Robert L. Andorfer
September 28, 1921 ‒ March 28, 2016
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Robert L. Andorfer, age 94, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, died Monday, March 28, 2016 at his residence. He was born on September 28, 1921 in Lancaster, Ohio the son of James and Margaret (Miller) Andorfer. He graduated from St. Vincent DePaul High School in 1940 and spent seven years as a medical administrative officer in both World War II and the Korean War. After returning to Mount Vernon, he became a stock broker for numerous investment firms, most recently Stifel-Nicolaus.
He was secretary-treasurer of the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce first vice president and treasurer and served on the boards of Mercy Hospital, Knox Community Hospital, Kenyon Festival Theater and was board member and treasurer of both Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA. He was a two-time president of the Community Fund Board and fund drive chairman and served as vice president and fund drive chairman for the Easter Seal Society. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Elks #140, American Legion, Old Homestead Club, Kenyon College Parents Advisory Committee and a faithful member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Grand Knight and district deputy of the Knights of Columbus, as well as member and past president of the Mount Vernon Country Club.
He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Sophia (Benko) Andorfer; three sons, Gregory (Joan) Andorfer of Grantsville, Maryland, Jay (Amy) Andorfer of Durham, North Carolina and Michael (Nanette Black) Andorfer of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Alexandra Andorfer, Taylor Andorfer, Kaitlin (Nate) Sockman and Max Andorfer; and sister, Mary Ann Erickson of Mequon, Wisconsin.
Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by grandson Gregory Andorfer and a brother, William Andorfer.
Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home where a Rosary will begin at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Homer Blubaugh as celebrant. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Ronda Hathaway for her years of loving and compassionate care.
Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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