Andrew (Whitey) Mikush III
Andrew R. (Whitey) Mikush, III, lifetime resident of Harmony Township, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, December 13, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver, at the age of 73. He was born in Sewickley on March 10, 1945, to the late Andrew R. and Helen (Persuitte) Mikush. He was a loving husband, father, uncle and friend to all. Survived by daughters, Andrea (husband Heinz) Werle and Antoinette (husband Matt) Diulus; brother, Robert (Janet) Mikush; sister, Roberta Mikush Sciulli (husband Dave Carlson); beloved uncle to Bob (wife Laura) Mikush, Bryan (wife Cindy) Mikush, Justin (wife Deanna) Sciulli, Luke Sciulli and Katie Carlson; and great-uncle to Ryan Mikush and Amanda Mikush. A 1963 graduate of Ambridge High School, Whitey worked for 38 years in the family business Mikush Appliance. Due to his pleasant demeanor and skill, many customers specifically requested him. Active in the community, Whitey was a long-time member of the Ambridge Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Ambridge Rotary Club (1988-90) and was named Rotarian of the Year in 2008 and received the Rotary Foundation International Paul Harris Fellow Award Certificate of Honor in 2015. He was also a board member of the New Alliance Federal Credit Union in Ambridge. He enjoyed working on cars and riding motorcycles with his many friends, launching fireworks at community events as part of the Zambelli team and was a fixture at the funnel cake booth on behalf of the Rotary Club. He loved to cook and share his creations with family and friends. A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, December 16th from 2 to 8 p.m. at KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth Street, Ambridge, (724-266-2549), followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. Monday, December 17th at Good Samaritan Church, 8th Avenue, Ambridge. Interment will follow at Sewickley Cemetery. The family wishes to specifically thank his caregivers, Betsy Hall and Barry Howe and friends Barb Critchfield and Judy Pugar for their loving care and support and the Kasper-Hahn Funeral Home for handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations, in his name, to the Ambridge Rotary Club c/o Mikush Appliance, 811 Merchant Street, Ambridge, PA 15003.
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