Andrew Strish, funeral director, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, after a lengthy illness.
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He was the son of the late Andrew and Lottie Strish, both funeral directors.
A graduate of West Side Central Catholic High School, he attended Wilkes University and graduated from the MaCallister Institute of Funeral Services, New York City. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Anatomy, where he received certification for removing corneas for transplant.
He was a deputy coroner of Luzerne County, under the late Dr. George Hudak, for 30 years.
He was a member of the local, state and national funeral directors associations. He was also a member of the Harveys Lake Rod and Gun Club, and various other organizations.
He is survived by his sister, Rosemarie Strish Lipski; nieces, Christine Lipski, Shavertown; and Lori Lipski Salivonchik and her husband, Serge, Nazareth; and nephews, Steven, Jason, Gregory and William Salivonchik, Nazareth.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Larksville.
Family and friends are invited to Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The Luzerne County Funeral Directors Association members are asked to meet at 7 p.m. Friday to pay their respects. Funeral services will be private. His interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Courtdale.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the SPCA, Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or the Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612.
Andrew Strish Funeral Home
11 Wilson St Larksville, PA 18704
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 28, 2014