Peter David Andres
Peter David Andres, of Nassau, New York, born September 10, 1948 in Brooklyn and was raised in Ridgewood, Queens, NY. Peter was the only child of the late Peter Cornelius Andres and Florence (nee Behrens) Andres. He is survived by Kathleen (nee Barry), his devoted wife of 49 years, two loving children and their spouses, Nicole Kathleen Andres Carkner (Lee) of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Jason Christopher (Yumi) of Okurayama, Japan and his adored grandchildren Grant Carkner, Cain Andres and Maya Andres. Peter served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, Japan and Korea, and was a survivor of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam in 1968. He was devoted to the sport of Judo from the age of 16 and played and taught numerous students at the American Dojo in Ridgewood, Queens, NY, SUNY Albany, Judo of Japan and most recently at the Cohoes Judo Club in Cohoes, NY. His achievement of the Judo ranks of Godan (5th degree) in the Kodokan and Rokudan (6th degree) in the USJA were two of his proudest accomplishments. Peter was also a skilled craftsman, who made knives, canes, bows, furniture and built a beautiful tea house in his backyard. He loved playing chess, fishing, camping, watching and reciting lines from old movies and riding his motorcycle all year long. Peter passed away quietly on March 4, 2020, as a result of Glioblastoma cancer. He also suffered from PTSO and lschemic Heart Disease due to his exposure to Agent Orange and other defoliants in Vietnam and Korea.