Andrew ‘Andy’ R. Berkey

Andrew R. “Andy” Berkey, 73, of Wadsworth, passed away June 20, 2019, at the residence of his best friend, Mark, in Glenmont, following a period of declining health.

He was born Dec. 23, 1945, in Lodi to the late Andrew D. and Mary Jane (née Flath) Berkey and lived most of his life in Wadsworth.

Andy graduated from Wadsworth High School in the class of 1964. In 1966, he was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve his country in the Vietnam War.

Following his service to his country, he worked at Renner Motor Lines and then became a Bricklayer all while maintaining his farm that he loved dearly.

He enjoyed traveling to see friends in Woodsfield, Ohio, North Carolina and, most recently, loved cabin life in Loudonville, where he met many new friends over the past 10 years.

Surviving is daughter, Lyn Ann (Chuck) Lance; two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nephew, M. Thomas Fortner Jr.; neice, Stephanie I. (Frank) Zonar; brother, Johny Jr. Berkey; sisters, Nancy Jean Berkey and Sandy Faye (Millard) Fortner; four great-nephews; one great-niece; and best friend, Mark Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Donald W. Berkey.

Auble-Gillman Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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