Andrew J. Fecat

December 17, 1923 - August 30, 2018

12/17/1923 - 08/30/2018

Past Services

Friday October 05, 2018
Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens
Sherrard, WV 26038
Friday October 05, 2018
3:00 pm
Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens
Sherrard, WV 26038

FECAT, Andrew J., 94, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Mound View Health Care.

He was born December 17, 1923 in Moundsville, a son of the late Joseph and Anna Adamniak Fecat. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Moundsville, and the Carpenters Union Local #3 in Wheeling. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran who served during WWII.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Pucilo Fecat in 2017, four brothers, Walter Fecat, Michael Fecat, Amiel Fecat, and Raymond Fecat, and five sisters, Josephine Moraski, Helen Jupinko, Mary Paolucci, Genevieve Schirtzinger, and Elizabeth Gurney.

He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Gillispie of Wheeling, W.Va., and Donna (Ric) Nightingale of Glen Dale, W.Va.; two sisters, Jenny Albert of Md., and Amelia Ziomek of Mich.; four grandchildren, Dr. Jeremy (Adrianne) Crow of Pittsburgh, Pa., Dr. Allison (Jonathan) Wilson of N.C., Joshua (Julia) Nightingale, Esq. of Pittsburgh, and Whitney Nightingale Esq. of Pittsburgh; and three great-grandchildren, Reid Wilson, Camille Wilson, and Ian Crow.

At Andrew’s request, there will be no visitation. A Memorial service will be held Friday, October 5, 2018, at 3 pm at Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Chapel. Entombment will follow in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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Patricia Wylie
4 years ago

Joyce, Donna & family,
Your wonderful dad served his country as well as others and left a great legacy thru his wonderful daughters and their families. He made the world better and so do you. Love to you all. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal Patty Wylie

Sandy Smith Andlinger
4 years ago

My condolences to your family . I first met Andy at Moundview as both our mothers were residents . Andy lived up the street from me & became a close friend with my dad Paul Smith . My family loved Andy & he would share Marine Corp stories with my son in law as he was in the Marines. I so enjoyed Andy coming into our Tuesday night services & I miss & loved him & was blessed to know him . Prayers for your family .

Ron Osmianski
4 years ago

I met Andy at Moundview when we played there on Tuesday nights Paul Smith’s Gospel Hour. We talked afterward on many occasions while and after we packed our equipment. He was a kind gentleman and I will miss him. The last time we talked he told me I was his friend…Likewise Andy. Rest In Peace My Friend. Ron Osmianski

4 years ago

My deepest sympathy for your loss. What seems to be a long life is never long enough where our loved ones are concerned. Our Heavenly Father Jehovah feels the same way. That is why He has promised to swallow up death forever and soon end all our suffering. (Rev. 21:3-5; Isa. 25:8) May His promises be a soothing balm for your grieving hearts.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
4 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Andrew J Fecat, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Marine Veteran, Andrew J. Fecat, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

4 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort strengthen you for the days a head. Know that caring thoughts are with you. That “He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds, according to Psalm 147:3.