Mr. Marc W. Andrew

  • Born: March 30, 1962
  • Died: January 18, 2019
  • Location: Cranford

Gray Memorial Funeral Home

12 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marc W. Andrew, 56, of Cranford, NJ, passed away January 18, 2019 at St. Barnabas Hospital after suffering an aneurysm. He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Sherry Ackerson Andrew, and son, Ian Spencer Andrew.

Born in Southampton, England in 1962, Marc served in the British Army for a number of years. Most notably he with the UN Peacekeeping Forces in Cypress. He met Sherry in Covent Garden on the last night of her London vacation. Letter writing led to a trip to England and two soul mates finally found each other. Marc and Sherry wed in 1993 and lived in London until 1995 when they moved to Hoboken, NJ and, eventually, Cranford, NJ.

Marc was best-known for his quiet, cutting wit, his kind and sweet nature, his love of family, soccer (Fulham FC), music, food and travel, especially to Italy. He was a well-liked employee at BNP Paribas financial operations in Jersey City, NJ and an avid pick up soccer player.

It was widely known that Marc was a 'glass-half-full' guy. He loved vintage, corny British humor, Monty Python and Benny Hill included.

He will be sadly missed by his parents, Anna and Terence (Helga) and siblings, Ceri (Tim) and Alex (Gerrie) Thomas (Brandi), and various aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews living in England and the United States.

A life celebration will be on Saturday January 26, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm at Gray Memorial Funeral Home, Cranford. There will be a memorial service during the gathering.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the links below.


Condolence & Memory Journal

There are no words to express the loss and great sadness you are all feeling but I want you to know that I am here and I always will be here as your long time friend. I feel blessed to have known Marc as he was a wonderful husband to you and wonderful father to Ian and a wonderful person. His memory will live on in your hearts always. You must Draw strength from the love he gave you and move forward. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you Sherry, Ian, and to Marc's family at this difficult time . God bless. Love, Diane

Posted by Diane Silvestrini - Clark, NJ - Friend   January 27, 2019

Sending you strength and much love today as you celebrate Marc's life, hold your memories close, they and Ian are your source for joy & laughter (that wonderful laugh of yours) and forever a reminder of a beautiful life, taken too soon but lived well. I will see you very soon but my friendship embraces you.

Posted by Gina Stone - Brooklyn, NY - Friend   January 26, 2019

Sherry & Ian- we are so sorry to hear this very sad news; such great memories of being with you guys and Marc.

Posted by Matt Basso - Montclair, NJ - Friend   January 23, 2019

Marc was truly one of the good guys. Miss his laugh, and the real person that he was. There are not enough Marc's in this world.

God Bless

Posted by Thomas Anderson - Hazlet, NJ - Coworker   January 23, 2019

Beautiful tribute to this gentle man. Such wonderful pictures of a well-lived life. Although his time here was cut short, I am thankful he spent it with someone who shared his passion and with whom he has a loving family. Love to all of his family ❤.

Posted by Ann Frankowski - Wilton, NY - Friend   January 23, 2019

sorry for your lost. Marc was a great guy. Good soccer player. He will be missed.

Posted by Daniel Aguirre - Middletown, NJ - Friend   January 23, 2019

Sherry, Im so sorry for your loss he looked like a good man you were blessed to have found each other.

Posted by Kevin Sheffield - Chesapeake City md - Friend   January 22, 2019

Sherry, he sounds like an extraordinary friend to have lived with and loved. That you found each other in London during your vacation, is incredibly romantic. The hurt you have now is because you loved someone so special.

Posted by Sue Sprinkle - Fairbanks, AK - Classmate   January 22, 2019

I heard about your loss through meet-up where I met Marc. I am sorry for this loss. He was a gentlemen to play with.

Posted by Greg Licciardello - Plainfield, NJ - Acquaintance   January 21, 2019

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