Obituary, Peter Ferguson Andrews

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Peter Ferguson Andrews, 90, passed away of natural causes on December 20, 2021, his family was close by his side. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he led an extraordinary life marked by achievement and filled with countless friendships.

Born in New York City on May 23, 1931, he was the son of Bertram and Nadine (Wright) Andrews. He graduated from Deerfield Academy, Class of 1950, and attended Hamilton College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1953-1955. On January 16, 1960, he married Marjorie Key. He is survived by Marjorie, daughter Regan, granddaughters Devon & Sarah and a large extended family.

Peter lived a fascinating, varied life. He was a child actor who appeared in several obscure Hollywood movies. After leaving the Army he became a historian, newspaper reporter, magazine writer and book author. No subject was beyond Peter’s reach. He wrote biographies, children’s books and magazine pieces, most on military history but also on music, sports, food and culture. He was well-known among stage and screen actors, television writers, magazine editors and fellow writers, and frequently sought out for counsel—and dinner company. His work appeared in The New York Times, American Heritage, Playboy, Newsweek and Reader’s Digest. His greatest passion was golf, which he played and wrote about memorably for Golf Digest for more than 35 years. He was a longtime member at Waccabuc (New York) Country Club and beloved by his many friends there.

There are no services planned at this time.  A memorial service will take place in spring, 2022.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, N.Y. 12564.

Donations in memory of Peter may be made to the American Red Cross at

Author: Harlem Valley News