2017-08-16 / Obituaries

Andrew German

Andrew Harold German, 80, of Schoharie died at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.

Andrew was born on May 14, 1937 in Roxbury to Melvin and Angie (Hinkley) German. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1964 as a paratrooper in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, spending time in Germany and Lebanon. After leaving the service in 1964 he worked at his family’s store in Roxbury until 1968. For the next 14 years he traveled around the United States doing construction work. In 1982 Andrew opened up Wild Art Taxidermy Studio with his son, Chris, and pursued his business until retirement.

Since then Andrew and Helga have enjoyed their retirement; traveling, spending time with family, and snow birding to Florida. During his life, Andrew pursued his passion for hunting in Germany, Canada, and across the United States, fishing the small streams of the Catskills and birding and sharing his knowledge of the same with friends, family, and strangers.

Andrew is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Helga; his children and their spouses, Anthony and Diana (Vigna) of Oneonta and Christopher and Lisa (Kuhn) of South Kortright; his seven grandchildren, Joshua and his wife, Rachel (Morris), Benjamin and his fiancée, Daria Pause, Zachary and Rebekah; Schuyler, Brynne and Alexis and his great-grandchild, Audrey. Andrew is also survived by his sisters, Sandra Reed and Brenda Fairbairn and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Andrew passed away peacefully at his home during his sleep. He will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather who loved his family, and will be missed by them dearly.

Calling hours were held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Miller Funeral Home in Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations can made be made in Andrew’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

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