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April 14, 1942
May 13, 2020
Colonel (Retired Air Force) Philip Andreski died on May 13th, 2020 after an eleven year battle against prostate cancer. He was born in Forest Hills, NY on April 14th, 1942 to Philip Andreski and Virginia Andreski (Selnack). He graduated from St. Mary's High School, Manhasset, NY in 1959 and Queens College, NYC in 1964. Upon graduation he attended Air Force Officer Training School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force in December 1964. He served in Vietnam from 1967-1968, and then assigned to the 47th Communications Group, Ent AFB, Colorado Springs, CO. It was during this tour he met his beloved wife Marilyn Krause, and they married in December 1970 in Quakertown, PA. Nine assignments later, including the White House Communications Agency as a Presidential Communications Officer, a two year tour in Turkey, Strategic Air Command as Vice Commander, and finally US Space Command, he retired in April 1992. He then worked for Industry for 20 years as a Director of Air Force Programs, BAE Systems. Upon retiring from BAE he actively supported and advocated for Veteran Support Organizations. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, his five children Bret, Dana, Jason, Craig (Desiree) and Lisa (Luke), and two grandchildren Rylee and Lincoln.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the Andreski family requests that donations be made to the United Veterans Coalition of Colorado, P.O. Box 603, 700 N. Colorado Blvd., Denver CO 80206.

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Published in The Gazette from May 17 to May 18, 2020.
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June 18, 2020
I was thinking of Col Andreski this morning. I knew that he lived in Colorado Springs but did not know that he had passed. I googled him this morning and found this obituary. I worked under him at Hq SAC. He presided at my retirement ceremony in 1988. Phil Andreski was one of the really good guys. My sincerest condolences to the entire family.
Bill Shipp
Major, USAF Retired
Bill Shipp
Served In Military Together
May 25, 2020
Phil was truly one of the good guys. He was mentor to many and friend to all. Successful throughout his life, his imprint on the Air Force communications community was strong and positive.
Skip Hardenburg
May 19, 2020
A 50 year co-worker and forever friend. Phil was respected by all and was an exceptional leader and commander. In 1980-81, Marilyn, Phil, and their 5 children had extremely small base quarters in Incirlik, Turkey but always found a spot for me to sleep during my travels between Incirlik and Diyarbakir. True loving friends throughout the years right up until our last evening together telling war stories in distinctive Andreski fashion. I will dearly miss his friendship, stories, and that unforgettable Andreski smile and laugh. Rest In Peace, my brother you truly are one of the good guys!
Harry (Ret)
Served In Military Together
May 18, 2020
Served with Phil couple of times and considered him a true friend. Saw him and Marilyn quite often when I put in the switches at AFA, The Mountain and Space Command. Missed by all.
Norm Frucci
May 18, 2020
Sorry to hear about our collective loss. Phil was a great mentor to many of us in AFCEA and the USAF. He will be sorely missed. Kathy and I provide our condolences to the entire family (personal and professional).
Col Appleyard
Served In Military Together
May 18, 2020
Phil hired me for my first job after I retired from the Air Force. He was a terrific boss and mentor. I was amazed how many people knew Phil. Everywhere we went on our business travels, we'd meet people that had worked with or for Phil in his Air Force career. It was inspiring to see the respect all these individuals had for their former colleague or boss. He was a natural leader. My condolences to the family.
Jeff Devine
May 18, 2020
A great Commander. Go with God, Colonel.
Carolyn Bizzell
Served In Military Together
May 17, 2020
So sorry to hear of this. You always had our back and we thank you. Det 16 CAT, Incirlik AB, Turkey
Mike Potter
Served In Military Together
May 17, 2020
I was honored to serve the Col in Cheyenne Wyo. A fair and honest man to work for.
Glenn Haslem
Served In Military Together
May 17, 2020
Linda and I send our condolences to your family. Phil was a great friend both in the Air Force and in business starting with INET. We enjoyed his many visits to OFallon and his support of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association As Regional Vice President.
Ken Reiff
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