Andrew C. (Andy) Verdine

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Nov. 23, 2012

Mr. Andrew (Andy) C. Verdine, 82, of Duryea, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Scranton.

Born in Yatesville on Feb. 15, 1930. He was the son of the late Angelo and Philamina Colarusso Verdine. He was a graduate of West Pittston High School. Andy worked as a sales representative for Hoover Co. from 1963 to 1992.

He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. He was a longtime member of the Duryea Lions Club.

Aside from being a devoted father and grandfather, Andrew was a die hard Yankees fan. In his free time, he loved nothing more than walking his two dogs, Esme and Snickers. Although he has passed on, he will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

The family would like to thank Dr. Guy Fasciana, Compassionate Care Hospice, especially his nurse, Jeanie, and the nurses and staff at Linwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for the care that was given to Andy.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, the former Ruth Clarke, who passed away in 2001; his son Drew, who passed away in 1998; his son Chris, who passed away in 2004; and brothers and sisters.

Surviving are son Scott Verdine and his wife, Pat, with whom he resided; granddaughter Jennifer Verdine of Duryea; granddaughter Ashley Verdine of Florida; grandson Scott Verdine and his wife, Marlene, of Duryea; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Paul McDonnell officiating. Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Calling hours were private.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Duryea Lions Club, PO Box 2085, Duryea, PA 18642. Funeral arrangements were by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. To send the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit

Published in Times Leader on Nov. 27, 2012