Wayne was a graduate of McKeesport High School and was an amature boxer in the 60’s. He was a police officer for the Borough of White Oak and retired as their Juvenile officer. He was the owner of the former Chicken Express in White Oak, Simply Hair Salon in White Oak and the former Sebert’s Market in McKeesport. He was a councilman for the Borough of White Oak and served as the Planning & Zoning Director and Code Enforcement Officer for 17 years. He served on the board of the McKeesport Area School District for 14 years; 7 as the Board President. He served on the Elizabeth Twp. Zoning board and recently served as the Code Enforement Officer for the Borough of Wall. Wayne previously was the Director of the White Oak Athletic Association for 20 years, was employed by Tri Star Ford, McKeesport and Lebanon Chapel Mausoleum of West Mifflin.
Wayne was a member of the PA Building Officials Conference (PENNBOC), the International Code Enforcement Council and the PA School Board Association.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Joy Kropp Washowich, sons; Wayne C. (Debra) Washowich Jr. of N. Huntingdon, McKeesport Police Chief Bryan J. (Annie) Washowich of McKeesport, daughters; Kristine (Kevin) Resnik of White Oak, Jacqueline (John) Axon of Elizabeth, grandchildren; Enzo, Nico, Halee, Jessica, Natalie, Kevin Jr., Nick, Mike, and Chloe, great grandchildren; Carter & Cole, brother, Charles (Kim) Washowich of Level Green, also many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Wayne is also survived by his loyal companion, Daisy May.
Friends and family are welcome on Monday, March 26th, 2018 to Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (412 678 6177) from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Wayne’s final resting place will take place in Lebanon Chapel Mausoleum of West Mifflin. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Gifts, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PA Keystone Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 105, Pgh., PA 15233.
Originally published March 24, 2018.