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William “Bill” Andria was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 11, 2021, in Orange, California after a valiant battle with Covid-19. He was born on February 19, 1951, in Uniontown, PA to Joseph and Stella Andria. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Jerry and Larry, his sister Carol Andria Brown and his nephew Nathan S. Andria.
Bill was married for 48 years to Holly Parke, the love of his life. Together they raised two girls: Becky Andria (Bryan O’Neill), who has been a special education teacher for 23 years, and Corinne Andria Feldman (Brett Feldman) who is a Physician Assistant and a professor of family medicine at the University of Southern California. He and Holly were blessed with three grandchildren: Abigail, Stella and Hank Feldman. Bill’s love of family and his pride in his two daughters and three grandchildren was central to who he was as a person. Bill’s big hugs will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Bill’s love and care extended to his brother-in-law, Craig Parke, and his sisters-in-law and their husbands (Judie and Bill Schiffbauer, Carol and Walter Baugh, Beth and Ed Schultz), who all will be forever grateful for the extraordinary care and constant attention he gave to their mother, Helen Parke, during the last ten years of her life.
Bill was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and received his Masters degree in Educational Communication and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh. During his years as an executive with Hartford Insurance, American United Life and Guardian Insurance, Bill and Holly lived in Kansas, Indiana, Connecticut and Eastern Pennsylvania. After retirement, his strong work ethic and delight in people led him to drive a school bus for elementary school children, who, along with their appreciative parents, showered “Mr. Bill” with affection and dozens of gift cards every Christmas.
During their life together, Bill and Holly visited Italy, England, France, the Caribbean and many of America’s beautiful national parks. Bill especially enjoyed Las Vegas, and he arranged an unforgettable trip to Bally’s to celebrate Holly’s mother’s 80th birthday along with Holly’s brother and all of her sisters.
During the last two years of his life, Bill fulfilled a life-long dream to buy an RV and travel throughout the United States, after which he and Holly settled in Orange, CA to live near Corinne and Brett Feldman and their three grandchildren and enjoy their daughter Becky’s frequent visits. Every day they woke up to sunshine, palm trees, exciting new experiences and ocean vistas.
Bill will be sorely missed and will live forever in our hearts. Following a private Catholic funeral service at Brown Colonial Mortuary in Santa Ana, California, he will be laid to rest on March 31, 2021 in the Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery in Orange, California. In his honor, follow his example and take every opportunity to do something kind for others. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to Special Olympics of Southern California (https://www.sosc.org/orangecounty; 2428 North Grand Ave A Santa Ana, CA 92705) or Easter Seals Crossroads (https://www.eastersealscrossroads.org; 4740 Kingsway Drive Indianapolis, IN 46250).
A celebration of life will be held in Uniontown, PA at a later date.
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