Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, March 24, 2006 at 06:03:50 :
Tuesday, May 20, 1975
C. J. ANDRE
Claude John Andre, a retired oil company employee and resident of Novato, died yesterday at a local hospital after a long illness. He was 79.
A native of La Crosse, Wis. Andre moved to California 54 years ago. He lived in Richmond for about 40 years while working as a pipefitter for Standard Oil Co. He retired after 34 years with the company.
He moved to Novato about four years ago and lived with his wife, Lillian, at 815 Diablo Avenue.
Besides his wife, Andre is survived by three sons, Earl P. of Novato, Bernard C. and Eugene L. Andre of Fremont and a daughter, Phyllis Marie Ferguson of Richmond.
He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Andre was a member of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato where a private Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the Redwood Chapel Funeral Home in Novato.
CA Death Index: he was born October 29, 1895.
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