An­drew J. Fetcho

Jan­uary 12, 2019

The Times-Tribune - - OBITUARIES -

An­drew J. Fetcho, 76, of Eynon, died peace­fully sur­rounded by his fam­ily on Satur­day morn­ing at home after an ill­ness. His wife is the for­mer Jean Ho­men­tosky. The cou­ple cel­e­brated 48 years of mar­riage on July 18.

Born in Jes­sup, he was the son of the late Thomas and Jus­tine Po­vanda Fetcho. He was a grad­u­ate of St. Michael’s Parochial School, Jes­sup High School, class of 1960, and later re­turned to school at age 57 earn­ing a de­gree from Lack­awanna Col­lege. He served on ac­tive duty with hte Penn­syl­va­nia Na­tional Guard 109th In­fantry for sev­eral years. Andy was em­ployed at Had­don Crafts­men Scran­ton for 32 years un­til its clos­ing. After re­ceiv­ing his de­gree, he worked as an in­struc­tional as­sis­tant in spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion for the Old Forge School Dis­trict with as­sign­ments in both Val­ley View and River­side high schools.

He was a life­long mem­ber of St. Michael’s Church, Queen of An­gels Parish in Jes­sup, where he served on the St. Michael’s Ceme­tery Com­mit­tee. He was also a mem­ber of the Jes­sup Carbino Club.

Andy was proud of his many ac­com­plish­ments in the lo­cal sports scene. He ex­celled as a short­stop in base­ball where he helped the Jes­sup semi-pro team to the Lack­awanna League cham­pi­onship in 1959 and was a 10-time all-star in the Scran­ton As­so­ci­a­tion Base­ball League and the Mid Val­ley and Schautz soft­ball leagues where he re­ceived the Joseph Pet­ti­nato Me­mo­rial Award for out­stand­ing play and sports­man­sh­hip. He was a four-year player on the Jes­sup Green­wave foot­ball team and played bas­ket­ball in the Scran­ton As­so­ci­a­tion and In­dus­trial leagues. He was one of the founders of the Jes­sup Teener League and coached Lit­tle League base­ball for the Carbino Club and served as biddy and fifth grade bas­ket­ball coach at St. Michael’s School, Jes­sup.

He was a lov­ing and de­voted hus­band, son, fa­ther, brother, un­cle and friend to ev­ery­one and will be es­pe­cially missed by his beloved dog, Cot­ton. He was an avid fan of the Bos­ton Red Sox Fan, New York Gi­ants and the Val­ley View Cougars.

The fam­ily would like to thank Dr. Mario Se­bas­tianelli, Dr. Lak­shmi Mizin, Dr. Samir Pan­choly and the staff of Al­lied Re­hab Hos­pi­tal and Al­lied Ser­vices Home Hos­pice for their won­der­ful care.

Also sur­viv­ing are his son, An­drew T. Fetcho Jr., Eynon; his mother-in-law, Marie Ho­men­tosky, Eynon; sis­tersin-law, Louise Fetcho, Jes­sup; and Marie Batzel, Roar­ing Brook Twp.; brothers-in-law, Joseph Ho­men­tosky and wife, Na­dine, Jes­sup; and Ed­ward Ho­men­tosky and wife, Lori, Peckville, many nieces and neph­ews, god­chil­dren and cousins.

He was also pre­ceded in death by his brother, Thomas Fetcho, on Dec. 25; his fa­therin-law, Joseph Ho­men­tosky Sr.; and a nephew, Jake Batzel.

The fu­neral will be Wed­nes­day from the Louis M. Mar­gotta Fu­neral Home, 511 Church St., Jes­sup, with Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church, Queen of An­gels Parish, First Av­enue, Jes­sup. In­ter­ment, parish ceme­tery, Jes­sup.

Friends may call Tues­day from 4 to 7 p.m. For on­line con­do­lences, visit www.mar gotta­fu­ner­al­

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