Born in Everett, Washington, on Feb. 19, 1931, Andrew John Honzel ’53 was the third child of Lucille (Hanlon) and Andrew Honzel Sr. In the mid 1940s the family settled in Klamath Falls, where Andy attended Sacred Heart Academy before graduating from Bellarmine Preparatory School and SCU. Andy married Beverly Young in 1953, settling in Klamath Falls and together raising three children, Mark, Drew, and Karen. The family moved to the Portland area in 1967. Andy was an avid duck hunter, enjoyed trout fishing, loved a good game of tennis, didn’t like to lose at any sport, and always enjoyed his time with family and friends boating on Lake Oswego or Shasta Lake. With a storied career in the wood products business, Andy was a driving force in the growth of Columbia Forest Products—from a single plant in Klamath Falls to the largest producer of hardwood plywood and veneer in North America. He was especially proud that the company became employee-owned under his leadership. He passed gently away on June 18, 2019, surrounded by family at his Lake Oswego home. Andy was preceded in death by son Mark Honzel ’76 and by wife Beverly. He is survived by children Drew (Betsy) Honzel ’78 and Karen (Mike) Musica; grandchildren Tyler (Nicole) Honzel, Dana (Greg) Angelos ’10, Hannah Honzel, Victoria Honzel, Allison Musica, Ellen Honzel, Eric Musica, and Jack Honzel; as well as three great-grandchildren. A man of deep and unwavering faith, he credited God for all that was good. Andy had a long tradition of community involvement, and after his retirement was able to use his considerable talents for the benefit of others.

27 Aug 2019