Andrew David Zigre

It is with great sadness and sorrow to announce the passing of Andrew David Zigre, age 74.  He passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2023, just 3 days before his 75th birthday.  He fought a courageous 2-year battle with Stage 4 Lung Cancer and he passed away with his loving wife, Valerie, and loving son, Glenn, by his side.

 

Andrew was born in Perth Amboy, NJ to his parents Andrew and Esther Zigre and lived in NJ all his life until he moved from Avenel, NJ to North Las Vegas, NV in June of 2018.

 

He is pre-deceased by his parents, Andrew and Esther Zigre, as well as his sister Sharon Zigre.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Valerie, and his loving son, Glenn; his sister Marguerite Lakiszak of Woodbridge, NJ; brother-in-law Thomas Lakiszak of Woodbridge, NJ; sister-in-law Darlene Glazer of Moncks Corner, SC; brother-in-law Barry Glazer, as well as many nieces and nephews.

 

Andrew graduated from Perth Amboy High School in 1967 and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University in 1971.  Soon after he started his career in manufacturing as a Corrugator Planner working at Interstate Container Corp. in Edison, NJ for over 10 years and then for 23 years at Temple-Inland International Paper Company in Spotswood, NJ.  He retired in January of 2008.

 

He enjoyed taping and listening to music that he loved.  He especially loved the oldies as well as country music.  He also enjoyed watching sports on television.  His favorite teams were the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Raiders, NY Mets and NY Yankees.  He especially enjoyed going out to the best restaurants in Las Vegas with his wife and son.

 

Services for Andrew David Zigre will be private, as per the family.

 

Andrew will be missed dearly for his lively and caring personality, but never forgotten.  He was so kind and passionate and loved by many.  He made an impact on many people’s lives, and will be thought of as time goes on.  Until we meet again.

 

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers to our family during this time.

 

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared to the Zigre family at:

https://simplecremation.us/andrew-david-zigre/

 

17 Comments. Leave new

  • Valerie Zigre
    August 21, 2023 10:34 pm

    Thank you so much for typing up my husband’s obituary. Everything looks fine to me. There were no errors in the typing of this obituary. We can proceed to have this on Facebook. However, I need help because I don’t know how to do this. Can you call me at 908-380-4108 asap?

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  • Frank and Donna Pagano
    August 24, 2023 3:44 am

    We have had the pleasure of Andy’s fun-loving spirit for over 39 years. We have great memories of him, his wonderful wife Valerie and great son, Glenn.. He will be missed by many and we are praying for you, Val and Glenn. May the God of all comfort be with you all during this journey… God bless and keep you each new day….All our love and prayers, Donna and Frank Pagano

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  • Lou & Chris Gerak
    August 24, 2023 12:18 pm

    RIP Cousin Andy. Someone who was part of my childhood as our Parents shared a common address. May God look over Valerie n Glen.

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    • Valerie Zigre
      August 26, 2023 4:30 am

      Thank you so much for your condolences. Andy was the love of my life for close to 60 years (51 years of marriage and over 8 years of dating). Glenn and I miss him dearly and are hurting badly from the loss. It’ll take quite some time for the pain to lessen but Andy’s out of pain now and I know he is in Heaven with Jesus.

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  • Lou & Chris Gerak
    August 24, 2023 12:18 pm

    RIP Cousin Andy. Someone who was part of my childhood as our Parents shared a common address. May God look over Valerie n Glen.

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  • Gail Karpowich
    August 24, 2023 1:53 pm

    Andy was a great guy. We shared fun times with he and my Cousin Valerie when we all livedi in N.J. So happy they had some good years in their dream home in Las Vegas. Our deepest sympathy to Valerie and Glenn. May your cherished memories help through this difficult time.

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  • Marge Martin loesch
    August 24, 2023 2:26 pm

    Dear Val and Glenn,
    I am so sorry for your loss of Andrew. I remember growing up with him and our memories from high school. He was such a great guy. Loved him back then. I always knew you guys would be together forever. Just take it one day at a time girlfriend. I know how you are feeling right know. My Jimmy is gone 19 years next week. You are a strong woman. Call if you need to talk. Love ❤️

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  • Nancy Barath Ostro
    August 25, 2023 4:13 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of us from PA and bingo. You and Glen need to be strong for each other now. God Bless you all. Call if you want or need to talk.💜

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    • Valerie Zigre
      August 28, 2023 9:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Nancy. Glenn and I are so lost without Andy. I was with Andy most of my life. Right now it’s so unbearable without him. It’s going to take a long time for the pain of losing him goes away. But Andy’s out of pain now and with Jesus in Heaven. I look forward to the day I’ll see him in Heaven.

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  • Joan Stratowski
    August 27, 2023 12:26 pm

    My sincere sympathy to you and Glenn. Growing up as Andy’s sister Robin’s friend, I knew Andy for over 50 years to be the kind, loving brother to Robin and Sharon. And Andy was ‘so cool’, a big brother to be proud of, to laugh with, to share memories. I last spoke to Andy in Sept 2022 and he was well into treatment. His concern was for his sister who had surgery but when we discussed ourselves he exuded strength and a beautiful vision of his precious life with Valerie and Glenn. He loved you and his strength and devotion to LIVE kept him with you as long as possible. Again my sympathy to you. He stays alive in the memories of so many, a tribute.

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    • Valerie Zigre
      August 28, 2023 9:58 pm

      Thank you so much, Joan. Your words were so uplifting and kind. Glenn and I are so lost without Andy. I was with Andy most of my life. Right now it’s so unbearable without him. It’s going to take a long time for the pain of losing him goes away. But Andy’s out of pain now and with Jesus in Heaven. I look forward to the day I’ll see him in Heaven.

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  • Valerie my thoughts and prayers are with you and Glenn at this difficult time I am so sorry on your loss of Andy

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  • Jack Rodecker
    August 28, 2023 8:38 pm

    Hello Val;
    I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Andy. I know the two of you were very close during your many years of marriage. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your son during this difficult time.

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    • Thank you, Jack. Andy was my whole life. My son and I miss him dearly. It’s not the same here without him. The pain of losing him is intense and I can’t stop shedding the tears. Andy was perfect in every way and I couldn’t have asked for a better husband than him. I thank the Lord that we got to share 51 years of marriage together. When Andy was diagnosed 2 years ago with Stage 4 Lung Cancer, I never would have thought that we would have made it to 50 years. But he’s out of pain now and I know he’s in Heaven with the Lord. I look forward to the day I’ll be seeing him again in Heaven.

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  • Valerie Zigre
    August 28, 2023 10:00 pm

    Thank you so much, Donna. Glenn and I are so lost without Andy. I was with Andy most of my life. Right now it’s so unbearable without him. It’s going to take a long time for the pain of losing him goes away. But Andy’s out of pain now and with Jesus in Heaven. I look forward to the day I’ll see him in Heaven.

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  • Veronika Sziveri
    March 27, 2024 2:49 pm

    We miss you Andy. You and Sharon always made us laugh.

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    • VALERIE ZIGRE
      April 1, 2024 8:35 pm

      Thank you, Veronica. Glenn and I miss Andy too, each and every second of the day. My heart still breaks from the loss of my wonderful husband of 51 years. May Andy rest in peace in Heaven until we meet again.

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