In Loving Memory of Jack A. Archer

Jack A. Archer

Jack A. Archer

Scranton, PA July 24, 1953 ~ September 14, 2017 Date of Service: September 18, 2017


John “Jack” Archer, 64, Scranton, died Thursday morning at his home. He and his wife the former Susan Fisk had celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on May 11th.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John J. and Kathryn Bonadio Archer. Jack was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Scranton. He began working in the supermarket industry for ACME at the age of 16 and for the last 22 years worked as store manager for Gerrity’s Supermarket at its Meadow Avenue location. A teacher at heart, he taught and helped many co-workers skills and lessons that they will continue to use for the rest of their lives.

Jack was a member of St. Paul of Cross Parish in South Scranton and a member of Knights of Columbus. His passions included cheering for the New York Yankees and New York Giants as well as old cars especially his 1966 Ford Mustang.

He was a loving and caring husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, co-worker and friend that will be missed more than words can express. His family would like to thank the staff at Dr. Hyzinski’s office and the staff at Hospice of the Sacred Heart especially Jeanne Sembrat, for all the care and compassion provided to Jack and them during this terrible time.

Also surviving are a son, Jonathan Archer, Baltimore, MD, a daughter, Caroline Archer, Scranton, a brother, Frank J. Archer, Dunmore, his mother in law, Mary Fisk, Scranton, two sister in laws, Roseanne McAndrew, Dallas, PA and Barbara Sinkaus, Scranton, two brother in laws, Larry Fisk, Scranton and Stephen Fisk and his wife Luanne, Dunmore, and several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a father in law, Isaac Fisk, a sister in law, Mary C. Archer, and two brothers in law, Dr. James McAndrew and Joseph Sinkaus.


The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, 1221 Prospect Avenue in Scranton, by the Rev. Scott P. Sterowski, pastor of St. Paul of the Cross Parish. Interment in the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Friends may call Sunday from 2PM-6PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at



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Sean Igoe
Posts: 4
My condolences
Reply #4 on : Thu September 21, 2017, 13:35:02
I express my deepest condolences to the entire family of Jack Archer. Always a kind word, ready to help, a friend to all, a true gentleman. I only knew him from Gerrity's Supermarket, but I considered him a friend because of his kindness he showed to my family and myself thru the years. Coincidentally, my family and I lived across Hickory Street from the Fisk family in the 60's and early 70's. I remember them fondly and I will keep Jack and their families in my thoughts and prayers for healing,
Sincerely, Sean Igoe.
Jean Rybnick
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Reply #3 on : Mon September 18, 2017, 14:39:32
Dear Archer Family, I can not tell you how sorry I am to here about Jack. What a "great" and "kind" man. Just to let you know I am (Mrs. Rybnick) from St. Mary's Preschool) We would always tease him he was always in the "candy isle" straightening out the candy. (So he said) What a great loss. I hope and pray God gives you the strength to get through this difficult time. I am sure Jack will always be watching over all of you. God Bless
Oscar Piczon, MD
Posts: 4
Reply #2 on : Mon September 18, 2017, 09:06:35
Gonna miss the great (mini library) privilege(s) Jack gave during his managerial years.

God Bless !
The Grassi family
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Our family's message of condolence
Reply #1 on : Sat September 16, 2017, 12:18:32
Jack was a kind and helpful man. Two of
My sons had the benefit of working for him at Gerrity's as teenagers. My eldest son played ball with his son. He always had a smile and kind words for the boys playing ball. It will be hard to shop at Gerrity's without his friendly smile to greet you! Our sincere sympathy goes out to all
Of the family. We recently lost a family member to pancreatic cancee and are all to well familiar with its destruction. May Jack Rest In Peace. God be with you all.