Glenn R. Andrews, 79

AUBURN — Glenn R. Andrews, 79, of Harrison, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born on, Aug. 2, 1935, in Bolsters Mills, a son of Clyde and Margaret (Alward) Andrews Sr. He attended schools in Bolsters Mills, Norway and St. Petersburg, Fla. during the winter months. On, Aug. 21, 1954, he married, Helen Wright in Bridgton. Later this month, they were looking forward to celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

Glenn owned and operated an auto body repair shop for many years out of his home in Harrison, repairing anything from antiques to new cars. He was very involved in the Oxford Masonic Lodge #18 AF & AM and in 2013 earned his 50-year pin. Glenn started the Square & Compass Club within the lodge and was instrumental in a lot of the fundraising efforts, especially the suppers they hosted. He was also a member of the Kora Temple Shrine and for many years served as the ambassador to the Oxford Hills area for the Shriners determining the eligibility for children to receive care at the Shriners’ hospital. Recently, Glenn was inducted into the Maine Racing Hall of Fame for his many successful years racing throughout Maine during the 1950-70s. He was also being considered for the Vermont Racing Hall of Fame as well, for the same success in that state. He enjoyed golfing, family holidays, cooking various family favorites, camping, but especially the company of his family, including the introduction of his new great-granddaughter.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Helen of Harrison; two sons, Ricky Andrews of South Paris and Rusty Andrews of Oxford; two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Clyde Andrews Jr. and Rodney Andrews.

Online condolences may be shared with Glenn’s family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

Memorial graveside services with a Masonic tribute was Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at Riverside Cemetery in Oxford. Arrangements are in the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford.

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