Richard “Rick” P. Andree, 66, of Milesburg, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. Born on March 9, 1952, in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late Theresa (Strunk) Dawson Houser.
Rick was a 1970 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. He went on to further his education and receive an Associate Degree from Williamsport Community College. Rick served in the United States Army Reserves.
He had a 42 year long, successful career in communications where he worked for the following radio stations: WBLF Bellefonte, WILQ Williamsport, WKBO Harrisburg, Sunny 99 Harrisburg, WHP fm Harrisburg, Kool 94.9 Harrisburg, WHP am Harrisburg, WRVV The River 97.3 fm, iHeartRadio, Harrisburg, ABC27 TV, and numerous commercial voiceovers that aired everywhere. He was the Harrisburg Senators baseball team public address announcer for over two decades. Additionally, he was the director of the game/entertainment in-house DJ for the Hershey Bears hockey team over the 2015-2017 seasons.
Rick is survived by one sister, Sue Bloom Shivery (Allen) of Bellefonte, and his aunt, Sally Witmer (Harry) of Bellefonte. Also surviving is one niece, Carrie Confer, great niece, Madeline Bartley, and great-nephew, Nicholas Sadler. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marie and Paul Strunk.
He was known for his beautiful voice, winning smile, laid back style and unique sense of humor. Rick was an avid bicycle rider and motorcyclist. He will be sorely missed by all.
There will be a memorial service held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 2pm at Centre Crest Nursing Home at 502 E. Howard Street, Bellefonte with Rev. Alex Dyakiw officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Rick’s memory to Centre Crest Nursing Home at 502 E. Howard Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.