Mr. John J. "Jake" Kendricks, age 90, of New Boston and formerly of Shenandoah Heights, died Wednesday morning at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born in Shenandoah he was the son of the late John and Victoria (Nolis) Kendricks. He was a 1948 graduate of JW Cooper High School and was a member of the former St. George's Church. He served with the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict era. He had been employed by Purolator in Ringtown for 32 years and last worked as a cook for the former Heights Nursing Home. He was a life member of the Heights Fire Company. He was an avid fan of Shenandoah Blue Devils football and enjoyed recalling his time on the gridiron. He was also a fan of Penn State, the Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his daughter Kimberley, a brother Robert and a sister Joyce Collins. Survivors include his wife of 59 years the former Patricia Singley, 2 daughters Sandra Murphy and her companion Ed of Elysburg, Jackie Backo and her husband Joseph of Morea, 2 sons Robert "Bob" his caregiver at home and Michael "Mike" of Shenandoah Heights, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and canine companion Parker. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book at www.jarrettfuneralhome.com.
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