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Joseph J. Andrascavage Sr.

June 2, 2023

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Joseph J. Andrascavage Sr.

June 2, 2023


Joseph J. Andrascavage Sr., 86, of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2022 in the Gardens at East Mountain in Plains Township.


He was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Frank Andrascavage and Agnes Salek Andrascavage Ambrose.  Joe was a 1956 graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957 to 1962.  Joe was a member of Wilkes-Barre Township American Legion Post# 815.


Prior to his retirement, he served as a federal law enforcement officer for many years.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Benjamin C. Ambrose Sr. and by his brother, Benjamin C. Ambrose.


Joe is survived by his children, David Andrascavage, Exeter, Gary Andrascavage, Wilkes-Barre Township, Joelle Andrascavage, Philadelphia and Joseph Andrascavage Jr., Wilkes-Barre Township; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; several nieces and cousins.


A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 11 am in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township, 1594 S. Main Street, Hanover Township, PA.


Condolences may be sent by visiting Joe’s obituary at


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.