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Donald J. McAndrews

U.S. Army
Korean War

Donald was born and raised on Staten Island. He was the son of Elizabeth and John McAndrews. He attended Immaculate Conception School and McKee High School.

A proud Veteran, he served in Germany as a paratrooper during the Korean War for the U.S. Army.

He spent the greater part of his life working for the New York City Fire Department, assigned to Engine 31 in Manhattan and to Engine 153 on Staten Island.

Donald was actively involved in his community. He was a Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He was a founding member of the Irish Cultural Center, a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 4, Henry Stolzenthaler Knights of Columbus Council #1675. He also belonged to the FDNY Emerald Society, the FDNY Holy Name Society, the Retired Firefighters Association, and the Catholic War Veterans.

He coached and managed for the South Shore and Babe Ruth Little Leagues.

Donald was a talented and accomplished artist, he painted many of the doors on firehouses throughout the Island and had some of his works displayed in Ireland.

Married to Josephine Mayora for 52 years, he was the proud father of Donald II (D.J.) and daughter-in-law Sarina. Donald has a sister, Ann Mattera, and many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his five brothers: John, Walter, Joseph, Patrick and William. They also served in the military.

Donald Passed away on July 28, 2021.

Sponsored by the McAndrews Family.

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