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Andrew Friedrich

Published on October 26, 2016

Andrew Friedrich, 72 years old of Highland Lake, NY, a longtime resident, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY.

The son of the late Andrew and Florence Chelune Friedrich, he was born March 7, 1944 in Queens, NY.

Andy was a retired machinist foreman for Jaco Tool and Manufacturing, Middle Village, NY. He worked for them for 42 years. He was married to Patricia Feighery Friedrich for 52 years; she survives.

A family statement reads: “Andy was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his children, his granddaughter and their friends; they all hung out at the house. He was referred to as: Rock-in-Andy, Charley’s Poppy and Charley’s game boy. He was an avid sports fan; he had a rivalry with his son Keith, Jets vs. Giants, Mets vs. Yankees. They enjoyed watching sports together. His true love was his family and his wife Pat; they were through a lot together. He will greatly be missed as he was a big part of our family, but will live on in our hearts.”

Survivors include his wife Pat, his son Keith Friedrich, his brother Raymond Friedrich and his wife Annette of Gilford, NY, his son-in-law Sal Bertolino and his companion Michelle of Barryville, NY, his granddaughter Charley Bertolino of Barryville.

Andy is predeceased by his daughter Christine Bertolino, who had passed away in 2009.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Harrison Rasmussen Funeral Home, 3412 State Route 97, Barryville, NY. Pastor Susan Storms officiated.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the American Legion Ambulance, P.O. Box 63, Eldred, NY 12732.