NICK “SHOOSH” PILIPOVICH, 85, South Park, formerly of Duquesne, died Sept. 2, 2017. He is the son of the late Bozo and Anna (Buchko) Pilipovich. He is survived by his beloved wife Milica “Mitzie” (Baskot); sons Nick Pilipovich of South Park and David (Kelly) Pilipovich of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren Kyle and Kelsey Pilipovich; brother George (the late Sally) Pilipovich and his wife Joanne; brother-in-law Walter “Vlade” and his wife Diane “DeeDee” Baskot; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by brother Michael “Flip” Pilipovich; sister Ann “Anka” Kresovich and her husband Steve; brother-in-law Dushan “Duddy” Baskot and his wife Mary; sister-in-laws Zora Nedzbala and her husband Gabe; Myra Farrell and niece Lisa Farrell. Nick graduated from C.B. Weaver Real Estate School and was the owner/operator of Huckster’s Bar and Restaurant. Nick was a member of St. Sava’s Serbian Orthodox Church, where he served as a tutor (usher); Masonic Lodge 765; Syrian Shriner’s Tall Cedars Caravan 38; SNF Federation Lodge 76; Pres. of the Duquesne-Duquesne Annex Tavern Assoc. for 40 years; Pres. of Duquesne School Authority for the construction of JFK Elementary School; Vice Pres. of Duquesne School Board; Pres. of Hucksters Booster Travel Club; booked all the events for the Duquesne Serbian Club in the 1950’s. He loved all Pittsburgh sports and playing cards with his friends; traveling and attending Serbian basketball tournaments. He lived for his sons, including watching Air Force Academy Basketball games. He often told his sons “Don’t ever forget where you came from”. Nick was a very generous man and loved to help everyone. He will be sadly missed by all, especially his St. Sava’s family. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Mon. 2-8. A funeral blessing will be held 10:30 am Tues. in the funeral home followed by an 11:00 am funeral serbice at St. Sava’s Serbian Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. Stevan Rocknage. Entombment following Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Sava’s Serbian Orthodox Church or the American Cancer Society.
Originally published September 02, 2017.