Evelyn Jean (Yates) Andolsek, age 95, passed away Tuesday, August 16th, 2021 at UH Geneva Medical Center. Born Evelyn Jean Yates, on May 18th 1926 in Saybrook Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howell & Ethel Yates. Growing up on the family farm in Saybrook she attended Ashtabula High School graduating in 1944. Jean was noted as an athlete in her high school years and continued with her love of sports playing semi-professional baseball for the Painesville “Arcadians” who were the Ohio State Champions of 1942. Her athletic credits also include playing women’s basketball and professional roller skating. Jean met the love of her life, Thomas George Andolsek while roller skating and the two wed on May 26th 1949 and spent the next 63 years together. Jean was a devoted mother raising two children, and then continued onto a career in the cafeterias of the Ashtabula Area City Schools. She retired from the schools to take on the next chapter of her life, being a grandmother. A lifelong member of the Saybrook community she was an active member with Saybrook United Methodist Church and the Saybrook Grange for many years. Jean’s talents were many but she was most noted for her baking, particularly apple pie, and assisting with the Burchfield family reunion. She was a life long Cleveland sports fan particularly her beloved Cleveland Indians. She loved to yell baseball plays at the television set. She loved her daily doughnut, hot coffee, and spending time with friend and family. Jean is survived by her son Timothy Andolsek (Barbara), daughter Shelley Roberts Hitzel (Chuck), Grandchildren Tom Roberts (Ralph Williams), Sherri Dingman (Rob), Kimberly Milletta (Brian Clark), Charlie Hitzel, Tracie Johns (Mark), Max Hitzel, Jim Buck (Beth), Dallas Hitzel (Connie) Sister-in-Laws Jeanette Yates, Beverly Spear, and Joanne Andolsek, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Howell & Ether Yates, her husband of 63 years Thomas George Andolsek and her brother Roland Yates. Visitation will be held on Friday August 20th from five to seven p.m. with a celebration of life at seven p.m. at Guerriero funeral home 1550 W 19th St. Ashtabula Ohio. Masks are requested at this time. Donations in Jeans honor may be made to Saybrook United Methodist Church or The Saybrook Township Fire Department.
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