Margaret Ann Derkas, age 83 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Monroeville Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Born May 15, 1934 in Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late Emerson E. and Florence I. (Swauger) Miller. A secretary at the former Eger Motors in McKeesport and a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Christy Park, Margaret passed hours after her husband, the late Charles James Derkas.
She is survived by her sisters Dorothy Lesowsky of Las Vegas, NV, Rachel McWilliams of Las Vegas, NV, and Callie Boyle of North Versailles; her brothers Walter Stagg Miller of McKeesport and Russel B. Miller of New Castle; and also nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by her siblings Florence Starke, Hazel Ward, Donna Miller, Paul Miller, and Emerson E. Miller, Jr. Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Boro, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10 AM in St. Patrick's Church with Fr. Thomas Galvin officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions in Margaret's name should be made to the Versailles VFD, 4919 3rd. St., McKeesport, PA 15132. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published April 20, 2018.