Andrew P. McKean 1931-2020
WARREN — Andrew Presley McKean, 88, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, after an extended illness at Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home.
Mr. McKean was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Sandy Lake, Pa., the son of Fred and Sara Davis McKean.
Mr. McKean was a proud veteran, serving in the United States Army during the Korean War Conflict. Andrew retired in 1987 from the State of Ohio as manager of the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services after over 30 years of exemplary service. Upon retiring, Andrew remained active in his community and was co-owner of several area restaurants and bars, most notably, The Pub in the Eastwood Mall.
Andy was an avid fan and lifetime supporter of Warren G. Harding High School athletics. Friday night football games were one of his passions, and he was very proud of the fact that he had regularly attended home games since his days as a high school student. Andy served as an officer of the Harding Football Booster Club during the 1970s. He enjoyed attending Ohio State and Michigan football games, often in the company of his lifetime friends. His family was very important to Andy and he would often take extended trips to visit relatives away from Warren. Andy was an avid reader and greatly enjoyed discussing current events with his many friends and colleagues.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings, Sylvester McKean of Sandy Lake, Pa., Jennie Staup of Utica, Pa., Daisy Helen McKean of Sandy Lake, Pa., Margaret McKean of Cleveland, Harvey McKean of Montgomery, Ala., Paige Moore of Massillon, Edith Crago of St. Louis, Mo., Letha McCormick of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Charles McKean of Warren.
He is survived by his brother-in-law, Mr. Ralph Crago of St. Louis, Mo.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Clo McKean of Warren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Close friends, Regis Guinaugh and Peggy Massary, also mourn his passing.
Family and friends may pay their respects 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 at Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren.
A service will follow the calling hours at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor David R. Black officiating.
A private burial will be in Franklin Cemetery in Franklin, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Warren G. Harding Athletics Booster Club, in Andrew’s memory.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiand sonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to Andrew’s family.