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Andrew Kaferlein, 66, Of Hastings

RIVERTOWNS, N.Y. -- Andrew Kaferlein, 66, of Hastings, died Sept. 15.

He was born April 22, 1949, in Queens, to Emma and Edward Kaferlein.

He was raised in Queens and, after graduating high school, joined the U.S. Army's 5th Infantry Division (mechanized).

He served his country in Vietnam from 1969-70 and was awarded a Purple Heart.

After his service, he settled in Massachusetts, where he began a career in telecommunications, married his first wife Sandy and became the father of two sons, Mark and Matthew.

He moved back to New York in 1978 and had a successful career installing telecommunication systems for large institutions.

In 2001, he received a commendation from the City of New York for his work to bring up the emergency response center in lower Manhattan immediately after the 9/11 attacks.

He retired from his last position as IVR Operations Manager for NYC DoITT in 2014.

In 1987, he met his third wife, Geri.

He is survived by her, his sons and their families: Mark, Amanda, Liam, Brooklyn and Quinn, and Matthew, Stephanie, Matthew Jr., Connor, Zachary and Lilly; his siblings and their families: Dina, Tommy, Nicholas, Cindy, Sophia, Bruce, Edward, Denise, Eddie and Ann; his in-laws Pat, Ralph, Jessica, Amanda, Chris and Matt; and his many friends.

His first wife, Sandy, and sister Anna predeceased him.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ballard Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Ave, White Plains.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.

He will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital (, the SPCA of Westchester (, or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (

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