John E. “Spanny” Pekich, formerly of Wall, passed away on November 14, 2023, at the age of 87. Spanny was the beloved husband of Patricia “Isha” (Bonnar) Pekich for 53 wonderful years. He was the loving father of Christina (James) Perry and Jennifer (Brian) Urso. He is also survived by his brother, Bob (Donna) Pekich, sister-in-law, Dorothy (Bob) Romano, brother-in-law, Tom (Marybeth) Bonnar, special granddog, Emma, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, and all who loved him. Spanny was preceded in passing by his parents, John and Elizabeth (Milivovich) Pekich, and infant sister, Mildred Pekich.
Spanny was a proud U.S. Army Veteran. He enjoyed golfing and playing poker. He was a hard worker who worked as a carpet installer and with Service Master until he was 80. Most of all, he was a dedicated husband and father who adored his family, especially his daughters.
Family and friends are welcome on Friday, November 17, from 2pm to 8pm at the Alfieri Funeral Home, Inc., 201 Marguerite Ave, Wilmerding, Pa 15148, 412-824-4332. A Pomen Service will be held at 7pm. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 18, at 11am in the funeral home with Father Stefan Djoric officiating. Spanny will be laid to rest with Full Military Honors at Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. Please visit us at www.alfierifuneralhome.com for online condolences.
Originally published November 16, 2023.