John (Jake) Anderika
December 13, 2018


Mr. John (Jake) Anderika, 94, of Duryea, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Wesley Village, Pittston.

Born in Duryea, he was the son of the late Michael and Theresa Lepa Anderika and was a graduate of Duryea High School. As a young boy, he worked for Cremard's Farm, Duryea. In his earlier years, Jake helped to build the Duryea Little League. Prior to his retirement, Jake was employed by the former Wallace-Murray, Scranton for 35 years and Schott Optical, Duryea. After his retirement, he spent his years with his sons at East Coast Auto Electric, Duryea.

Jake was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Margaret (Peggy) Sealy Anderika, who passed away on May 1, 2008, brothers, George and Joseph and sisters, Anna Mazzaccaro, Mary McNulty and Helen Anderika.

Surviving are:
Son, Charles Anderika and his wife, Jo Ann, of Duryea
Son, John Anderika and his wife, Ruth, of Wyoming

Granddaughter, Rachel Anderika and her husband, Tucker Yaro, of Guilford, CT
Granddaughter, Lauren Anderika of Philadelphia

Step grandchildren
Step great grandchildren

Nieces and nephews

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Wesley Village for the care and compassion that was shown to John.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018, at 10:00 am at the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204Main Street, Duryea. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Duryea. A viewing will be held on Sunday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence for Jake's family, please visit the funeral home website, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Village, 209 Roberts Road, Pittston, PA 18640.


Guestbook Entries

Chuck and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Your dad always had that big smile on his face as well as a friendly greeting for everyone. He was a kind and gentle soul. As my friend C. Douglas stated, I too have great memories of both your parents back in the old SJB days. Somewhere in the great beyond, there is one heck of a reunion going on. Thoughts are with you.

David Yonki (over 1 year ago)

So sorry for your loss. We will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Mr & Mrs Christopher Hodle (over 1 year ago)

So sorry for your loss your Dad was a wonderful neighbor

Debra Lukowicz (over 1 year ago)

So sorry for your loss. I have found memories of both your dad and mom.

C Douglas Jones (over 1 year ago)

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