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Richard Selby Andrews

Richard (Dick) Selby Andrews, age 91, died of complications from dementia, at Gayton Terrace, Richmond Virginia on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Dick was born on May 7, 1923 in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Andrews. Dick attended Hill House High School, New Haven, Connecticut, and following his graduation from high school in 1941, he entered the Navy’s V12 program at Duke University and saw service in the Pacific during WWII. Dick graduated from Duke University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1945; married Jennie Brown Frizzelle of Durham; and they moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he attended the Westinghouse Graduate Program. Following the completion of this program, they settled in Springfield, Massachusetts and in 1954 relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina. Both were active in civic affairs in Raleigh, especially at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church where Dick was a Sunday school teacher and served on the Vestry as Junior Warden. In 1966, Dick and family moved to Elizabeth City, North Carolina to start a new Westinghouse operation in woodworking and in 1974 moved to Denver, Colorado where he again started a new Westinghouse operation in uranium mining in several Western states. Returning to Raleigh in 1982 in retirement, he and Jennie later relocated in 2011 to Gayton Terrace, an assisted living facility. Dick is survived by his wife, Jennie Brown Frizzelle Andrews; two daughters: Jennie Andrews Whitehead (Jeff) and Elizabeth Andrews Pearson (Jon); one son: Richard Selby Andrews, Jr. (Janet); Goddaughter Peggy Eggers of Evergreen, Colorado; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; his brother, Ralph J. Andrews, Jr; and two nieces and a nephew. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh. Friends and family are invited to a light luncheon at 11:30 am in the Parish Hall. The family especially thanks the staff in the Memory Care Unit at Gayton Terrace for their patience and loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.