Andrea Kish

Obituary of Andrea Kish

Andrea Jeanne Kish was born on June 30, 1944. A

self-described Army brat lived all over including

Washington, Arkansas, Paris, Kansas, Los Angeles,

Pennsylvania and Hawaii.

Andrea met Bill at St. Bernard

High School in Los Angeles and let him pursue her;

proposing several times until they were married on

December 26, 1964. Through trials and tribulations,

a faithful marriage and a once in a lifetime love

produced three children (Steve, Jeanne and Ken) and

seven grandchildren (Nathan, Justin, Andrew,

Jessica, Dylan, Ryan and Megan).

Known as Andie to many that were close, she was

known for being someone who was gentle, loving and

soft-spoken. But when she spoke, people listened. We

all would go to her for advice. She was always the

voice of reason; our always loving, and true

North Star.

Andrea loved sewing, cooking, playing the piano,

singing with Voices of the Canyons, travelling and

above all reading. Mom took pride in sewing baby

blankets for all of her grandchildren and many of

her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed travelling with

her family several times to Alaska, Scotland; and to

Greece, Italy, and Panama. Working for the L.A.

County Library system seemed like a perfect match

for Andie. She was there for 32 years, ending her

career as the Assistant Regional Library Manager for

Los Angeles. She instilled a love of books and

reading with all of her children, grandchildren and

hundreds of people she came in contact with every


We will all miss her terribly, but Andrea's

suffering is at an end. There is no more pain. She

is rejoicing with the Lord. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.