Andrew Chapman

Andrew J. ""Andy"" Chapman

Friday, April 19th, 1929 - Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Andrew Chapman, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Andrew Chapman

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Andrew's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Andrew's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Andrew J Chapman was 2 weeks short of 90 years old when he passed in his sleep at around 6:30 AM on April 4, 2019. He was usually known by family and friends as Andy.
Andrew was married to his wife Thelma D (Slater) on July 2, 1949 for a total of 69 years.
After his marriage to Thelma, they settled in Syracuse, NY where Andy worked at GE. In 1950 they had their only son, David and in 1952 me, their only daughter Patricia. After I was born they moved to Hammond, NY where he had his own TV and appliance repair company. Later he quit TV and appliance repair and started his own paving company called Nelson Company Paving. In 1962, he started taking us to Sebring, FL for the winters as snowbirds where he also ran his Paving business. Around 1968-1969, he was able to build a dam and make a beautiful lake near Rossie, NY. A long the way, he enjoyed being a private airplane pilot and going garage sale hunting. Also, in his later years, he had a gold and silver business.
While growing up, I remember how much he liked to entertain with his card and coin magic tricks. He also enjoyed singing and playing a variety of musical instruments by ear. His favorites were a guitar, harmonica and the piano. He was also a licensed Amateur Radio Operator (Ham) and enjoyed many hours chatting with people around the country and sometimes the world.
As a child, the one memory when I felt he was a magician was how he made me believe he could move the moon from one side of the car to the other. Dad would always say close your eyes and don’t peak and I’ll move the moon. It took a while to figure out he was doing this by simply going around a curve in the road. I never did figure out most of his card tricks except one and that was because I just happened to be standing behind him while he was performing it for someone else. He didn’t know I was there and I saw how he pulled it off.
Dad was preceded by his wife, Thelma D (Slater) Chapman; his only son, David Andrew Chapman; his father, Samuel Chapman; his mother, Grace (Greenfield) Chapman; his brother, William Chapman; and his two sisters, Ella Constandy and Mildred Kinney. He is survived by his only daughter, Patricia (Chapman) Isaacson; his two brothers, Harold and Thomas Chapman; and his four sisters, Helen Eshleman, Ruth Brooks, Mary Schutt and Virginia Pielke. He also has several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Read Less

No funeral details available.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Andrew here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence


Posted at 06:02am
My condolences to the family. Continue to reflect on your cherished memories together. May God’s promise of a resurrection bring you comfort and hope during this difficult time. John 5:28, 29

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each