William Benick, age 89, of McKeesport, died on Friday, September 27, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on December 19, 1929 and is the son of the late George and Rose Lechak Benick. He served in the Navy on the U.S. Destroyer, “The Fred T. Berry”, during the Korean Conflict. He retired as a safety director from Enamel Products and Plating and served as the union president.
He is survived by daughters, Sharon Melville of Eighty Four, PA; Doreen (Arthur) Wray of North Versailles; son, James (Diane) Benick of Churchill; sister, Margaret Evans of Rosemeade, CA; grandchildren, Justin (Candace) Wray; Matthew (Lori) Benick; Lindsay (Zach) Olshenske; Noah Melville; Luke Melville; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Wray; Hudson Wray; Willow Benick; Rowan Benick; and Weston Olshenske.
In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Doris L. Benick; brothers, John; Albert; and Edward Benick; and sisters, Elizabeth McCusker; Ann Francis; and Rose Mihalo.
Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177), on Monday, September 30, 2019 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Corpus Christi Church, 2515 Versailles Ave, McKeesport, PA 15132, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10 am. Entombment will follow.
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Originally published September 28, 2019.