Nicholas Stiliha, 97, of West Palm Beach, Florida, passed peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the VA hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida. He lived all of his life in Duquesne, PA. He was born in Duquesne, PA on February 18, 1922 and was the son of Stephen Stiliha and Mary Miklos Stiliha. He graduated from Duquesne High School in 1940. He worked in various jobs before he served in the US Navy from 1941-1945 during World War II. He was involved in the bombing of Pearl Harbor during the war. Upon being honorably discharged in 1945 from the US Navy, he began his career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation in East Pittsburgh, PA as a supervisor of tool and die department he also obtained his associate degree in engineering at Carnegie Mellon. He worked for over 40 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the former St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Duquesne, PA. and the St. Elias Catholic Church in Munhall, PA He was involved in several organizations in his church and community. He loved to bowl and was involved in several bowling leagues besides going to Delaware beaches in the summer. He loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pitt, and Penn State play.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Molnar Stiliha, and is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Allsopp of Smyrna, Delaware and Gerry(Mark)Levin of West Palm Beach, Florida; his grandchildren, Susan Rutan(Dan) of Clermont, Florida, Ronni Caromano(Lenny) of Wilmington, Delaware, Brent Allsopp of Phoenix, Arizona, Kaci Rainey(Chris) of Newark, Delaware, and Julie Vargas(Jon) of West Palm Beach, Florida; great grandchildren, Amanda Shephard(Stephen) of Groveland, Florida, Zoe, Rocky, and Lucy Rainey of Newark, Delaware; great great grandchildren, Skylar and Stephen Shephard of Groveland, Florida along with several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received on January 31, 2020 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc. 828 Richford Street at Commonwealth Ave., Duquesne from 10 A.M. until a Blessing Service at 11 A.M. with Rev. Andrew Deskevich officiating. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to breast cancer and colon cancer research.
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