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August 23, 1959 - October 26, 2022

Burial Date October 31, 2022

Funeral Home Hessling Funeral Home

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James J. Wendrick, 63, of Honesdale, died on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Joni Abbott. The couple married on May 11, 1985.

Born in Honesdale on August 23, 1959, he was the son of the late Wallace and Mary (Pawlowski) Wendrick. He was a graduate of Wallenpaupack Area High School and Penn State University. Jim was employed at Joybeck Builders where he was a construction manager.

For many years, Jim enjoyed playing softball with the White Mills Hotel team and with several teams in Lake Ariel. A sports fan, he followed the New York Yankees, Penn State and the New York Giants. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and working around the family farm. He also loved cats, especially his grand kitties, Dawkins and Roman.

Jim was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles # 1858 in Honesdale and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Honesdale.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Marlena Wendrick of Bethlehem, PA; his brother, Gerald Wendrick of Sewell, NJ; his father-in-law Robert Abbott of Honesdale. He is also survived by many extended family members, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathryn Wendrick.

Following cremation, his family will receive friends on Monday, October 31st, 4 to 7 at Hessling Murray Funeral Home, 428 Main St. Honesdale. A blessing service will be held at 7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Black Cat Rescue at

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