Sunday, June 5, 2022

James J. McAndrew, 90

Wellsville, NY – James J. McAndrew, 90, of 28 Orchard Place, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in the Town of Ward on October 29, 1931 the son of the late George P. and Carroltta (Corwin) McAndrews. On December 22, 1956 in Andover, he married his wife of sixty-five years, Carolyn Arnold, who survives. 

Jim was raised in Ward, he was a 1951 graduate of Alfred Almond Central School. He was a United States Navy Veteran, serving from 1955-1957 on the USS Shakori AFT 162 and the USS Preserver ARS 8. After his honorable discharge, he was employed by Dresser Rand Corporation in Wellsville for 38 years, working his way from a Test Floor Electrician to a Section Manager, and retired in June of 1995. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover. He enjoyed Drag Racing where he won numerous races in various classes, loved anything with an engine, playing golf, and horse shoes. 

In addition to his wife, Carolyn, he is survived by: two sons, Gregory (Cheryl) McAndrew of Wellsville, and Brian (Kathy) McAndrews of Friendship; five grandchildren; three great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by: six brothers, Louis R., Francis C., Howard C., Vincent L., and George F. McAndrews and Edward J. Dougherty; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth (McAndrew) Holenbeck. 

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and on Thursday, June 9, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville, 34 West State Street. The funeral will follow visitation Thursday at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Andover. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, 5440 NY-19, Belmont, NY 14813. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. Greg and family,
    June and I are praying for you and your family. We are thinking about you all during this difficult time. May your Dad rest in God’s care.

  2. Connie, Greg and Families,
    Take comfort in knowing Jim is smiling down. He was liked by many and loved by lots. Great memories will always remain. I was honored to be apart of his care. Prayers for all- Cheryl
    The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. (Charles Dickens)