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Nigel Warren McAndrew



Nigel Warren McAndrew, age 85, of Wayne, passed peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2017.

He was born in Georgetown, British Guiana (now known as Guyana) and raised at 201 George Street in the city. He also lived on DeAndred Street in Newtown, Guyana and married Yvette Isaacs Callender before moving to the Untied States of America in 1968. The family lived on 20th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey before moving to Wayne in 1977.

After completing his schooling in Georgetown, Nigel was selected to study overseas in the United Kingdom and returned to work for the Guyanese government. During this time of study, adventure and reflection, Nigel decided to pursue other career opportunities in the United States. Upon arrival in the United States, Nigel worked in the accounting field and enrolled at Rutgers University (night program), where he received a B.S. in Accounting. Thereafter, Nigel worked as an accountant for Drakes Bakery, Inc. in Wayne for approximately twenty years. During his time at Drakes, Nigel assumed roles with increasing responsibility before becoming the financial controller. Nigel eventually retired in 1992.

Nigel will be remembered as a charismatic and gregarious man who loved a good time. As a young man, Nigel loved soccer, cricket, and table tennis. Nigel also was a member of a social club in Guyana where he played dominos with family and friends. He enjoyed parties with family and friends, loved a good barbeque, and was always willing to help a friend.

When Nigel first met Yvette, it was love at first sight. After a long courtship, they married in 1961. In 2011, they had their 50th wedding celebration at the Grand Chalet in Wayne. They were married for fifty-one years before Yvette’s passing in 2012.

Nigel was the devoted father of Newell McAndrew of Montclair, Norv McAndrew and his wife Amy of Blue Bell, PA, and the late Nevin McAndrew (2003) and his surviving wife Shelly of East Stroudsburg, PA; Nigel was the cherished grandfather of the late Schulyer McAndrew (2013), Brice, Nicole, Sterling, Raven, Kara, and Owen McAndrew; and Nigel was the dear brother of Wordsworth, Wilton, Winifred, Waveney, and Carmen. 

The McAndrew family would also like to thank the special angels on earth who took care of Nigel and made the past few years of his journey memorable and comfortable.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-4 PM on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne. A funeral service will be held 4 PM on Sunday at the conclusion of the visitation hours.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Wayne Memorial First Aid Squad, PO Box 2004, Wayne, NJ 07474 would be greatly appreciated.

Guest Book


Very sorry for you loss to all McAndrew family..I remember Mr,McAndrew and Yvette years back when our children were young, He was a friendly man.

Marie Ann Fein


Norv: We are so sorry for your loss. Between his impressive bio and the job he did raising his son, we are certain he was a great man who will be greatly missed. Hang in there and know this, our thoughts are with you. Andy and Gina

Andy and Gina Klein


Norv and family - I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man, and he raised a wonderful son.

Karen Shelton


Dear Norville & Family, I am truly sorry we are not be able to attend your dad's memorial. Our heartfelt sympathies to all. We will always remember your dad for his warm smiles, welcoming hugs and jovial nature. Rest In Peace Uncle. Peace and Love, Bernadette & Family

Bernadette Dyer

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