Andrew L. “Andy” Wallick

December 17, 1939 ‒ January 11, 2018

Sunbury, Ohio
Formerly of Westerville, Ohio

Andrew L. “Andy” Wallick, age 78, of Sunbury and formerly of Westerville passed away at home with his family by his side on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

He was born December 17, 1939 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Adrian L. and Varian (Mills) Wallick.

Andy graduated from Mifflin High School in 1957. In 1959, he began working with his father at the Adrian L. Wallick Company where they specialized in refractory sales and services.  He maintained his role as president of the company until his retirement in 2006.

Andy married Donna Boston of Sunbury, Ohio on January 9, 1960. They were married for 46 years before her passing in 2006.

Andy was a loving and dedicated son, husband, father, grandfather brother and uncle. Family and the great outdoors were his greatest passions. He loved hunting, fishing, golf and grooming his property. However his greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his children, grandsons and friends.

He held membership at the Big Walnut Conservation Club and regularly attended the Harlem Road United Methodist Church

Andy’s legacy will be that of a great man, a man who always did the right thing; he was honest, fair and unconditional in his love for his family.

He is survived by his children; Randy (Kim) Wallick and Ronda (Alex) Ochoa; grandsons Joe and Ben Wallick and Lucas, Nic, and Tyler Ochoa; his brother Scott (Marie) Wallick; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers Jay D.  and Adrian Jr.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 2-4 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Andy’s name to the Big Walnut Conservation Club, Inc. P.O. Box 235 Sunbury, Ohio 43074 or the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mr. Wallick’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • So very sorry to hear of Andy’s passing.
    He was a great guy and and beloved by those who were blessed to know him and I think he was one who enjoyed the journey here on earth.
    We had some truly memorable times with he and Donna that will be forever held close to our hearts and fondly brought to mind until we finally make it HOME.😇
    Sincere condolences to Randy,Rhonda and their families.May God comfort and give each of you peace as only HE can do in the days and times ahead. Please know that we lift you and yours up in our prayers,l🙏
    ❤️
    Marsha and family

  • Our deepest sympathy Rhonda, Randy & family. Your dad was a great man & we were fortunate to know him if even for a few years. He was a great neighbor & someone we had tremendous respect for. We looked up to him & held him in high regard. He was a hard worker, helpful, kind, & a great story teller. He was a very proud father & grandfather & it was a pleasure learing about your family. May you find the strength to get through this sad time by thinking of all your wonderful memories.
    Lance, Tina, Jared & Hailey

  • Our condolences to Andy’s children, their families and the rest of the Wallick family. We have many fond memories of our shared experiences at the Ne Bo Shone in northern Michigan and will be forever grateful to the Wallick family for having given birth to that wonderful place. Peace be with you all.

    Tom and Shirley Winquist

  • HI, Andy it’s me Denny:
    I know you are in a better place now. I`ll remember all those talks we had, and all those places we were in. I will miss you much.
    Your pal always
    Denny Schoenleb

  • I am so saddened to learn of Andy’s passing. Andy’s property and ours share a common border back in woods. When we first moved to Sunbury a few years ago, I made a point of introducing my self to Andy and we became fast friends. In addition to my wife (Emma) and I enjoying our time with Andy and Jodi, Andy and I talked fairly regularly when one or the other of us would see a big deer. On one occasion I had the chance to take Andy on a pheasant hunt over our dogs and will always remember how excited and enthusiastic he got being out in the field. I will truly miss my good neighbor and friend.
    With deepest sympathies, Norm Speight

  • Andy was truly a great man and we feel honored to have known him. He will be missed.

    Debbie and Esley

  • There couldn’t be a nicer neighbor than Andy was and he will be missed. Our prayer of strength to Rhonda and Randy, and their families and Andy’s dear friends.
    He waved over often when he mowed the yard or getting mail. We had memories over the years between tractors in mud and our animals running over to his land.
    Andy was a wonderfull man, kind and such a sense of humor.
    Our regrets with caring thoughts.
    RIP..Andy.
    Ken and Carol Hoover