John Andrejko

John A. Andrejko

1935 - 2020

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Obituary of John A. Andrejko

John A. Andrejko, 84, of the Hudson section of Plains township, passed peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, while in the care of the Commonwealth General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. Born on April 27,1935, in Hughestown. He was a son of the late John Sr. and Viola Azarsky Andrejko. John was a graduate of the Hanover High School class of 1954. After graduating, he joined the United States navy and served a tour on the U.S.S. Canberra (CAG-2). During his service he attained the rank of an E-3 Seaman. John was honorably discharged and returned to the valley and was employed by Mary Macintosh Laundry, Wilkes-Barre where he worked as a salesman for the next fourteen years. During this time, on April 30,1960, John married the former Mary Ann Bonetski. Together they settled in the Hudson section of Plains and started a family raising their two sons: John Paul and Jeffrey. This year the couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. In 1972, John took a new job as the Laundry Supervisor at the White Haven Clinic where he was employed and retired from in 1997. During his retirement, John enjoyed spending the majority of his days with his grandchildren who he adored. He also found time to coach little league, take in a round of golf with his sons; or watching a ball game of one of his favorite Philly teams (The Phillies, Eagles, or the 76ers). John was a past member of the St. Joseph’s parish, Hudson, until the church merger with his current parish Saints Peter and Paul Church of Plains. He was preceded in death by his loving parents; sisters Ann Kraynak and Viola Andrejko; and brother Leo Andrejko. Surviving are his wife Mary Ann, at home; sons John Paul, Plains, and Jeffrey and his wife Annmarie, Plains; brothers Paul and his wife Audrey, Shavertown; Steven, Wilkes-Barre; sisters Charlotte Kratz and her husband Carl, Plymouth; and Christine Andrejko, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren Ashley, Julia, and Joshua Andrejko; along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for John will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020, at 9:15 a.m. from the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark, Plains. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. in Saints Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains with Rev. John Lambert, celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp. with military honors. Visitation will be held tonight at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018. For online condolences to the family and for directions to services, please visit www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.
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Thursday
6
February

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc.
55 Stark Street
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
5708222416
Friday
7
February

Funeral Service

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Friday, February 7, 2020
Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc.
55 Stark Street
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
5708222416
Friday
7
February

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, February 7, 2020
Saints Peter and Paul Church
13 Hudson Road
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
570-825-6663
Friday
7
February

Interment with Military Honors

11:30 am - 11:45 am
Friday, February 7, 2020
St. Mary's Cemetery
1594 S Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States