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Andrew Boyd Cox

December 27, 1929 ~ May 4, 2019 (age 89)

Andrew Boyd Cox, 89, of North Vandergrift, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Concordia of Monroeville.  He was born on Friday, December 27, 1929 in North Vandergrift, the son of the late Boyd and Gertha Dickerson Cox. Andrew graduated from Vandergrift High School in 1947, where he excelled as an athlete.  He was a United States Army Veteran who served in the Korean War. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned an associate degree in Journalism.  Before his retirement, he worked for the Vandergrift Newspaper for 2 years and worked 33 years for the Valley News Dispatch as a reporter, photographer and advertising print setter. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Vandergrift, the VFW, the American Legion and the Elks Lodge where he served as chair of the Entertainment Committee. He and his wife loved to bowl, travel, entertain and going to the casino. He will most be remembered for being a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his wife  of 65 years, Almeda,  six loving children, Andrew Boyd Cox Jr. and his fiancé, Jackie Kendall ,of McKeesport, Alan Earl Cox and his wife, Charita of North Apollo, Angela Renee Fisher and her husband, Kelly Sr., of Pittsburgh, Anthony Mitchell Cox and his wife Renee, of Lexington, Ky., Anna Love Wright and her husband, Tony, of Blawnox and Alvin Charles Cox and his wife, Marie, of Linden, NJ, 8 grandchildren, Darrell Cox, Kelly Fisher Jr., Anthony Cox, Cherie Cox Habian, Michael Fisher, Amber Cox, Tanieka Cox and Ashley Cox Johnson, 9 great grandchildren, 4 adopted grandchildren Latosha Johnson, Shalome Hayden, Summer Hayden Kelly and Sabrina Kendall, along with his 1st cousins, his sisters at heart, Vivian Moore of Pittsburgh, LaRue Martin of Fl., Barbara Cox of NY., Lorraine Driver of New Kensington, Sherille Poynter of Nevada and Rachon Cox of Pittsburgh and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family will receive friends on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at the New Life Baptist Church, 319 Second St., Apollo, Pa.  15613. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:00AM in the New Life Baptist Church with Reverend June P. Jeffries, officiating. Interment will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, Pa. All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home LTD, 1916 Moore Ave., North Apollo, Pa.

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