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Andrew Carden, Jr.

November 9, 1947 ~ November 1, 2019 (age 71)

Obituary

Andrew Carden Nov. 9th, 1947- Nov. 1st 2019

Andrew Carden Jr was the devoted husband to Margret Carden. He was born in Upper Darby Pennsylvania and raised his family in West Chester Pennsylvania. Andrew served in the U.S Navy for 20 years, at the time of his discharge had achieved the rank of Gunner’s Mate Chief Petty Officer.  During his devoted service to his country he was presented the following awards:

The Bronze Star W/Valor

Navy Achievement Medal W/Valor

Good Conduct Award w/ 3 stars

Navy Expeditionary Medal

Combat Action Ribbon

National Defense Medal

Vietnam Service Medal

Expert Pistol Medal

Presidential Unit Citation

Navy Unit Commendation w/ 1 star

Meritorious Unit Commendation

Republic of Vietnam Campaign w 3 Stars

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross

Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action

Humanitarian service Medal

Vietnam Honor Medal

He greatly enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He retired to Walterboro South Carolina where he was able to spend time with family and friends.

Even when faced with a battle against cancer, he faced the struggle head on without fear in a way that only a man with his years of dedication to his family and country and his legacy could do. He never gave up, he earned his rest.

He is survived by his sons, Andrew Carden III (Melissa Carden) and Anthony Carden (Alexandra Carden), as well as his grandchildren Annabelle and Anthony.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 9:00-10:30 AM Saturday, November 16, 2019 at The Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382, 610-431-9000, followed by his Memorial Service at 10:30 AM. Interment SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations in Andrews name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516, which was a worthy cause close to his heart.

To send flowers to Andrew's family, please visit our floral section.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 16, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
The Donohue Funeral Home - West Chester
1627 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382

Memorial Service
Saturday
November 16, 2019

10:30 AM
The Donohue Funeral Home - West Chester
1627 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382

Interment
Saturday
November 16, 2019

SS Peter & Paul Cemetery
1600 Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064

Donations

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758617, Topeka KS 66675-8516
Web: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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