John Patrick Andrews, loving father and husband, passed away on March 11, 2009.
John was born in Dayton, Ohio on June 7, 1960, to Bob and Mary Alice Andrews. He graduated from high school in Dayton, moving to Albuquerque, N.M., where he obtained his electrical engineering degree from the University of New Mexico. After being employed by Sperry Flight Systems, John relocated to Salt Lake City and founded a national computer software company with his partner Jim Collar. They relocated the business and their families to Moab in 1996.
From the beginning, Footprints was a community fixture. Footprints’ motto was “We encourage literacy however possible.” John supported education through programs as diverse as book bags for kindergarteners and the Grand Mentoring Program. He felt that it was important to employ local kids to give them experience in atypical jobs. John was quietly and unassumingly generous. Many people in Moab know this first-hand.
When you couldn’t find John, you knew he was out in the desert on a hike. The desert was his solace. He loved being with his friends and family, rebuilding and maintaining his MG. John and Jim collaborated on the popular Footprints Top 10 list of predictions for the Zephyr.
John is survived by his wife, Marie; a son, Patrick; a daughter, Jamie, his parents, Bob and Mary Alice; nine brothers and sisters, mother-in-law, Kathryn Zinn, and numerous nephews and nieces.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 14, at the Old City Park in Moab. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Grand County Mentoring Program on his behalf. This is one of the many educational programs John supported in Moab.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.