William M. Planich

Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home

Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 24, 2018

William “Billy” M. Planich, age 68, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was a retired self-employed painter for Al (Yacavace) & Bill Painting in Jefferson Hills and surrounding areas. His favorite pastime was preparing elaborate meals and sharing with family and friends. He loved mostly all genres of music but especially jazz, both old and new.  He was a car enthusiast, reading every automobile book he could get his hands on, and loved to watch Velocity 24/7 and/or any auto auction.

Born October 20, 1949 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Henry “Rick” and Kathryn “Katie” Krahel-Planich. He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. (DeMaio) Angelo; stepson, Christopher (Amy) Angelo of Jefferson Hills; mother-in-law, Margaret J. Giangarlo of Jefferson Hills; sister-in-law, Denise (DeMaio) Potter of Port Vue; niece, Amanda Leigh Potter of San Francisco; also, many aunts and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by stepson, Bryan D. Angelo, and uncles. A memorial service will take place at a later time. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or the American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Offer condolences at

Originally published May 24, 2018.

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