RE: Hi Blake Hi John, My grandfather was the only Andrukaitis man in my family I have ever know of - and he passed away before I was born of a heart attack. He died at the age of 69 and I understood he had a series of heart attacks previously before the last one claimed his life.
One more thing... Do you know who your Anthony Andriukaitis' father's name was? Just curious.... My Anthony (Antanas) had four brothers, Ignotas (Ignatius) Andriukaitis, Jonas (John) Andriukaitis, Kazimieras (Casmir) Andriukaitis, Tamosius (Thomas) Andriukaitis, and a sister, Ona (Anna) Andriukaitis. Looking at Al Andrews picture as a young child, wow, he looks a lot like my dad as a young child. Could be pure coincidence, but very similar.
RE: Andriukaitis Hi John, I've actually heard that Andrukaitis is pretty common in Lithuania. My great-grandfather's name was also "Anthony/Tony" and I recently discovered that the Lithuanian name is Antanas. His wife, my great-grandmother's name was Antanina. I do not know the Lithuaian version of Elizabeth for your great-grandmother. Still not certain of a connection here, but as I've discovered in genealogy, anything's possible!
Andruikaitis Hi John, I was searching Find-a-grave for any Andriukaitis/Andrukaitis surnames. My grandfather also passed away before I was born and his name was Vladas (Walter) Andrukaitis (dropping the "i" after the "r" at some point) and ironically, we changed our last name when I was a young child from Andrukaitis to Andrews. My great grandfather's name was Antanas (Anthony) Andrukaitis also. He was born in Lithuania in 1863. I don't believe he came to the USA with his son, Vladas - my grandfather. At any rate, just wanted to share my similar story with you. Best wishes. (Ms). Blake (Andrukaitis) Andrews.