Gerald “Jerry” Allardyce, 84, of Avoca, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. He was born in Avoca on April 21, 1936 and was the son of the late James and Margaret “Peg” Clifford Allardyce.
Jerry was a member of Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. He was a graduate of Avoca High School, and a graduate of the University of Hartford, CT with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for RCA Thompson Electronics for more than 40 years.
Jerry was a member of the West Side Social Club, Avoca and played a key role in rebuilding the club after the fire in 1996. He loved his weekly pitch games there and organized the annual pitch tournament for many years. He was an early member of the Avoca Jolly Boys and designed their first scoreboard. Jerry was an avid woodworker. He had built 10 grandfather clocks for his family that will be cherished for generations to come.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Ann Baclasky, and his brother James “Dyce” Allardyce.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen “Nellie” Bryk Allardyce; his children Linda and her husband Joseph Mitchell, of Pittston Twp., Michael and his wife Cheryl, of Columbus, OH, Brenda and her husband Michael Busch, of Duryea, Thomas and his wife Lisa, of Moosic, Eileen and husband James “Stu” Sperrazza, of Inkerman, and Carol and her husband Nicholas Kraser, of Avoca; grandchildren Joseph Mitchell and his companion Sabrina Baran, Emily and Maggie Kraser, and Maille, Jack and Michael Allardyce; his great-grandson due on May 14, Elijah Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Glenmaura Senior Living, Moosic and Compassionate Care Hospice, Taylor for their ongoing and exceptional care.
Private interment service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca. The family will have a memorial mass of Christian burial at a later date when family and friends can come together to celebrate Jerry’s life.
“Sheba, turn down the music. I am on my way”.
Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.