HJ648: Celebrating the life of Edward Andrews.


Offered January 29, 2021
Celebrating the life of Edward Andrews.
Patrons-- Carr (By Request), Adams, D.M. and McQuinn; Senator: Hashmi

WHEREAS, Edward Andrews of Richmond, a respected educator and an active member of the community, died on May 13, 2020; and

WHEREAS, Edward Andrews grew up in Binghamton, New York, and graduated from nearby Ithaca College in 1969; and

WHEREAS, Edward Andrews and his wife, Marsha, raised their family in New York while working as educators and pursing master’s degrees; in 1977, the couple relocated to Richmond and became valued members of several local communities; and

WHEREAS, Edward Andrews and his family lived in the Stratford Hills, Fan, and Carillon neighborhoods, and he worked as a special education teacher with Richmond Public Schools and later as a real estate professional in the area; and

WHEREAS, Edward Andrews was a member of Leadership Metro Richmond and offered his expertise to the Richmond Commission of Architectural Review; he was well known by his colleagues for his integrity, sense of humor, and quiet generosity; and

WHEREAS, predeceased by his son, Jason, Edward Andrews is fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Marsha; his daughters, Jessica, Marci, and Katie, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Edward Andrews, a highly admired member of the Richmond community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Edward Andrews as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.