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Dale Robert Andrews Sr., 71, of Delaware passed away late Friday (June 17, 2011) at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 5, 1940 in Delaware to William and Irene (Cochenhour) Andrews. He was a lifelong Delaware resident, served a four year stint in the Navy, and was a journeyman mechanic for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. of Marysville. He was a Delaware AmVets and Moose member, a NASCAR fan and a connoisseur of beers. Spending time with his family and backyard barbecuing was a favorite pastime.

He is survived by his sons, Dale “Rocky” (Tina) of Ashley, Leroy of Delaware and Jeremy (Jessica) Fetty of Delaware; a daughter, Vivian (Charles) Firstenberger of Delaware; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Sandy Helton of Ashley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry; and a sister, Elsie Harter.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, 1510 W. William St., where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in Fairview Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.

Dale would prefer contributions be made to the ANDY Fund, dedicated to Glioblastoma Multiforme Brain Tumor Research. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

To express a condolence or share a memory please visit rodmanneeper.com.

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