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Andrew Drob, 95, Fairfield World War II Veteran

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Andrew L. Drob of Fairfield died July 2 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. He was 95.

Born Nov. 28, 1916, in Simpson, Pa., he was the son of Joseph and Katherine Stephanides Drob. One of 16 siblings, he left school to work on his family's farm.

Drob worked at Remington Arms before entering the U.S. Army during World War II. After his military service, he worked at Metropolitan Body, a division of International Harvester, for 30 years. He then worked at Bridgeport Machines for 10 years before retiring at the age of 65.

He also worked part time for Steiner Construction as a carpenter and helped build many homes in Fairfield. He was a member of the Park City Knights of Columbus and Catholic Veterans Post 1287. Drob also was an usher at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Bridgeport for 25 years. He was an avid New York Mets fan and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

He is survived by his wife of more than 70 years, Ann Winters Drob; a daughter, Patricia Koritko and husband Michael of Fairfield; a son, Paul Drob and wife Virginia of Temecula, Calif.; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Drob was predeceased by 15 brothers and sisters.

Friends may greet the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lesko and Polke Funeral Home in Fairfield Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Church in Fairfield. Burial will be private.

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