SPECIAL TAPS REPORT
TO ALL ASA KOREA MEMBERS:

It is with extreme sorrow that I inform you of tne death on Sunday, January 21, 2007 of our former President and Founding
Father,
Andrew "Andy" Kavalecs. It was he, along with the late Dalton Harper, who began our organization, now known as ASA
Korea in 1996. Andy served as President from 1996 until January, 2006.

Andy has fought the 'good fight', dealing with a serious illness for well over a year. He died at the VA Medical Center in
Lebanon, PA Codolences may be sent to his widow,
Dolores Kavalecs, 47 Truman Street, Palmyra, PA 17078.

Please remember Andy and Dolores and their sons in prayers. We will miss Andy as we thank Almighty God for his service in
the ASA and his loyalty to all ASA Korea members.

We will remember Andy at our annual memorial service during our 2007 reunion in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnshire in
October.

Let us pray, Almighty God, grant unto our brother and comrade, Andy Kavalecs, a peaceful and merciful rest, with a victors
crown of glory. We pray You will console the hearts of his family and his fellow comrades in ASA Korea as we commend his
soul to the everlasting living Lord of all, Jesus the Christ of God, ever trusting in the resurrection to eternal life, through the
same Jesus, the Lord's Christ. As we mourn, yet we rejoice knowing of the strong faith Andy and Dolores shared in the Word
of God. Jesus said, "Where I am, there you will be also". I believe Andy now is in the eternal Presence of his Lord.

God rest you, dear friend, and fellow traveler along the Way. Jesus has taught us that life is eternal and that love cannot die.
The love that Andy had for ASA Korea is a happy memory we all can share. In the name of the risen Lord Jesus Christ,
Amen and Amen.

Rev. Charles "Preacher" Knappenberger, Chaplain, ASA Korea
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Andrew M. Kavalecs

Andrew M. Kavalecs, 72, of Truman Street, Palmyra, died Sunday, January 21, 2007 in the Lebanon VA Medical Center.
Born December 6, 1934 in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Andrew M. and Anna I. (Ruffi) Kavalecs.

He retired as a German teacher from the Milton Hershey School in 1992 after 29 years of teaching and from the U.S. Army
Reserves after 22 years service in 1994. He was a 1961 graduate of Penn State University and in 1972 received his
Master's degree in German. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church, Annville; Knights of Columbus, Council
#9875, Annville; Spring Creek Lodge F. & A.M. #0802, Hershey; and a social member of the Hershey Italian Lodge.  He
was an Army Security Agency Veteran of the Korean War, member of Palmyra American Legion #72, Palmyra VFW
#6417, and was past president from 1996 to 2006 of the Army Security Agency Korea Veterans Association. He enjoyed
hunting grouse and deer and trout fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Dolores A. (Vallot) Kavalecs; sons Stephen J. Kavalecs and Andrew M., husband of
Jennifer Kavalecs all of Harrisburg; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is the last surviving member of his
immediate family and in addition to his parents was preceded in death by a brother Stephen Kavalecs and a sister Anna
Jupina.
Memorial services will be held 10:30 AM on Friday, January 26, 2007 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 125 South Spruce
Street, Annville preceded by a visitation from 9:30-10:30 AM. Burial will be in Hershey Cemetery at the convenience of
the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lebanon VA Medical Center Hospice Unit, 1700 South Lincoln Street,
Lebanon, PA 17042-7597 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 104, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  
Condolences may be shared at BuseFuneralHome.com

Published in the Patriot-News on 1/23/2007.