Andrews, Wilbur Alton 81, died on Saturday, Noverber 15, 2003 at his home in Redondo Beach. Wilbur was born on May 24, 1922 in Huron, South Dakota. After graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology, Wilbur worked for 40 years as an aeronautical engineer at North American Rockwell. For 21 years (1961 through 1981) he served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the South Bay Union High School District. During World War II, he served his country by enlisting in the Navy and achieved the rank of Lieutenant, j.g. He served as elder and trustee at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church where he was a member for over 50 years. Wilbur served in leadership roles for youth activities such as Sunset Little League, Pony League, Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts. He was a member of the South Torrance Lions Club, and the South Bay Orchid Society. Wilbur is survived by his two children, Richard Andrews and Jeri O'Brien; and four grandchildren, Beri O'Brien, Corey O'Brien, Aubrey Andrews, and Christopher Andrews. A Memorial service will be held Friday, November 21st at 10:30am at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Avenue D and Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. A reception will be held immediately following the service. The burial service will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations in Wilbur's memory to: The American Heart Association or Southern California Lions Eye Institute, 22708 Crosshill Ave, Torrance, CA 90505.

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  1. Dearest Jeri & Family; Your dad had made such an impression on me and I think I was able to tell him that over the past few years. From the first time I had met your parents, they were so kind to me, and you dad was always interested in whatever I had to say; I didn\’t get that too often in my youth! He was so gracious to me over the years, and I am so very glad I got to know him better these last months. You all were so very blessed to have him as a dad, take it from me, and I know from our chats how very proud he was of all of you. I hope to see you Friday Jeri. Take care & God bless you all.

  2. I had the privilege of being in the South Torrance Lions with Wilbur. He was always active to the best of his abilities. While i am not currently a mamber of the Lions, I did attend their breakfast meeting on Nov. 5 and was happy to see him there. Our condolonces to Wilbur\’s family and may his soul and the souls of all the Faihful Departed rest in peace.

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