Andrew J. Fetcho
January 12, 2019
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 gottafuneralhomes.com.