Arnold Andrews
Cenotaph

Photo added by Roger Gleitz

Arnold Andrews

  • Birth 19 Jul 1943
  • Death 27 Aug 2006
  • Cenotaph Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 21258416

COMAIR 5191: A YEAR LATER
Arnold Andrews, 64
Tampa, Fla.
Death 'was such a shock'

Kelly Gallo misses her father most on Thursday nights.

Gallo, 28, and her father, Arnold Andrews, reserved those nights to have dinner together whenever he wasn't out of town, traveling for work or one of his humanitarian missions.

In the year since the crash, Gallo said, "I don't know if we've even really dealt with everything. ... Something like of the magnitude of what happened to my father was such a shock."

Andrews had been in Kentucky for a board meeting for the WestCare Foundation, a nonprofit company where he was a senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Before working for WestCare, he had been the director of Catholic Charities in Tampa. He was named Hispanic Man of the Year in 2005 by Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc.

Andrews' friend, Ed Foster Jr., a photographer, made several mission trips with Andrews to Cuba, working with the Cuban Children's Fund. He remembers the kindness with which Andrews interacted with everyone he encountered. Often those encounters included small, simple gestures, such as giving a teddy bear to a child with a degenerative muscular disease.

"He was a great mentor with respect to charity and respect for humanity," Foster said.


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  • Created by: Roger Gleitz
  • Added: 30 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21258416
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arnold Andrews (19 Jul 1943–27 Aug 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21258416, citing Flight 5191 Memorial, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Roger Gleitz (contributor 46635829) .