The Family of Andy Durborow of West Caldwell, Huddle Inn and Mangia-Questa Owner, James Caldwell Teacher and Coach, Have Announced His Death
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The family of Andy Durborow has announced that he passed away on Friday at the age of 75. His family and friends are deeply saddened by their loss and the community will mourn his absence.
Born in Glen Ridge, Andy was a lifelong resident of Caldwell and West Caldwell. He attended St. Aloysius School and Grover Cleveland High School in Caldwell.
For over 24 years, he taught at James Caldwell High School and also served the school as the Head Football Coach, achieving several undefeated seasons, and as Head Golf Coach. In 1981, the Star Ledger newspaper named him the “Coach of the Year.” After retiring, Andy continued to volunteer as a football coach for James Caldwell, Clifton High School, and Orange High School. He was inducted into James Caldwell's Hall of Fame and received the same honor at Montclair State University.
Andy was also well-known in the community for his hospitality; he was a co-owner of the Huddle Inn in Fairfield and owner of Mangia-Questa in Verona.
"Andy was an exceptional and inspiring public speaker and touched so many throughout his life," a family member commented.
Andy is predeceased by his father Howard and his mother Helen Durborow who was the first councilwoman of Caldwell. Surviving him are:
The arrangements for Andy Durborow are as follows:
Message of Condolence
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Paul Ippolito-Dancy Memorial. Notes of sympathy to the Durborow Family may be written online here.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Essex First Aid Squad would be greatly appreciated.