Andrew J. Jarbola, Jr.

Andrew J. Jarbola, Jr., Scranton, died Wednesday afternoon in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, after an illness.  Born September 10, 1935 he was the son of the late Andrew, Sr. and Mary Yardchick Jarbola.  Andy was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School.  Subsequently, he married his high school sweetheart Catherine “Kay” Jurkonie.  In September 2016 they celebrated 61 years of marriage. Catherine passed away in January 2017. 

Andy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother,  brother-in-law and uncle. He was a long-standing member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Scranton. Andy was a lifelong Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Eagles fan. He recently joked about being able to witness them win world championships.  Andy loved  fishing, especially with his sons and father-in-law Jack. He also enjoyed his many trips to Atlantic City to play “craps” with his dear friends Nick, Mike, Frank, and Snopek. “Yo Eleven”!

Surviving are his two sons, The Honorable Andrew Jarbola, III and wife Mary Ann, Moscow; Steven Jarbola and wife MaryEllen, Scranton; grandsons Deputy Attorney General, Andrew, IV and wife Whitney, Hummelstown; Justin and his wife Kelsey, Philadelphia; Steven, Jr., and Jeffrey, Scranton; his sister Carolyn Gallo and husband Frank, Moosic; brother-in-law William Jurkonie and wife Sharon, Tennessee; sister-in-law Audrey Jurkonie, Clark’s Summit; nieces Melanie, Diane, Julie, Annette and nephew Glen.

He was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law Margaret Jurkonie, brother-in-law Jack Jurkonie and nephew Frankie Gallo.

The family would like to thank his caregivers on 4 South at Allied Skilled Nursing and the staff at Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church 316 William Street, Scranton. 

There will be no calling hours.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family strongly encourages memorial contributions be made in Andy’s memory to the Child Advocacy Center of Scranton.


  1. Ronald Koldjeski

    Andy, Mary Ann and Family,

    Sandy and I express our sincere condolences on the passing of Andy Jr. May he Rest in Peace and may God Speed be with you and your loved ones.

  2. Jack Colan

    I am so sorry for your loss Andy! Your family is in my prayers.

  3. Lynn Hamilton

    So sorry for your loss I worked with your dad at chamberlain he was one of the nicest guys I have ever met I will remember him in my prayers

  4. Dave McGurrin

    So sorry for your loss Andy.My prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Dave Czankner

    Sorry for your loss Andy and your Family.God Bless

  6. Teresa cordelli

    Andy & Family,
    Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Sending prayers & blessings you you & your family.
    Mark & Teresa Pascucci Cordelli

  7. Diane Angeli

    I am so sorry for your loss Andy, I hope the memories you made with your dad will bring you comfort that will last you and your family a lifetime.

  8. Casper Colo&Family

    Dear Andy and Family. On behalf of my Wife AnnMarie and family,we would like to offer our deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Dad. He was probably the greatest man you ever met.

  9. Jayne (Cookie) Brabrooke

    Deepest sympathy to Andy’s family. He was such a nice man and will be missed.
    I met him through my sister Audrey Jurkonie over 50 years ago and thought the world of Andy and Kay.

  10. frank serafini and family

    Andy and family. On behalf of the Serafini family we would like to extend our deepest sympathy. He lived a good life and raised a wonderful family. God Bless you , your family and his soul in heaven.

  11. Tom Galella

    I am so sorry to hear this. I was away and unfortunately could not attend the services. My condolences to the entire family. God bless.

  12. eddie joe and mark bolus

    Andy and family. Edward, Joe, and Mark Bolus express their deepest symphathy for the loss of your beloved matriarch.

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