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In Memoriam

On August 17, 2022, at the age of 80, our HVRC President Ron Andrews passed away.  His presence and guidance were missed at our 50th reunion.  He was loved and cherished by his wife Bette, son Ken, his grandchildren and friends too numerous to count.

Known as “The Singing Barber,” Ron served in the US Navy from 1961-1963 aboard the USS Valley Forge.  He was outgoing and gregarious and never met a stranger.  He enjoyed singing in his barbershop and was given a karaoke machine by one of his employees. This launched a career.   He was interviewed by John Pertzborn and travelled to New York to appear on the Pat Bullard Show in 1996.  Ron was a well-known personality in St Louis where he sang at weddings, anniversaries and civic events.

As President of the Valley Forge Reunion Club, Ron worked tirelessly to keep a tradition of comradery alive and well.  He was also a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.

Ron, we will miss your infectious smile, numerous jokes, singing and entertaining.  Godspeed and calm winds our friend.