Andrew J. Archiopoli
Published in Charlotte Observer on March 30, 2011
Mr. Archiopoli, age 92, of Charlotte, passed away on Monday, March 28,
2011 of congestive heart failure. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Andy
was a WWII veteran (Army Air Corps) and a NYC Police Officer for 29 years.
He played baseball for the Maxwell Air Base team and professional baseball
after the war in the Alabama State League, playing shortstop and outfield.
In 1947, he led the league in home runs with 24 and batted .345. He loved
all sports, but later in life, golf became a passion that he shared with
two of his children and his grandson.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his children,
son Gerald of Staten Island, NY, and daughters Lynn of Charlotte and Susan
Noll of Vallejo, CA; grandson Thomas Archiopoli and his wife Sabrina of
Staten Island; brother and sister-in-law Angelo and Janet Archiopoli of
Brooklyn, NY, sister Theresa Ferrier of Brooklyn, NY, and numerous nieces,
nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his
loving wife of 59 years, Peggie, his parents, and five brothers.
Andy left New York in 1989 when he and Peggie retired to her hometown
of Ozark, AL. There he was able to enjoy his days playing golf and reconnecting
with many friends from his baseball years. In 2000, he and Peggie relocated
to Charlotte to live with their daughter. That gave him the opportunity
to explore Charlotte area golf courses.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday,
March 30, 2011 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, with the Reverend Frank
O'Rourke, Celebrant. Inurnment will follow in the columbarium. The family
will receive visitors from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. prior to Mass at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research
Condolences can also be expressed at www.harryandbryantfuneralhome.com.