Andrea N. Walton
On Thursday, April 8, 2021, Andrea Newman Walton passed away at the age of 71.
Andrea was born in Rochester on November 6, 1949, the youngest child of Richard and Doris Pelletier Newman, and spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Honeoye Falls, NY.
Andrea is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert C. Walton of York, NY, and her daughter, Michelle Worden, and son-in-law, George Worden, sister Beverly (James) Botsko of Michigan, nephew Jamie (Elizabeth) Botsko, niece Amanda (Josh) Botsko-Wilson, great-nieces and nephew. Andrea was preceded in death by her daughter, Sarah Walton, and her parents, “Dick and Polly” Newman.
Andrea married Robert on July 11, 1969 and raised her family in York, NY. When her girls were getting a little older, she decided to return to college to finish her degree. She graduated magma cum laude from SUNY Geneseo in 1985, with a bachelor's degree in communications. Andrea was proud of her accomplishment-all while raising and caring for her family at the same time. She went on to have a fulfilling career as the Public Information Coordinator for Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, retiring in 2011.
She enjoyed fishing, boating and spending time with her husband, daughter and son-in-law, and their beloved rescue dog Cooper, as well as friends at their fishing camp on the St. Lawrence River. It was not unheard of that she outfished her husband Rob on occasion. Andrea also enjoyed spending time with family and friends she held dear.
Due to COVID, there will be no prior calling hours. A celebration of life will be held at a time and date to be announced in the summer. A private interment will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, York, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the York Fire Department, P.O. Box 409, York, NY 14592.