Danvers — Charles W. Andress Jr., 82, beloved husband of Margaret Andress, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage, passed away on Saturday, in Beverly Hospital, with his family by his side, following a long illness.
Charles was a longtime resident of Danvers. He had been employed with Sylvania on Boston Street in Salem as a machinist, and later moved to their Endicott Street location, where he retired in 1991 after over 30 years of service. Charles was an avid woodworker and photographer, and had a lifelong passion for music.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children, Charles Andress and Cindy Andress, of Hope Mills, N.C., Alrene Ware and husband, Barry, of Newton, N.H., Linda Andress of Easthampton, Nancy Williams and husband, Bruce, of Danvers, Beverly DiVita and husband, Kenny, of Danvers, John Andress of Salem, and Betty Tarr and husband, Billy, of Beverly; three nephews; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be celebrated at noon, on Wednesday, November 20, at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm Street, Danvers. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Sylvan Street, Danvers. Visiting hours are one hour prior to the service, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the funeral home. www.LyonsFuneral.com.