In Loving

Andrew S. Litak

November 17, 1956 – August 4, 2023

Andrew Stanislaw “Andy” Litak, 66, died on Friday, August 4, 2023, at Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Virginia after a long illness.

Andrew (Andy) was born on November 17, 1956, in Poland to Emil Litak and Stanislawa (Stella) Litak. White in Poland his father taught Physics and Chemistry and was also a school principal and his mother taught mathematics. Andy gained his B.S., in Electrical Engineering from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania and had a successful career as an Engineer. Andy worked for Thompson Electronics (formerly RCA) and Lockheed Martin. He married Gladys Chikobo Kapande, his sweetheart, as he affectionately called her. Gladys runs her own business called Angel Group Home Assisted Living and Blessing Group Home LLC, for Elderly people. They have been married for 10 years.

Andrew was an adventurer who loved to travel and experienced different cultures in his travels. He wanted to learn Gladys’s Zambian language and asked most of the Zambians he met to teach him. The first word he learned was unfortunately not a pleasant word as he asked the wrong person. Andy loved to ride his motorbikes. He often traveled with his beloved dog, Bart, who was his travel companion before he met Gladys. Andy loved cruising on his boat, he also loved to swim and golf.

Andrew is survived by his wife Gladys; his brother, Peter, and his wife, Karen; sister, Grace, and her husband, Joe; nieces Katie and Alexandra; nephews Brent, Alexander, Pierce, and Nicholas.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Affinity Funeral Service – Mechanicsville Chapel, 8074 Mechanicsville Tnpk, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Donations and condolences may be offered at Angel Group Homes.

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Gladys would like to express her appreciation to everyone who supported her in prayers, notes of condolences and encouragement, phone calls, and presence during this so difficult time. Gladys would like to give special thanks to first of all her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for carrying her through, Evance Chanda, Gladys Jones, Mabel Kasaini, Jackie, Maureen, Mrs. Edwina Richmond, her sweet Patricia, Lynette and her mother, Mrs. Harriett Chitalu, Bishop Matilda Safwali, Milika in South Africa, my auntie Martha Musonda (AKA small mother). Munta in Zambia and her staff in both Zambia and the United States, my family in Zambia and England, and around the world. You all have no idea how much you made lighted this heavy load I was carrying.