John F. Andrews, 71

School administrator

September 01, 2007

John Flegra Andrews Sr., a Queen Anne's County high school vice principal, died Aug. 23. He was 71.

Mr. Andrews was killed at a Centreville intersection when the car he was driving was struck by a man driving a stolen sport utility vehicle, police said.

Mr. Andrews was Queen Anne's County's 2006 Educator of the Year. He was also the recipient of the 2001 Nancy S. Grasmick Excellence for Minority Achievement Award.

Born in Pamplico, S.C., he earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Agricultural and Technical University in Greensboro, N.C. He served in the Army in Germany.

In 1961, he moved to the Eastern Shore and joined the Queen Anne's County Department of Education as an agricultural teacher at Kennard High School.

He belonged to the Charles Wesley, later the New Life, United Methodist Church, and at his death was president of the United Methodist Men and director of the men's choir.

He was also a Scoutmaster, 4-H Club leader and member of the Mid-Shore Symphony Society.

Services were held Wednesday at New Life United Methodist Church in Centreville.

Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Sirko of Woolwich Township, N.J.; a brother, Deleon Andrews of Pamplico; three sisters, Minda Hunter, Lizzie Grant and Evelyn Woodberry, all of Pamplico; and two granddaughters. His wife of 44 years, the former Marlene West, died in 2005. A son, John F. Andrews Jr., died in 2000.

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