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J. Andrew Berdine

Born: Tue., Nov. 17, 1942
Died: Mon., Oct. 29, 2012

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J. Andrew Berdine, 69, of 1775 Stillwater Rd., Sugar Grove, PA, passed away  Monday, October 29, 2012  at St. Vincent Health Center  in Erie, PA.

Andy was born in Erie  on November 17, 1942,  a son of the late Bessie (Troutman) and Julius Berdine.

He was retired from his employment at Cummins Engine Co. in Jamestown, NY and previously was employed at the Sugar Grove Farm Supply.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Berdine on Oct 5, 2009.

Surviving are a  daughter; Thomasina McIntyre, of Dryden, NY;
3 sons, Joshua Berdine, Phd, of Cambridge, England, Matthew Berdine, of Denver, Colorado and Daniel Berdine, Phd, of Arlington, VA; a sister,  Judy Nece and a brother, Tom Berdine; 4 grandchildren, Leah, Luke, and Andrew, and Ryder; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will be holding a private memorial service and ask that in lieu of flowers, please make donation in his memory to the Sugar Grove Free Library.    Family and friends may sign the on-line guestbook or send an e-condolence at www.mckinneyfuneral.com

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Don Winans
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
My condolences to your family Andy. It was great to have known you even for the brief time we worked together. You always had great stories and a wonderful sense of humor. I am sorry I never got down to see your Hendy Lathe or to build stuff with you. You were a truly creative and intelligent man.
Perhaps in another time and place we will run into each other and have another laugh.

Sue Gruber
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
My prayers go out to you kids. I worked with your Dad for awhile, and he was proud of all your accomplishments. I''m sure you will have lots of good memories to share. I am very sorry for your loss.

Sharon Gage
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
It was truly a joy and honor to know Andy and Virginia. Their legacy lives on in their incredible children. You two will be sadly missed and never forgotten.

Barbara Rosenquist
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
My sincere sympathy to the Berdine family. Your parents were devoted and caring people and will be sadly missed.

Tricia Donnell
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
Dear Berdine family,
I have so many fond memories of both of your parents. It was such an honor to be able to be with Andy last Saturday night. He was such a man of intelligence and wisdom. His legacy will live on through all of you. I am so very sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Laura David and Thomas Murphy
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
We send our sincere sympathies to the entire Berdine family. Our daughter, Megan Murphy, spoke lovingly of Andy Berdine and enjoyed her time with him on visits to Sugar Grove. Our family is keeping you all in our thoughts.
Laura David, Tom Murphy, Erin Murphy and the David family

Pat and Jim Uber
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Your parents were truly inspiring. We loved them both. Many wonderful memories were made while we sat around that kitchen table and will never be forgotten. Love you.

Bill Wendelboe
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
I was deeply saddened to hear of Andy''s passing. I had the privilege of working with Andy for several years. He was a true teacher during his employment at Cummins and much of what he taught still lives on today. My thoughts and prayers are with the Berdine family.

John and Lynn Allen
   Posted Fri November 02, 2012
To Thomasina, Josh, Matt and Daniel, We are so sorry for your losses. I remember so many cups of coffee and tea at your kitchen table. We had a lot of laughs and shared exciting news about all of you. Both your mother and father were proud of you and with good reason. How blessed we were to have had your family in our community. Your father had a marvelous sense of humor. We shall carry them both with us through those fond memories. With Love, Lynn and John

Lisa (Walt Langfords daughter)
   Posted Fri November 02, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Andy was a very special friend of my dads. My dad enjoyed the gun shows they went to together, as well as the many talks they had. They had so many things in common, it was such a comfort to have Andy just down the road. My father is broken hearted & will miss your father more than you will ever know. My dad said Andy's only wish was to be able to attend his sons wedding & enjoy his family, he was very greatful to have been able to do that. God Bless you Andy for being such a wonderful friend to my dad!

k paul douglas
   Posted Sat November 03, 2012
sorry for your loss i worked with your dad and learned alot from him he willbe missed he was verry proud of you kids

George Webster ( Indianapolis IN )
   Posted Sun November 04, 2012
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. He was a very smart man. I worked with him at Cummins Engine in the early 1980's.

Amanda W.
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I am blessed to have known your dad, if only for a brief time. Please know I am thinking of him and all of you during this difficult time. He will definitely be missed.

Bernie Weldon
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
At one point or another I''ve had the privlege of meeting of all of you and I know how proud your Dad was of you. Andy was my friend of mine and I talked to by phone many times. Personally, I thought he was smartest and most creative man I''ve ever met and I''ll treasure the many laughs I shared with him over the years . I''ll miss him very much .

Tracy (Anderson) Shaffer
   Posted Wed November 07, 2012
Dear Berdine Family,
I was so sorry to hear about the recent passing of your father, and also the passing of your mother. They were both so kind to me. I truly admired both of them. I am thinking of all of you during this difficult time.
Tracy Shaffer

   Posted Fri November 09, 2012
Thomasina, Josh, Matt and Daniel, You probably don't remember me, but my children and I will always remember how great it felt to be around your family. I worked with your Dad for several years and can't even begin to tell you how much I learned from him, and from your Mom during visits to your home. We always went home feeling comforted and joyous after a visit to your house. I am proud to have known your parents - and all four of you! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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