With deep sadness, Brokenwing editorials reports the following story. Please forgive me if I didn't spell some of the names correctly.
Andrew Bartha, 78, of Fort Hill Drive, Uncasville, Connecticut, 06382 passed away on April 21, 2011, after a year long battle with cancer at the William W. Backus Hospital, Norwich, Connecticut.
Andrew Bartha was born on September 18, 1932, the son of the late Louis and Mary Bartha.
He was preceded by his loving wife of 51 years the late Mary Augusta Baker Bartha.
Andrew Bartha is survived by seven children. They are Andrew Bartha and his wife Lisa of Griswold, Timothy Bartha and his wife of Preston, David Bartha of Norwich, Robert Bartha and his wife Helen of Canterbury, Michael Bartha of Norwich, Paul Bartha of Seattle, Washington and Lori Bartha of Norwich.
He had fourteen grandchildren, Eric Bartha, Justin Bartha, Cory Bartha, Matthew Bartha, Kayle Bartha, Karissa Bartha, Kaila Bartha, Jake Bartha, Tanner Bartha, Gabriel Bartha, Juliana Bartha, Darnell Bartha and Jacalyn Bartha.
He had two great grandchildren, Gianna Bartha and Lily Bartha.
Andrew Bartha was a Korean War Veteran, which he proudly displayed on his Connecticut License plate, VFW 369 on his different cars for over forty years.
He was a retired member of thirty years of pleasurable service to the Local 777 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union.
He was a member of the Tuckerbung Association, where he spent many good times with his fellow members and friends.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family is asking that a contribution be made in Andrew Bartha's name to the American Cancer Society.
Family and friends can attend a visitation on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. at the Cummings Gayne Funeral Home, 82 Cliff Street, Norwich, Connecticut. The Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 PM. Internment with full Military Honors will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich.
EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: Our hearts go out to the Bartha family. We will miss you Andy, our Condolences to his many friends and family.