Andrew Whitelaw Sims was born May 15th, 1938 to Robert W. and Mary Sims in Spangler, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of four children and the only boy. He grew up playing sports and causing trouble running wild in the woods of Pennsylvania. After graduating from Northern Cambria High School in Barnesboro, PA. in 1956 he joined the United States Air Force and became a Communications Specialist. While stationed in Alexandria, LA Andy met the love of his life Carolyn, they were married Jan. 17th, 1959.
After traveling the world with his wife and kids Andy retired to Aurora, CO in 1978. Andy and Carolyn spent many years camping, traveling and enjoying their family. In 2006 Andy went back home to Emeigh, PA for his 50th high school reunion and boy he couldnt have been happier to have so many friendships renewed! After that he went back every year to spend time with his beloved friends and classmates. His visits back home were so cherished he spent all year talking about home and planning the next trip. In 2016, he brought his grand-daughter, Jessica, back to show her his old stomping grounds and meet all his buddies. It was the trip of a lifetime for both of them! Just this July he and John Montgomery made the trip again, turns out this would be his last. He truly loved the time he spent with all of you!
Andy and Carolyn lived and loved together for 56 years, until Carolyn departed in 2015. Andy spent the last two years living in Colorado Springs with Mandy and Dave, they were so glad to have him. Andy left this world to be with Carolyn on September 11th,2017. He is survived by his four children Debbie, Thomas, Robert and Mandy, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed more than words can ever say.
A service for Andy will be held Monday Sept. 18th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Horan & McConaty 11150 E. Dartmouth Avenue (at S. Parker Road) Aurora, CO 80014
In lieu of flowers please donate to The Alzheimers Association in memory of Andy and Carolyn at http://act.alz.org/goto/andysims
Published on September 13, 2017