Ralph Andrews, 94, of Nashua, NH passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at SNHMC after a brief illness. He was born on May 12, 1926 in Ithaca, NY to the late A. LeRoy Andrews and Olga (Wunderli) Andrews. Ralph was the loving husband of Hetty (White) Andrews whom he married on June 20, 1960.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Hetty and sons Steven of Baltimore, MD and David of Hudson, MA and grandsons Liam and Owen. He was born May 12, 1926 in Ithaca, NY where he attended schools, including a Batchelor of Science degree from Cornell University. Besides his parents, Ralph was predeceased by his brothers, Harold and Walter Andrews and sisters, Christina and Helga.
Ralph met Hetty Jane White, of Short Hills, NJ and a graduate of the University of Vermont, through mutual interests in canoeing, hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities. They were married in 1960 and went to live in Lafayette, LA for five years.
A congenital heart condition prevented participation in organized sports or military service, but he trained as a mechanic and went to work the Air Force in Hawaii for two years. After the end of World War II, he went to Ohio State University where he obtained a Master’s Degree in 1952 and later spent two years in the New York State Conservation Dept. Ralph was a wildlife Biologist with the US Fish & Wildlife Service for 40 years in many locations before retiring in 1992.
Ralph was a former board member of NH Audubon Society, Beaver Brook Nature Center, Nashua River Watershed Association, and Mine Falls Park Advisory Committee.
SERVICES: Ralph will be interred at Edgewood Cemetery in Nashua. The family will be having a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to NH Audubon Society, 84 Silk Farm Road Concord, NH 03301 or Beaver Brook Nature Center, 117 Ridge Rd, Hollis, NH. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.