Andrea (Andi) F. Glasgow Cashman Hutchison, 80, of Mechanicsburg, PA passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 in UPMC West Shore. She was born in Coburn on March 3, 1940 to the late Woodrow M. and Marjorie S. (Snyder) Glasgow.
She spent her early years in Coburn, PA and her teenage years in Millheim, PA. She played the trumpet in the Penns Valley Marching Band and in the Millheim American Legion Band. She was a 1957 graduate of Penns Valley Area High School, the first class to graduate from the newly built school consolidating Spring Mills, Rebersburg, Centre Hall, and East Penns Valley High Schools. After graduation she moved to Harrisburg, PA where she was hired by Bell of PA as an operator in their traffic department. She was a Directory Assistance supervisor for many years and taught numerous other young ladies to be operators. She also played on the telephone company softball team and was editor of the Capital City Challenger, a company publication that reported interesting happenings in the lives of many employees in her department. In 1976 the Directory Assistance functions were transferred to Wilkes Barre, PA, so she transferred to the Budget and Force Group. While there she forecasted force needs and annual budgets for the different labor groups for the Central Area entities. In 1990 her job duties were transferred to Pittsburgh so she moved to the Plant Department where she held jobs as a receiving clerk, LMOS updater, assignment clerk, and finally a Maintenance Administrator. She became an in-house trainer for new MA’s and retired from the company, then known as Verizon, in June, 1998. In August of that year she began a new career in the healthcare field by becoming a Personal Care Assistant at Country Meadows, West Shore Campus and a Home Health Aide for Kelly Home Health. Later she began working independently as a home health aide so she could travel to Florida during the winter months.
She was Vice-Queen of the Candy Apple Red Hatters, mistress of ceremonies for the Ding-A-Ling Reunion, President of the Telephone Ladies Chit-Chat and the Telecom Pioneers. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg and their women’s group, Friendly Circle.
Andrea was a very charismatic and generous person who would always make time to help those in need and volunteered her free time to various activities such as the Hug-A Bear program which provided handmade teddy bears to children in local hospitals. She was part of the Telephone Pioneer Clown Unit, where she was known as Lollipop the Clown, and travelled to hospitals, fairs, and other community events. She also enjoyed volunteering her time at her church, helping to prepare holiday meals. She had battled cancer and was cancer-free for 20+ years. Andrea enjoyed travelling, shopping, playing cards, cooking, collecting teddy bears and researching family history.
Surviving is her husband, James “Jim” Hutchison, whom she married in 2013, of Mechanicsburg and his children, James Hutchison Jr (Barb) and Jeff Hutchison (Kathy), both of Mechanicsburg, and Maddy Henning (David) of Maryland. Also surviving are her niece, Nicole Roberts and children, Wyatt and Faith; and sister-in-law, Karen Glasgow, all of Spring Mills. Andrea was predeceased by her brother, Martin W. Glasgow.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 216 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
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Grace United Methodist Church
216 S. Market Street, Mechanicsburg PA 17055