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George S. Pekich Sr.

May 25, 1941 ~ November 17, 2020 (age 79)


George S. Pekich Sr., 79, of Ligonier, died Tuesday November 17, 2020 in UPMC-East Hospital, Monroeville. He was born May 25, 1941 in Johnstown, a son of the late Stanley and Margaret Stana Pekich.
George was a  US Army Veteran having served in Vietnam and was a life member to the Fort Ligonier VFW Post #734. He had worked for Westinghouse and Olsten as a nuclear generator repairman. He enjoyed  hunting and fishing and talking about it with with his grandsons, old Western Movies, Star Trek, Polish Food and talking on his CB radio.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant daughter Kathleen and his two sons; George S. Pekich Jr. and Stephen John "Stevie" Pekich.
He is survived by his loving wife Eleanor Grech Pekich, his daughter Kimberly Jones (David) of Grand Island, Florida, four grandsons; Dominick, Dalton, Braedan and Carter. Two special cousins; Jimmy Simko (Caroline)  and Paulette Mangiafico (Joe) all of Johnstown.
Friends will be received Saturday from 2-4pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 144 East Main Street, Ligonier where a service will be conducted at 4pm.
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