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John Patrick Andrews

Born: 6/7/1960, Dayton, Ohio
Death: 3/11/2009, Castle Valley, Utah
Service: 03/14/2009, 3:00 pm, Old City Park

John Patrick Andrews, loving father and husband, passed away on March 11, 2009.

John was born in Dayton, Ohio on June 7, 1960 to Bob and Mary Alice Andrews. He graduated from high school in Dayton, moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he obtained his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of New Mexico. After being employed by Sperry Flight Systems, John relocated to Salt Lake City and founded a national computer software company with his partner Jim Collar. They relocated the business and their families to Moab in 1996.

From the beginning, Footprints was a community fixture. Footprints motto was “we encourage literacy however possible.” John supported education through programs as diverse as book bags for Kindergarteners and the Grand Mentoring Program. He felt that it was important to employ local kids to give them experience in atypical jobs. John was quietly and unassumingly generous. Many people in Moab know this first-hand.

When you couldn’t find John, you knew he was out in the desert on a hike. The desert was he solace. He loved being with his friends and family, rebuilding and maintaining his MG. John and Jim collaborated on the popular Footprints Top 10 list of predictions for the Zephyr.

John is survived by his wife Marie; a son Patrick; a daughter Jamie; his parents Bob and Mary Alice; 9 brothers and sisters, mother-in-law Kathryn Zinn, and numerous nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm at the Old City Park in Moab. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Grand County Mentoring Program in his behalf.This is one of the many educational programs John supported in Moab.


3/28/2009 - Dear Marie and family, I was so sorry to hear of John's passing. I can only imagine the pain you are all feeling. You are not alone. The loss is felt by family, friends, neighbors and the larger community within which John was generous, active and sometimes outspoken in when an issue was really important to him. I always appreciated that. You are in my thoughts every morning as I go for my walk... May John be in peace... - Karen Nelson

3/17/2009 - I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing.He was much to young.I pray that God will help you, his family, at this most difficult time.My thoughts our with all of you. - Kathy Brandt Clark (cousin)

3/16/2009 - Dear Marie and family, We know you must be devastated and our hearts go out to you. John did get to live his dream albeit way too short. - Vilija Avizonis

3/16/2009 - Marie, I just wanted you to know, I pulled up John's picture on here today and Vince happened to be standing nearby. As soon as he saw John, his face lit up. He pointed right at the monitor and smiled. I always appreciated how much John enjoyed seeing and playing with Vince. I know that Vince will miss him, as we all will. - Jason, Laura and Vince

3/16/2009 - My deepest sympathies to John's family and friends. May your memories of him keep him always in your lives and bring you peace and joy. - Michaele Brandt (cousin)

3/15/2009 - What a tragedy. I am so sorry for all of John's family and friends. It is just terribly sad to lose someone so young. I wish you all peace and God's love in this time of grief. - Theresa Brandt - cousin

3/14/2009 - We just learned of the loss of your son. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. Call us when you are back home. With deepest sympathy and love. Joe and Viola Rodriguez - Joe and Viola Rodriguez

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