Beverly A. Andich, 86, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center, Rock Island. Burial is at the Hebrew Cemetery, Rock Island. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities or to the American Cancer Society. Beverly Ann Shapiro was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Monmouth, the daughter of Harry and Freda Slaterdowsky Shapiro. She married Marvin S. Andich on May 27, 1948, in Davenport. She was a member of Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center, Pioneer Women-Na'amat, B'nai B'rith Women, the Beth Israel Sisterhood, Rock Island County Bar Association Auxiliary and the Jewish Federation L'Chaim program. Beverly served as an election judge for many years and in earlier years was active in the Audubon School P.T.A. and was a Cub Scout den leader. She was famous for her chocolate chip cookies. Beverly loved playing Mah Jong and gardening. Survivors include her husband, Marvin; children (and spouses), Stephen (Marla) Andich, Rock Island, Susan (Dan) Horan, Chicago, and Alan (Mary) Andich, Belleville, Ill.; grandchildren, Dori (Jonathan) McGhee, Sarah Andich, Lucy Andich, Sadie Horan, Genevieve Horan, Fraya Andich and Elliott Andich; and great-grandchildren, Aleja Andich and Xavier McGhee. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Irwin and Marvin Shapiro. Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
Today is Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Merry sleigh bells jingle in our streets in the wake of a driving northwest storm of snow and rain. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Thomas Campbell was elected commander of John Buford Post 243, Grand Army of the Republic. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas B. Reidy was named consul of C.W. Hawes Camp No. 1550, and L.H. Eihl was named consul of Camp 29, Modern Woodmen of America. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island aldermen last night upheld the view of a petition signed by 150 businessmen that the city should not install parking meters. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Total volume during the Christmas mailing season may reach 12 million pieces in Rock Island, according to Rock Island Postmaster Carl J.L. Wessel. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The aromas filling the air at the Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island soon will be prime rib and roast duck rather than sawdust and plaster. A tourist train will be offering dinner excursions in mid-February or early March, according to Dan Carmody, executive director of the Development Association of Rock Island.