Schofield Andrews Jr.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Schofield (Scho) Andrews Jr. died peacefully on Feb. 24, 2020, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He was 97 years old. Scho was born on April 28, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Schofield Andrews and Lilian Forsyth (Brown) Andrews.

Scho graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., in 1940 and earned a degree in history from Harvard University, graduating in three years and enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1943. He was transferred to the Office of Strategic Services, X-2 (counterespionage), and served with British Intelligence, MI6, Section 5, European Theatre of Operations from 1943 to 1946. Returning to civilian life, Scho was a master at St. Paul’s School, teaching French and German for a year, then joined the Central Intelligence Agency as an agent in Berlin. In 1950, he returned to the U.S. and married Mary Stair Dempwolf of York, Pa. (divorced in 1963), whom he had met while summering in Northeast Harbor. Scho then pursued his lifelong love of language and culture, receiving an M.A. in French from Middlebury College and an A.M. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from Harvard University. He taught French, German and Latin at the Brooks School in North Andover, Mass., while also serving in administrative roles as head of middle school and assistant headmaster. In 1959, Scho returned to Harvard, where he was assistant dean of Harvard College, secretary of the faculty of arts and sciences and a lecturer in French and in linguistics until he retired in 1968.

Scho resided full time in Northeast Harbor from his retirement until 1987. In 1969, he married Judith (Jude) Helen Ogilvie of Montreal, Canada. He served as a vestryman of St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea, president of the NEH Tennis and Swim Club, vice president of the Pot and Kettle and a member of the NEH Library corporation. In 1987, Scho and Jude moved to Jackson Hole, Wyo., and in 2002 to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, to be closer to Jude’s family.

Scho was an intrepid traveler, often living in a country for several months and typically learning the language if he did not already know it. Scho was fluent in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian. He was fascinated by the structure and origin of language and studied Latin, Greek, Sanskrit and Medieval French.  Scho enjoyed reading and opera, and he was an avid hiker, cross-country skier, naturalist and sailor.

Scho is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Jude, his four children, Mary Stair Andrews, Schofield Andrews III, Lilian F. B. Andrews and Laurence F. B. Andrews, his seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Stuart B. Andrews and Stockton A. Andrews.

Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH 03301 or to a conservation organization of your choice.

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