Andy S. Zupko, 87, of Chestnut Knoll, husband of Leona (Mourar) Zupko, and the late Eleanore J. (Racis) Zupko, passed away on Sunday at Sanatoga Center Nursing Home.
Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Calaak) Zupko.
Andy was a 1942 graduate of Newport High School. He was a US Marine Naval Corpsman, 5th Marine Division, serving in WWII and was a survivor of the battle at Iwo Jima. Andy worked as a tire builder at the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Pottstown. He later enjoyed both landscaping and picture framing. Andy was a member of the former ST. Peter’s RC Church in Pottstown, the East End Athletic Club, the America Legion Post #471, Rock Run Hunting Club, Pottstown Elks, and the Pikeville Sportsman’s Association.
Additional survivors include his daughter Andrea Gill of Kingston, NY, and granddaughter Erika Baker of New York, NY. Along with his first wife and parents, he is predeceased by his brothers Joe, Jake, and Zip and his sister Irene.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 11:30AM at ST. Aloysius RC Church, 214 N. Hanover Street, with Fr. Joseph L. Maloney officiating. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2-4PM and 7-9PM and on Friday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown.