Andrew J. Vehec, age 68, of Liberty Borough, died Feb. 3, 2016, at UPMC McKeesport. Born Dec. 1, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew P. and Theresa (Gromacki) Vehec and the husband of Janet (Tomko) Vehec.
Andrew was a retired nuclear technician with 35 years of employment at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Andrew was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church. After retiring, he enjoyed a simple life of working out at the gym, washing the family cars and watching sports. During the Vietnam War, Andrew served stateside in the U.S. Army military police. When his children were young, he enjoyed coaching their sports teams and most recently, being a grandfather brought him his greatest pride and joy.
In addition to his wife, Andrew is survived by children, Melissa of Liberty Borough and Josh (Joelle) of Knoxville, TN; granddaughter, Madison Margaret; brother, Robert (Kyle) of Torrence, CA; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother, James.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 5th, from 2-9 p.m. with a memorial service at 3 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Nicholas Byzantine Church in McKeesport on Saturday, 10 a.m., with Fr. Donald Voss officiating. Interment will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery.
Originally published February 05, 2016.