Jul 15, 1944 - Oct 02, 2017
Dr. Raymond Hall Andrew passed away unexpectedly on October 2, 2017.
He was born and reared in Woodstock, IL. He attended Stanford University and the University of Illinois for his undergraduate and medical education. After graduating medical school, he served in the US Navy as a general medical officer and was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After completing his service, he completed a residency at the Langley Porter Institute in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Andrew practiced for 7 years in San Francisco before moving to Winston-Salem where he practiced from 1983 until his death.
Despite the arrival of managed care, Dr. Andrew continued to love his work. His philosophy of practice was straightforward—be reliable, helpful and available and treat the patients in your office as if they were honored guests in your home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Lorena Andrew. He is survived by his wife, Susan Willis Andrew of Winston-Salem and his son, Justin Grant Andrew of NYC. His family was always his first priority. He is also survived by his sister, Lynne Dickerson (Francis) of Los Gatos, CA, and his brother, John Andrew (Lori) of Leesburg, VA as well as 8 nieces and nephews and his very loved sister-in-law, Nancy Hunt (Bill).
He enjoyed life—golf, squash, traveling to study art history and collecting art. The laugh with which he was never without was infectious and memorable. He will be missed.
A private memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.
Anyone wishing to do so may make a donation in his memory to the Mental Health Association of Forsyth County at 1509 S. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem. NC 27103.
Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.
Sandra A McCormick
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Dr.Andrews.So sorry for the family.He was one of the most nicest and caring persons i have ever met.I have been a patient of his for 12to 14 yrs.I am so heartbroken,he was more like a father figure,that i could talk to about every thing going on in my life.He could always have me laughing when i was leaving,even if i came in crying.One thing for sure he is a angel in heaven,and will sure be missed here on earth. Much Love to Family, Sandra McCormick
We were so sorry and shocked to see Dr. Andrews obituary. I have often thought of both of you. [More you, but only because I knew you longer]
He always made me feel that I was an important part of the group. Bobby says, "He was the best doctor I ever saw." I definitely remember his infectious laugh and some of the happy comments from the patients, and I still miss not having your short bread at Christmas.
I will be thinking of you, take care of yourself.
Jan Postove Ortego
Susan and family,
There are not enough superlatives to describe Ray. Besides being so smart and vivacious, he was an excellent doctor who cared deeply about his patients. He took them seriously but could disarm anyone with his sense of humor and yes his laugh. He along with you always welcomed me into your home. He left us much too soon, but I can picture him and hear his voice in my mind. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I am sending love to you and all his family. He made a difference for better in this world which is exceptional. He would jokingly tell me to stop now, so I will.
Rochelle and I are shocked and saddened to learn of Ray's passing. Our thoughts are with you and the entire family.
I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Andrew's passing. He was such a good man and helped me very much. My prayers will be with you.
Dear Mrs Andrew and family and family.Words cannot express my sorry for the loss of Dr Andrew.I have been a patient of his except for a brief while after he left WSHC for 30 years.He always tried to help me with what I believe was with the most caring heart.He was so dedicated to his patients and I really am so saddened by the news of his passing.I feel that I don't know where to turn myself.God bless you and your family. Linda Mabe'
DEAR MRS ANDREW AND FAMILY I AM SADDENED TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF DR.ANDREW THEY SAY THERE ARE ANGEL S AROUND US I FOUND ONE 24 YEARS AGO HE WAS MY DR ANDREW WHO BROUGHT ME THROUGH A HORRENDOUS TRAGEDY IN MY LIFE AND I WILL BE ETERNALY GREATFULL MRS ANDREW MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOU'RE FAMILY GOD BLESS GARY
DR.ANDREW MY DR.FOR 24 YEARS. MY FRIEND 24 YEARS. TEARS OF SADNESS TODAY TEARS OF JOY WHEN WE MEET AGAIN AT HEAVEN S GATE Y TEARS OF JOY WHEN SE AGAIN AT HEAVEN S GATE
It was some 4 or 5 years ago during one of our sessions that Ray said to me, at some point “this” will end. I knew that was fact, but I didn’t want to acknowledge it. Now, it has – as I stare at my calendar and my Nov. 1st appointment.
I don’t have words to explain what Ray Andrew meant to me. More than doctor, more than friend.
He saved my life. I’ll start with that.
Then over the last sixteen years, he helped me rebuild it, one tiny brick at a time. How does one repay that? How does one adequately express gratitude? I can’t. Had he not been there for me, I wouldn’t be here now for my family, my patients, my business or myself.
Yes, he will be missed, by many. Those he loved for sure, but also by those of us he healed. We will find others, but for us, Ray Andrew will never be replaced. True originals are one of a kind and very rare indeed.
My prayers are for God’s peace to be with Ray’s family and friends at this most difficult time.
I have known Dr. Andrews since 1988 .He was my Doctor at WS Health Care and at his private practice. Wonderful Man.He will be greatly miss.Love him deeply. I'm sorry for the families lost. Brenda
God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7) jw.org
May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. Acts 24:15
I cannot put into words how much this saddens me to read about Dr. Andrew.. he was my doctor for over 30 years and brought me out of one of the worst times in my life. He was so caring, compassionate and truly loved his patients and truly wanted to help each and every one. He is going to be missed by so many. God truly got an angel back when he took him home. God be with all of his family and friends.
I went for my appointment today and learned my favorite Dr had passed away. I am so sorry for your loss. He was not just my Dr he was my friend. I loved talking with him about traveling and art. I was his patient 14 years. I will miss him. Again, I am sorry for your loss.
Dr. Andrew was exceptional in so many ways. He treated one more like a friend than patient. The last time we talked, he expressed pleasure in his work and the genuine "like"he had for his patients. I know heaven is a little brigjter by his presence. Thank you my dear friend for all the lives you touched, including mine.
Ann Marie Smith
I can not recall how many years he was my Dr. However, the impact he had on my life can not be measured in years.
I was overcome with hurt, pain, and loss when I learned of his passing.
He not only served as a man that cared and helped people, he served his country. That alone had my respect. As we got to know one another he earned my respect as my Doctor.
The community and country he served has endured a great loss.
My condolences to his family, friends, and patients.
I will keep them all in my prayers.
Much thankfulness and love to Dr. Raymond Andrew.
I just learned today of Dr. Andrew’s passing when I realized I needed a prescription refill. In short, he helped me so much through my journey with anxiety and depression that I had not seen him in many months. I read all of these comments and my heart swells. He touched so many lives. He was a remarkable doctor and human being. The most important things he taught me were to understand that this would pass, that anxiety can be managed and one can still be very successful. And also he took away the inherent shame that anxiety and depression carry with it. He did much to normalize these conditions for me and make me realize that these conditions aren’t character flaws. He will be greatly missed.