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James P. McAndrew

James P. McAndrew, 67, of Duryea passed away unexpectedly on May 22, 2020. Born May 12, 1953, he was the son of the late James and Matilda (Glodzik) McAndrew, Duryea.

“Jim” was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. He was a 1971 graduate of Pittston Area High School. Jim had an incredible work ethic and was very driven to become a successful entrepreneur. After high school, he pursued his true passion of making his mark in the auto mechanics industry and started Guaranteed Auto Sales & Service, with his now brother-in-law, Ronald Moran. Jim has been in the car business for 50 years and thoroughly enjoyed meeting and helping every customer who walked through the door.


He married his childhood sweetheart and love of his life, Janis (Moran) McAndrew in 1980 and they would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on the 21st of June.


Jim loved spending time with his family and friends, going to flea markets, antiques, cooking delicious holiday meals for his family, shopping and going out to lunch with his wife on Sundays, and his iPad (his favorite gift). He always made people laugh and was great at telling stories, reminiscing about the good old

days. His life lessons and advice will forever be cherished by his children.


He was a loving husband, proud father, caring uncle, wonderful cousin, and supportive friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


His brother, Thomas McAndrew, in addition to his parents, preceded him in death.


Jim will be deeply missed by his wife of 40 years, Janis McAndrew; daughter, Kristy and husband, John Simonitis, Shavertown; son, James McAndrew, Duryea; nieces, Lisa Meholchick, Idaho, Brenda Rosencrans, Duryea, Denise Stalica, Old Forge, Holly Zbysheski, Duryea; nephews, Dr. James Gorman, New Jersey, Ronald Moran, Duryea; many cousins, and other family and friends.


Jim’s family will celebrate his life privately. Interment service will be held at 12pm Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. Masks and appropriate distancing are required if attending.


Arrangements by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.


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snapper0
Jul 07, 2020

I just learned of Jimmy's passing and am very sorry to hear it. My sincere condolences to the family. He was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. I wish I stopped in more often.

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gata471
gata471
Jun 02, 2020

Rest in Paradise Big Jim. You always made me laugh. We had some great talks. I know your up there with Tommy and my brother Joe catching up. Prayers to Janis and your family.♡ Sleep with the Angels


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malelack
Jun 01, 2020

So Sorry, he was a great guy. Condolences to the Family.

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cooch225
May 31, 2020

Janis and family,

Tom and I are so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. He truly was a very kind and happy guy. Tom just saw him 2 weeks ago at the shop and will miss his many conversations with him. Sending love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Debbie and Tom Sharek

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gailsail2017
May 30, 2020

Janis and family, we're so sorry for your loss. Jerry has many good memories with Jim at the garage. Love, from Jerry McGuire, Katie McGuire, and Gail

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