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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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