Milan "Jerry" Drobac, Jr.

Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 13, 2024

Milan “Jerry” Drobac, Jr., age 88 of Jefferson Hills passed away peacefully on May 12, 2024.  Born July 23, 1935 in Clairton, he was the son of the late Milan and Danica (Bunovich) Drobac and grandson to Mico and Anna Drobac and Mico and Anna Bunovich.  A 1953 graduate of Clairton High School, he went on to work for Bell of Pennsylvania from 1953 to 1955.  Jerry volunteered to be a member of the US Army from Aug of 1955 to May of 1957 where he served one year at Ft. Knox, KY and one year in Budigen, Germany with the SRD Armored Division Company A 83 Recon. Battalion. He then joined the IBEW Local #5 and was a member from 1957 until 2021 (63 years). He also went on to get an associate degree in electrical engineering from Penn State McKeesport.  He was the owner of Milan’s Electric Inc. and co-proprietor of Milan/Feldman Electric.  He retired from D.W. Jones Electric in 1997 and he is a member of The National Electrical Contractors Association.  For 40 years he served as a PIAA referee for football, basketball, volleyball, and swimming.   Jerry was a member of the former St. Mary’s Serbian Orthodox Church in Clairton and a current member of St. Sava’s Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport.  He was also a long time member of the Harry S Truman F & A.M. Lodge in Dravosburg.

Jerry is survived by his daughter Milana Drobac of Jefferson Hills, son Michael (Amanda) Drobac of Yardley, grandson Nicholas Kye Drobac, granddaughters Michaela and Camila Drobac, Milana’s boyfriend Glenn Mattes, nieces, nephews, cousins, and godchildren.  Besides his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Diana (Medich) Drobac, who passed away on August 7, 2020 and sister Meleva Drobac, who passed away as an infant.

Friends will be received at the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700), on Wednesday May 15, 2024 from 3 PM to 8 PM and for one hour at St. Sava’s Serbian Orthodox Church, McKeesport prior to a 10 AM Funeral Service that will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2024.  Everyone, please meet at the church.  Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Sava’s Serbian Orthodox Church, 901 Hartman Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 or a charity of choice.

Originally published May 13, 2024.

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