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Mark Edward Andrews

Mark Edward Andrews

Died: Saturday, February 21, 2004
Age: 51
Mark Edward Andrews, 51, also known as Mark “Doc” Andrews, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at his residence in Grosse Pointe Farms. Born on August 9, 1952 in Detroit to Paul Edwards Andrews and Shirley Guier Andrews, he graduated from Wayne State University in 1976 and Dale Carnegie in 1990.

Mr. Andrews realized a childhood dream of becoming a sportscaster by being the sports director on “The Dick Purtan Show,” on WOMC-FM, Detroit, 104.3. He has done extensive play-by-play for the Detroit Pistons, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University Hockey, University of Detroit basketball on both radio and TV, PASS and the Comcast Cable Network.

In addition, Andrews has been a Detroit TV sports anchor on Channel 50 (UPN) and Channel 20 (WB). He has also been a sports reporter for Channel 4 (NBC).

During his career, Mr. Andrews was the Public Address announcer for the World Cup Soccer, the Super Bowl and the NBA All Star Game. He also served as the P.A. voice for the Detroit Red Wings, Lions and Pistons and the Motor City Bowl.

Mr. Andrews was also very involved as a citizen. He is part of Wayne State Alumni, vice president of public relations for the Little People of America, Inc., a member of media relations for the Dwarf Athletic Association of America and on the board of directors of Wayne State Alumnae and Alumni Athletics Association Board.

He has a love for hockey, basketball, baseball, golf, sports memorabilia and coaching soccer, basketball and volleyball.

He is survived by his spouse Amy Breiden Andrews, daughters Hollis and Alicia; son Eddie and sister Krysty Schwikert.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mark E. Andrews Memorial Fund, 18530 Mack Avenue, Suite 196, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236.
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