Jacob R. Nenichka, 93, of Avoca, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at his home. Born in Swoyersville on July 26, 1927, he was the son of the late Joseph Nenichka and Mary (Zamanchak) Adamcik Nenichka.
Jake was a former member of SS Peter and Paul Church, Avoca and a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. He graduated from Swoyersville High School, then joined the US Army and served in Japan during WWII. After the war, Jake attended computer science school in California and worked for many years as a computer tech for Northrop Grumman Aircraft, California. Jake retired from the Sayreville NJ. Water Dept., after many years of employment.
Jake was a member of the Pittston VFW, the American Legion, Swoyersville, and the Knights of Columbus, Pittston and was a member and caterer for the Sayre Woods Elks Lodge 2229 and was the ELK of the year from 1978-1979 in New Jersey. For many years, he and his wife Edith were very active with the Salvation Army. Jake was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his
daughter Machelle Mecca and his siblings Albert, Frank, and Joseph Adamcik, his sister Helen Kubik and brother Sylvester Nenichka.
Jake is survived by his wife of 66 years, Edith (Hufford) Nenichka, his son Jake and his wife Patty Nenichka, of South River, NJ and daughter Karen Erdek and her husband Mike, of Falls. Also surviving is his son-in-law Danny Mecca, grandchildren Jacob and Kevin Nenichka, Daniel (Astrid) Mecca, Tiffany (Michael) Colantuono, Nicole (Michael) Cortese and Ryan (Cheleice) and Kyle (Liz) Erdek, great-grandchildren Jenna, Anthony, and Mikey Colantuono, Roman and Vincent Cortese, Liyah, Jacob, Jaxon and Evelyn Erdek, his brother Joseph of May’s Landing, NJ and numerous, nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 1:00pm at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 217 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont with Fr. Thomas Petro officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday morning for a walk-through viewing from 11:00am until time of service at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. If attending the viewing or mass, please be mindful that facial masks and safe social distancing are mandatory per CDC regulations.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army of Wilkes-Barre, 17 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.