Robert W. Andre Jr., 70, Brookings, died Aug. 8, 2001, in Brookings.

He was born April 2, 1931, in Helena, Mont., to Robert and Ethel Andre.

He was in the Navy from 1948 to 1952, and worked for Mountain State Telephone and Telegraph, Western Electric in Portland and General Telephone until 1972. He traveled around Alaska installing switching equipment until 1982, then worked as a private contractor to various telephone companies in Brookings until his death.

Mr. Andre was a member of the Mountain Elks and an avid supporter of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his sister, Sheila A. Pewitt and her husband, Charles A. Pewitt; niece, Tracy L. Kindt; and nephew, Rodney A. Pewitt.

The family requests that no flowers or memorials be donated.

A farewell supper in his honor will be at the Chetco R.V. Park Recreation Center Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m.