Retired United States Navy Captain Andrew W. Eddowes, 52, passed away Jan. 29, 2013, after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
He was born in Baltimore, a son of Anne Evans Eddowes, of Tucson, Ariz., and Kellys Island, and the late Edward E. Eddowes.
Andrew graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982. He was commissioned in 1983 and was designated as a Naval flight officer in 1984. In his 22 year Naval career, assignments took him to Rota Spain, London, Newport, R.I., San Diego, Gaeta, Italy, and Norfolk, Va. The highlight of his career was his service as commanding officer of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO (VQ-2) in Rota. He was a graduate of the Naval War College.
After retiring from Naval service, Andrew dedicated his life to fighting ALS. He participated in three ALS studies sponsored by the Veterans Administration, an experimental drug study sponsored by the University of Virginia, and the newly established (2010) National ALS Registry. His family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the ALS Association in Andy's memory.
Andrew is survived by his wife, Ellen, and daughter, Rachel, of Virginia Beach; and brother, Scott, of San Jose, Calif.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at First Presbyterian Church, Huron. His funeral, with full military honors, will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky.