Calaveras Enterprise

Andrew W. Sears

Former Justice of the Peace

Former Calaveras County resident Andrew “Andy” W. Sears died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at San Marco Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Walnut Creek. He was 92.

Mr. Sears was born July 27, 1910, in Colbalt, Ontario, Canada. He was a long-time resident of Calaveras County and for the past eight years he had lived in Walnut Creek. He retired from Andy’s Barbar Shop in 1972 and began selling real estate in the county. As a young man, he served as the Justice of the Peace in Rail Road Flat following the death of his father, Judge Thomas Sears, in 1948. He was the last surviving son of Thomas and Delilah Sears of Rail Road Flat.

Mr. Sears was an active member of Lions Club, Quarterback Club, Juvenile Commission and choir member of the Community Covenant Church. For many years be barbered at the Fricot Ranch for Boys. He loved music, both as a performer and a listener. In his days, he played a pretty mean sax. In addition, he enjoyed people, telling stories and jokes, playing cards and a good party. In retirement, he and his wife traveled to Europe, Mexico, Panama and the Caribbean. They often made extensive trips in the U.S. and Canada in their travel trailer.

Mr. Sears was preceded in death by Charlotte, his wife of 64 years; he is survived by a son, Bill Sears; a daughter, Sharon Ford; a daughter-in-law, Susan; a son-in-law, Chuck; four grandchildren, Ken Russo, Ron Russo, William Sears and Nicole Sears; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and friends.

Services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Community Covenant Church, 261 Treat Ave., San Andreas.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of Contra Costa County, 2051 Harrison St., Concord, CA 94520, or Community Covenant Church, 261 Treat St., San Andreas, CA 95249, are suggested by the family.

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