Dana R. Andrews, beloved husband, brother, and uncle, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on September 18, 1947, and died on December 24, 2007 at his brother’s home in Middleburg, Virginia after losing his battle with cancer. Raised in Dracut, Massachusetts, Dana was a 1966 graduate of Dracut High School and earned his teaching degree in 1970 from Fitchburg State College. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, taught industrial arts at Tewksbury High School and Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Massachusetts, and was a department head at Pelham High School in New Hampshire. During his final year of teaching, Dana was the recipient of the principal’s award.
Dana was also the co-owner of the Depot Tavern in Lowell for several years, as well as the Wood Things Toy Company. He moved to St. John to manage the development of the exclusive community of Peter Bay and was co-owner of the Inn at Tamarind Court.
Dana married Mary Crehan Lidicker in 1993 and moved to Arden, NC in 1994, where he worked as construction site superintendent and project manager for several construction companies. In 2003, Dana and Mary returned to St. John where he worked for Majestic Construction and formed his own business, Dana Concrete Paving & Erosion Control. In recent months, he could be seen driving around St. John in his green Suzuki with his famous dog, Sam. Dana was an avid gardener, and he enjoyed woodworking and antique cars. With a great sense of adventure and a generous nature, Dana was a mentor to many and genuinely offered friendship to all he met.
Dana is survived by his wife Mary and son Eric Lidicker of St John; two brothers, Jack and his wife Wendy, and Bud and his wife Nancy, all of Middleburg, VA; three sisters, Evelyn Andrews Bell of Nashua, NH, Susan Cline and her husband Herb of Chelmsford, MA, and Sarah Andrews of Chelmsford, MA; his step-mother Shirley Andrews of Chelmsford, MA; his aunts and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Dana was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Evelyn Andrews of Dracut, Massachusetts, and his sister Kathleen Byrt and her husband Brian of Pittsburgh, PA. Services will be held within a month on St. John and at a later date in York Beach, Maine.