Andrew W. Biel Sr., age 87, of 424 Water Street Ext., Apt. 309, Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.
He was born March 3, 1926 in Rasselas, son of John and Anna Barbara Biel Biel.
He married Imogene McAninch on Nov. 13, 1950, she died Sept. 3, 1985.
He resided in Johnsonburg for the past seven years, formerly of Wilcox. He attended Wilcox schools and was a member of St. Ann's and Holy Cross Churches.
He was employed by Affiliated Industries of Kane for 14 years before retiring in 1989. He had also worked for Armstrong Forest Co. for 10 years and the Clarion Foundry for 10 years.
He is survived by one son, Andrew Carl Biel Jr. and his wife Marian of Wilcox; two grandchildren, Stephanie and James Biel; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Francis Biel and his wife Marie of Johnsonburg and Peter "Tom" Biel and his wife Shirley of Wilcox.
He was predeceased by his parents; wife; and brothers Vincent, Walter, Leo and Michael Biel.
A funeral service for Andrew W. Biel Sr. will be conducted at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. David J. Wilson, Pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Ridgway.
Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg on Friday evening, Oct. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
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