|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1911|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1999|
Andy was a son of Francesco and Maria Pasquale Fandozzi (Fundoots). His given name, I have found out, was Constantine, but he didn't like this name and from a young age, he insisted he be called Andy - His grandfather's name.
In the winter of 1932, he "ran away" from home to follow Father Cox's Poverty March to Washington, D.C. Somewhere along the way, he was picked up by the police, they, thinking him too young to be in the march, returned him home to his mother. He was a very kind, but strong willed person, and worked hard his entire life.
His first wife was Mary Elizabeth Mraz. His second, Josephine. He raised a family of seven daughters, one of which, Janice Peters Sibeto, is deceased.
He took great pride in his rose garden. He loved all colors of roses and grew lots of them all around his house.
He died of Cancer surrounded by his entire family. We were lucky that the family had enough time to all get to the hospital to be with him. We all said our good-byes and gave him lots of kisses and love, and he passed on to heaven.
On January 21, 2003, my brother was in a car accident. Later on towards evening, Andy's sister Sylvia's grandson, wrecked his car at the same spot (they both wrecked into the same tree on a bad bend in a road). This night is also the night that Andy's daughter, Janice passed away. When my brother woke from his coma, he stated "Grandpa Fundoots sent me back." I will never forget this, and if anyone had the will to do so, it would have been Grandpa Fundoots.
Not a day goes by that I don't wish he was still here with us. He was an incredible person.
Retired general contractor, Andy R. "Arf" Fundoots, 87, died the evening of April 16, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital.
Born in West Pittsburg on Oct. 2, 1911, he was the son of the late Francesco and Maria Pasquale Fundoots. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Antonio Marapese.
He married the former Josephine on April 10, 1948. She survives.
Mr. Fundoots loved his garden and roses, as well as Boston bull terriers and the New York Mets.
In addition to his wife, survivors include seven daughters three of New Castle, one of Wampum, one of Falls Church, VA., one of Edinburg and one of Kent, Ohio; two sisters, both of West Pittsburg; a brother, of Jacksonville, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Anthony Fundoots, Frank Fundoots, Ralph Fundoots, James Fundoots and Andrew Marapese Sr.
Created by: Nic
Record added: Jun 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7637070
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