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James R. Dandrea Jr

d. January 15, 2018

James R. Dandrea Jr

James R. Dandrea, Jr., 75, of Erie, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at Fairview Manor. He was born April 22, 1942 in Uniontown, PA, a son of the late James R. Dandrea, Sr. and Eva Delligatti Dandrea.

He served in the United States Army.

Jim was a graduate of Strong Vincent High School, where he was named All City in basketball, football, and baseball.

Jim was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and Pirate fan. He enjoyed golf. He always made time for his children, and coached his daughter's basketball team, and was adored by his team at Villa Maria Elementary back in the 1980's. He owned Dandrea Hair Designs in the Colony Plaza and worked for many years as a professional hair stylist. He also owned the Cubby Hole Lounge with his brother beloved brother Duke.

He is survived by his daughter Suzanne D. Sitzler (David) of Greenville, SC; one son, James R. Dandrea, III of Erie; two brothers, Peter Dandrea (Laverne) of Valdosta, GE and Donald "Duke" Dandrea (Bonnie) of Erie; four sisters, Marie DeCarlucci of Erie, Lois Monahan (Dwayne) of Uniontown, PA, Evelyn Mozur and Rita Masi both of Erie; and seven grandchildren, Megan Dandrea, Victoria Dandrea, James Dandrea, IV, Anthony Dandrea, Anthony Sitzler, Michael Sitzler, and Mia Sitzler. He is also survived by a great-grandson, Anthony Panella and many nieces and nephews.

No calling hours will be observed. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday February 17th at Saint Paul RC Church, 1617 Walnut Street, at 11 a.m.

The John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, is handling arrangements. Anyone wishing to donate in Jim's name can send donations to the St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105

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