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Andrew “Andy” George Green, 87, peacefully passed away on October 22nd, 2023, after his beloved family and friends shared their cherished memories with him.

Andy was born on February 22nd, 1936, to Albert “Al” Green and Swiss-born Alice Rutishauser Green, joining his older sister Martha “Marty.”

He held his Swiss heritage close to his heart and nurtured close relationships with his cousins abroad. His affection for his roots also evident in his fondness for Swatches, Swiss Army Knives, and Swiss candies.

Hailing from Scarsdale, N.Y., Andy grew up across the street from Edgemont Elementary School, where he attended and played sports with neighborhood friends. Later, he continued his education at Bronxville High School, where he made his mark as a star football quarterback and baseball pitcher. As he grew up, Andy developed a passion for tennis, golf, and skiing.

Andy pursued higher education at Lafayette College, specializing in engineering and participating in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). After college he married Lynne Pleuthner, and they moved to Camp Lejeune, where Andy proudly served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

In the early 1960s, the couple settled in Ridgefield, where they raised their two children Tracey and Carl. They turned a modest ranch into a remarkable home adorned with a cherished screened-in porch. One of Andy’s greatest joys was carpentry, and he was lovingly dubbed “Handy Andy” for his generosity in assisting neighbors and family with home improvement projects.

While raising a family, Andy had a long career with Rexham Packaging, where he was a top salesperson servicing accounts including Noxell and Proctor & Gamble.

Friday nights meant leaving his Empire State Building office, packing the family into the wood-paneled station wagon, and heading to one of his two cherished family vacation spots, Lake George and Owasco Lake. At the lakes Andy enjoyed sailing, boating, trout fishing, skygazing, barbecuing, entertaining friends, and teaching his children and later grandchildren how to water ski. His go-to lakeside summertime lunch was a hamburger, pickle spear, and Wise potato chips.

His retirement was spent in Keene, N.H., which he was drawn to for the beautiful mountains, friendly town, serene environment, oh yes, and tax benefits. He also made time for global travel enjoying time with friends, new cuisine, and cultures. He would then come home to his Keene community where he developed close bonds with neighbors, the congregation at The United Church of Christ of Keene, and health care providers at American House who cared for Andy in his later years.

Andy is predeceased by his mother, Alice Green; father, Al Green, and sister Marty Johnson. He is survived by his daughter, Tracey McManus; son, Carl Green; son-in-law, Paul McManus; and grandchildren Casey McManus, Kevin McManus, and Katie McManus (Anthony Barrett).

Christmas was Andy’s favorite holiday, and he delighted in showering his entire family with special gifts each year, the AAA membership a staple for many years and multiple drivers!

Handsome with captivating blue eyes, many mistook Andy for Johnny Carson.

We bid farewell to “Handy Andy,” who, with his endearing blue eyes, sense of humor, and charming spirit will be missed by family members and friends, including special cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. We are sure he is in Heaven now reuniting with loved ones, probably “fixing” the place up!

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held Monday, October 30, 2023 at 11 am in Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla, New York.

Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, has care of the arrangements.

The Newtown Bee October 27, 2023

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