Hans Andrew (Andy) ChristensenJune 2, 2022 Oxford, PA Happiest When Out Under the Sun or Stars
Hans Andrew (Andy) Christensen of Oxford, PA, passed away June 2, 2022. The son of the late Sally and Ivar Christensen, he is survived by his son Andrew, and sisters Kathryn Clement, Melanie Hohag, and Linda Rasmussen.
Andy graduated from Nether Providence High School in Wallingford, then Widener University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He discovered his love for golf, and successfully pursued his certification as a PGA Professional. Andy worked at numerous country clubs in the Philadelphia region, including Springhaven, Penn Oaks, and Concord. Upon retiring from professional golf, he became a sales rep for American Packaging. He enjoyed driving and the West, making several cross country trips with friends.
Thanks to his years in Boy Scouts, Andy developed a true love of the great outdoors. From going to Philmont, canoeing the Boundary Waters, winter camping, and hiking on the Appalachian Trail, to salmon fishing in Alaska and making his own lures for fishing in local waters, he was happiest when out under the sun or stars.
If you wish to make a donation in his memory, please give to either the Appalachian Trail Conservancy or Trout Unlimited (caring for and recovering rivers and streams). Services are private.
Arrangements by Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, PA.
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Esther and I send our love and prayers at Andys passing and though we really didn’t know him we know he will be missed.
God bless you my dear cousins!
Andy was my oldest and dearest friend. We shared more adventures that I can recall starting with Boy Scouts Troop 277 with dozens of Appalachian Trail hikes, camping trips, canoe trips, freeze outs, and summer camps, culminating with our trip to Philmont. We toured the western U.S. right after high school and before college started, convinced that if we didn’t do it then we’d never find the time to do it in the future. But we did find time, going to Alaska and fishing for every kind of fresh and saltwater fish we could. Later we toured Arkansas and fished every river in the state for Rainbow and Brown Trout. We made it a point not just to get by in the outdoors but to thrive, which we did well with Andy’s awesome cooking skills over a campfire, regardless of weather. All through this time Andy was a regular visitor to our family cabin in the finger lake region of New York. It was most peaceful during thunderstorms while we sat on the cabin porch, playing Gin or Backgammon, and watching the rain fall on the pond. We decided to test our winter skills by going up to the cabin in January. Everything was covered with snow and the pond was frozen. For some reason we decided to race across the pond and at the end Andy slipped and fell back hitting his head hard on the ice. It became obvious he needed to get to a doctor. During our drive into town we could see gliders up in the sky. Andy would say excitedly “Look at the gliders!” He had a pretty good concussion and so had no short term memory and so every half mile or so he would again shout out “Look at the gliders!” Afterward from time to time I’d point in the sky and say “look at the gliders!” We’d both get a good chuckle out of that. Andy was proud of his Norwegian heritage, of his family, and most of all his son Drew. He will be missed for the rest of my life.
Please accept our sincerest sympathy from your family at The Leif Ericson Viking Ship .. I only met Drew once when our ship was sailing on the Octoraro Reservoir …
Sending our Thoughts and Prayers to Drew and his family during this difficult time. I did not have the privilege to meet Andy, but he raised an amazing son who has become a blessing to our family. May God bring peace to all of you in the coming months.