Dorothy Sue( Chetsko) Sawko, 86, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Mrs. Sawko was born on July 16, 1932, grew up in Rankin and spent most of her life in West Mifflin. In her early years, Mrs. Sawko worked in the offices of what was then U.S. Steel at its Homestead Works. She thoroughly enjoyed family, friends, church, her many dogs over the years and spirited debate about politics, which led her to serve one year as a delegate to a national convention. Mrs. Sawko was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph Sawko, parents Michael Chetsko and Anna (Repitsky) Chetsko, sister Matilda Brozek and brother William Chetsko. Mrs. Sawko is survived by her son, Mark Sawko, daughter-in-law Heidi Sawko, and grandson, Eain, with whom she lived in recent years in Montgomery, IL. Also survived by nieces and nephews, including Nancy Vallianatos and Susan Brozek Scott.
Family and friends will be received, on Monday March 25, 2019, from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Holy Assumption of St. Mary Russian Orthodox Church at 105 S. 19th St., Pgh, PA 15203. A funeral service by Igumen Patrick will take place at 12:30pm, followed by internment at Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Russian Orthodox Church.