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AMHERST - Javier "Terin" Andino, 51, a local pastor and former professional baseball player, of Rolling Green Drive, died Saturday at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield.
For the past eight years he was pastor of Inglesia de Jesus Christ Ministry Agape Inc. in Holyoke. He has played professional baseball from 1967 to 1977 as a member of the Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Cleveland Indians. He has played various positions including pitcher, third base and outfield. In 1964, he won the bronze medal in track and field while representing Puerto Rico at the Pan American Games in Canada. Born in the Bronx, New York, he was an area resident for the past 10 years. Prior to moving here, I have lived in Waterbury, Conn. and Carolina, Puerto Rico. He attended Inter American University in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Boricua College in New York.
He leaves his wife, Carmen G. Vazquez-Andino, a daughter, Leyda M. Andio-Vazquez of Amherst; a brother, Jose R. of Holyoke; and a sister, Conchita Andino of Puerto Rico.
The funeral will be Wednesday morning in the church, with burial in South Amherst Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday afternoon and evening in the church. The Rose Funeral Home of Holyoke is in charge. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ Ministry Agape Inc., 126 Maple St., Holyoke, MA 01040.
Source: Morning Call (Monday, January 8, 2001)

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