Southern Pines, NC

Sigismund F. Andres, 98, of Southern Pines, NC, and formerly of Oil City, PA died Tuesday August 2, 2016 at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC.

A graveside service with Inurnment of both his and his wife’s cremains will be held at a later date in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, PA.

Born November 17, 1917 in Chicago, IL, he was the fourth son of the late Anthony A. and Maria Schiffer Andres. He graduated from Oil City High School and worked for many years as a baker at Andres Bakery which was started by his father and uncle. After leaving the bakery, he owned and operated Andres (Venango) Ice and Coal Co. for several years until selling the business and working as a highway construction inspector for PENNDOT. His last job prior to retiring to Southern Pines in 1983 was working as a structural steel painting inspector for KTA of Pittsburgh.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Winifred Tarr Andres, daughter-in-law Ann Allsbrook Andres and his three older brothers John Andres, Fred Andres, and Henry Andres. He is survived by one son, Dave Andres and wife Renate of Rockingham, NC, two granddaughters, six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Andres was of the Roman Catholic faith. He was a past member of the Southern Pines Lions Club and held several offices including president.

Memorials may be made to the Lion’s International Foundation or the charity of one’s choice.

Powell Funeral Home of Southern Pines is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. Thinking of you Mom and Dave. You are our example of love and devotion.

    ‘What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.’ -Helen Keller

  2. Dear Dave, Renate and family,

    Our heartfelt sympathies are with you all as we recall the love and good times with Uncle Sig, Aunt Wini and you. May God bless and keep you.


    Kathy and Alan

  3. Dave, Renate and Family,

    Know that you are being thought of at this time. Aunt Winnie and Uncle Sig were two of my favorite people. I think of them, their kind and loving ways, and wonderful senses of humor often!

    Jerry Andres

  4. Dave;

    So sorry to see that you dad has passed. I lost contact with your folks some years ago. I hope you remember me, as your mother and my mother where very good friends. There was great times in Oil City.

    God will look out for them both and

  5. Sig Anders was one of KTA-Tator’s early inspectors, and he was excellent and most capable, great to work with.

    I’m very sorry to hear of his passing, but I hope to live as long as he did-98.

    Best wishes to his family and friends.

    Ken Ta

  6. To all of the family: I used to live near the bakery and every Sunday after church we would go to ‘Andres’ for French bread, ladylocks, and ‘pizza’-only on Sunday. Sig always seemed to come out from the back while we were there and talk with my mom or dad

  7. Dear Dave and Renate, please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Uncle Sig. He was a good man, and we will all have great memories of him.

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