Andrew A. Marchese Jr.

July 9, 2021

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    • Obituary
      Andrew A. Marchese Jr., 93, formerly of Hazleton and currently residing at Fritzingertown Senior Living, passed away Friday morning at Mountaintop Rehabilitation Center where he had been a guest for 2 weeks. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Evangelista) Marchese Sr., and was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.

      Affectionately known as "Juba" in the Hazleton area for most of his 93 years, he served the Community as a  Hazleton Firefighter. "Juba" was stationed at and a member of the 14th Ward, Diamond Fire Station, and East End Station where he was a trained Driver for both cab & Ladder Firetrucks until his retirement.
      He was married to the love of his life, Jean E. (Roskop) Marchese for 57 years until Jean's passing on April 6th, 2006. Together, they were the parents of 4 loving children and he was a proud Pop-Pop “Juba” to 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

      Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents and his wife, were his son-in-law Robert Reimold Sr; grandsons Clint Reimold and Michael Bodner; brothers Michael, Anthony, Rocco, and Joseph Marchese; and sisters Lucy Crease, Theresa Vaccaro, and Anna Marie Tombasco. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

      Surviving are his daughters Mary Jean Reimold, Hazle Twp., Deborah Lesante and husband Samuel, Conyngham, and Marcia Gortva and husband George, Hazle Twp.; son Joseph A. Marchese and wife Debbie, Hazle Twp.; grandchildren Robert Reimold Jr. and wife Kimberly, and Matthew Reimold, Jeannine Rose Lesante and companion Jeff George, Samuel J. Lesante Jr. and wife Lori, Steven Bodner and wife Jeanne, Andrew Gortva, Nicole Marchese and companion Robert Gasper, and Kristen, Angela, and Joelle Marchese; great grandchildren Samantha and Cole Reimold, and Christian Reimold, Alyssa and Mason Mazurkiwecz, Isabella Lesante, Emily Bodner, Andrea, Angelina and Koal Gortva, Jackson and Madison Gasper; and numerous nieces and nephews.

      His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 12th at 2 P.M. in Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton. Those attending should go directly to the church Monday afternoon. Burial will be in Most Precious Blood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12
      th St., Hazleton, on Sunday, July 11th, from 7-9 P.M.

      Memorial donations may be made to the Hazleton City Firefighters, IAFF Local 507, Fire Prevention Fund, 525 E. Broad St., Hazleton, PA 18201.
    • Guestbook
      Nancy Evangelista Duffer
      Sending our sincerest condolences on cousin Juba's passing. Please know that we share in your sorrow and are holding your whole family in our hearts and in our prayers. Love you all!

      Nancy & Mike Duffer
      Great Aunt June Evangelista
      Andrew ("Butch") Marchese
      God Bless Uncle Juba. He was my favorite uncle and my father's (T.I.) favorite brother.  They worked so well together in their bar business.  I have many fond memories of Uncle Juba, and I will miss him.  My sincere condolences to his children and grandchildren. Love, Butch
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