August 29, 1921 – July 29, 2017
Andrew W. Malawy, age 95 of Wood Dale, IL, departed this life on Saturday July 29, 2017. He was born August 29, 1921 at his home, in Bolo Twp, Washington County, IL to the late August and Clara (Skiera) Malawy.
Beloved husband of the late Katherine L. (nee Ellis). Loving father of Andrew (Linda J.) Manchen-Malawy of Naperville, IL, Steve of Wood Dale, IL and Robert (Chris) Fleming-Malawy of Sacramento, CA. Proud grandfather of Michael, Bradley, Zakary, Travis, Chyanne and Ryan. Great-grandfather of Caitlin. Dear brother of John (Gisela) of Nashville IL and Leonard (Velma) of Affton MO. Brother-in-law Edward Ellis of Grayslake IL. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews as well as the BEST neighbors in the world, Ed and Kathy Halick and their son Adam.
Andrew was preceded in death by brothers, Hillard, Harry (Rose), Eugene (Marie) and Alvin (Dorothy); sister, Delores; brothers-in-law Samuel Ellis and Kenneth Ellis; and sister-in-law, Clara Gracey.
Andrew grew up on the family farm near Nashville, IL and at age 18 left for Chicago. During World War II he worked at a converted Buick automotive plant that was making airplane engines. After the war, he became a tool and die machinist with International Harvester plant in Melrose Park, IL from which he retired after 35 years of service. He enjoyed “tinkering” in his garage, gardening and spending time with his family, grandchildren and neighbors.
Funeral Service Friday, August 4, 2017 9:30 AM from Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL proceeding to Holy Ghost Church, 254 N. Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale IL for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Interment Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst IL. Visitation Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 3-8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Holy Ghost Church or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.