Andy's Page

Here is a short, relevant summary of my life since I graduated from Country Day:
1) I graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1962, majoring in journalism.

2) Was a news reporter for WKRC-TV from June of 1962 until December 1962, when I entered Air Force Officers Training School.


3) I served in the Air Force for 4 plus years and achieved the rank of Captain. I was Stationed at K.I. Sawyer AFB on the Upper Penninsula of Michigan (where 30 below zero temperatures common in the winter) for three years. Two of my three sons were born at K.I. Sawyer ( Andy now 49 and Chris now 47) My last assignment was at Spangdalem AFB in Germany where I spent a little over a year.

4) Returning to civilian life, I worked at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis in the Public Relations Dept for roughly a year and then returned to Cincinnati to work at Central Trust Bank for 7 years. During that time span, I had my third son, Frederic (Ric), who is now 44.


5) The majority of my working career I spent at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. I truly loved my years at Spring Grove; it was the perfect job for me. I spent 27 years at Spring Grove and for the majority of my years there I held the position of President.


6) In 2012 I moved to Colorado where my sons Andy and Chris live. During that year, I divorced Andrea Shepard (formerly Conroy).


7) Very recently, September 21, 2013, I married Frederica (Freddie) Johnson who is a long time friend, originally from Cincinnati. We have known each other since we were 12 years old and were confirmed together at the Church of the Redeemer in Hyde Park. During my time in Colorado we reconnected. Each of us has been married twice before. (Photo below: Just married!)

Just married

8) On October 1, I moved to Santa Fe, NM to live with Freddie in her house.

9) My current address is: 430 Luisa Lane, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505. My cell phone number is 303-956-1287.

10) I have 8 Grandchildren