An enduring gift for the family of a fallen soldier
Today we honor ​Andrew Joseph Kimmel
Andrew J. Kimmel, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 2, surrounded by family at the home of his daughter. He was married to the late Grace Stoquert Kimmel, who preceded him in death in 1988. They were married in 1955 after knowing each other for just 2 months.

Surviving are Deborah Quick and husband Gary of Blooming Grove, Martha Shermanski and fiancé Rick Freiermuth of Beach Lake, son and best friend Lynn Kimmel of Honesdale, Lisa LoBasso and husband Joseph of Honesdale. In addition, Andrew and his wife, Grace, raised Joyce Higgins of Olyphant. Also surviving are his grandchildren who he adored & they truly adored him: Kelly Deah & husband Keith, Gary Quick, Joshua LoBasso, and Justin LoBasso. He had three great-grandsons: Connor, Zachary, and Ethan Deah. Andy was preceded in death by an infant great grandson, Travis.
Andy was born January 19, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY and at a young age moved to Beach Lake, PA with family. He later joined the US Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He learned the skill of operating heavy machinery during his service time, and used those skills until retirement.

Andy helped anyone who needed help, without question. He knew how to fix just about anything. In his earlier days he enjoyed hunting. Up until his last days, he continued to be easy going and loved to joke around, often playing jokes on others. He will be deeply missed by his family and those who knew him.

Calling hours will be Friday, May 5 from 1-3 at Teeter's Funeral Home, Hawley. The Memorial Service will be 3:00 at the funeral home immediately following calling hours. Private burial services will be at St Mary's Cemetery in Honesdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, PA  18447 or Pike County Humane Society, PO Box 255, Milford, PA  18337.

What we do

Mosaics for Heroes creates poster sized memorial Mosaics for families of our fallen soldiers. There is no charge to the family for the Mosaic. Families can choose to use their own pictures to make the Mosaic or they can use our database of patriotic photos. A typical mosaic will contain approximately 4000 tiny photo cells (sample below). Together, these cells are arranged to give life to the main image of the Mosaic. The Mosaics are created, printed and shipped directly to the family and are sized to fit into a poster sized frame (24" by 36").

Mosaics for Heroes is a Non-Profit organization, so we rely on donations to keep the service going. Please consider using the GoFundMe link above to donate today!

sample mosaics


The Mosaic tiles represents everything wonderful about our country; all the things we often take for granted. Your soldier’s sacrifice should remind ALL of us that it's worth standing up and fighting for our way of life. I for one want to make sure that you know that I am thankful to him/her for keeping our liberties and freedoms safe.

Never Forget.