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Dr. Gordon Allan Andrews

Dr. Gordon Allan Andrews Dr. Gordon Allan Andrews, age 62, died on Sunday January 17, 2016 at Stormont Vail Medical Center, Topeka, Kansas.

He was born on October 13, 1953 in Batavia, New York the son of Gordon and Barbara (Oaks) Andrews. After graduating from Batavia high school in 1971, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1975, and his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Oklahoma State University in 1984. Gordon then practiced in general and emergency veterinary medicine in New Jersey. In 1987 Gordon entered Kansas State University earning his doctorate in anatomical pathology in 1991, completing his residency in veterinary pathology in 1992. He was boarded and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1993. He was a Professor of diagnostic pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University for 22 years.

Gordon was united in marriage on October 3, 1984 to Mary Anne Walker on the island of Anguilla. This union was blessed with two daughters: Katherine and Emily.

Gordon loved being outdoors and spent most of his free time cultivating his flower and vegetable gardens. Most years, he grew enough tomatoes to share with the entire neighborhood. His favorite place to be was on East Bearskin Lake in Northern Minnesota, hiking and fishing with his family. Every 4th of July, he loved to participate in the humorous Bearskin Lodge canoe races. He was a talented woodworker, and built numerous chairs, desks, and a large outdoor fort for his daughters. Gordon was well known for his incredible cooking. His jambalaya was always consumed within minutes at his family’s annual holiday party. He also enjoyed attending sporting events with his daughters, fish keeping, and skeet shooting.

Survivors include his wife: Mary Anne of the home; 2 daughters: Katherine Andrews of Lawrence and Emily Andrews of Manhattan. He is also survived by his parents: Gordon and Barbara Andrews of Del City, OK; his sister: Karen Lolie of Medicine Lake, WA and his brother: Gregory Andrews of Kent, WA, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Friday January 22, 2016 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue. Private services and inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Public Television station KTWU Washburn University, Topeka, or Habitat for Humanity in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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