Obituary: Peace activist Andrew Shaubach dies at 77

February 17, 2012

U.S. expat Andrew Shaubach died Tuesday of complications from viral bronchitis after being hospitalized since December. 

Shaubach was second Vice Cmdr. of the American Legion’s Escazú Post, and clerk of the San José-based “Meeting.” He supported the Friends Peace Center and the adjacent hostel, Casa Ridgway, in San José. Shaubach also supported many other causes, including providing supplies to local school children. 

Shaubach was born on May 29, 1934, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in the United States, and recently lived in Costa Rica’s Central Valley for the past eight years, with a home in Escazú’s Bello Horizonte neighborhood, southwest of the capital. Shaubach had several successful real estate ventures, according to friends. 

He is survived by sons Craig and Andrew Shaubach, and companion Carmen Castillejo. A memorial service will be held at the Friends Peace Center next week, with a date to be determined.

You may be interested

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador
Weather
2103 views
Weather
2103 views

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador

AFP - December 10, 2017

Three people have died in Costa Rica, includiing two Swiss tourists, and one in El Salvador as a result of…

6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen
Environment and Wildlife
2481 views
Environment and Wildlife
2481 views

6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen

Lindsay Fendt - December 9, 2017

The jungle can be a scary place, and even for some of the fiercest of Costa Rica’s creatures, sometimes the…

National Geographic-Lindblad Expeditions ship makes first visit to Osa Peninsula
Cruises
2087 views
Cruises
2087 views

National Geographic-Lindblad Expeditions ship makes first visit to Osa Peninsula

The Tico Times - December 8, 2017

National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions touched down for the first time on Costa Rica's renowned Osa Peninsula this week for…