Betty J. Perich, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of Port Vue, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. She was born Oct. 26, 1932, in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary White Schaffner. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, the late Michael Perich. She is survived by her daughter, Michele (Lyle) Washowich, of Pleasant Hills; grandsons, Michael and Samuel Washowich; sisters, Rose Supansic, of McKeesport, and Helen Krajacic, of Liberty Borough; and several nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her siblings, Goldie Nagy, Mary Grommo, William “Jumbo” Schaffner and Dolores Wedel. Betty retired as an administrative assistant with U.S. Steelworks Union and Legend Pharmacies in Pittsburgh. She was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and it’s Young at Hearts, Kolo and Sisterhood and also the Red Hat Society. Friends will be received from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the JENNIFER S. JORDAN FUNERAL HOME INC., White Oak, where a Pomen service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. in St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. Stevan Rocknage officiating. Interment will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sava Church Renovation Fund, 901 Hartman St., McKeesport, PA 15132.
Originally published February 19, 2016.