mork, their son Kyle (wife Kirsten and their children Kamila, Christian and Genevieve) and their daughter Alison Hansen (husband Brooks Hansen and their sons Carter and Ashton). Interment will be private. Donations in Addie's memory may be made to the McAndrews Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, Saint Mary's College, Box 4300, Moraga CA 94575. A long life well lived. Rest in peace.

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