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Helen Platusich

  • On January 3, 2021

Helen Platusich, 96, of McMurray, PA, died on Saturday, January 2, 2021.  She was born February 11, 1924, in Library, a daughter of Mike and Mary (Hahntason) Sutkovich, grew up in Coverdale and graduated from Bethel Park High School.  Helen married Peter J. Platusich on December 31, 1944, and they were married 71 years until his death in 2016.  She was a devout fan of Pittsburgh sporting teams – Pirates, Steelers, Homestead Grays, and the Pitt Panthers.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, her 12 year old daughter, Sherri Lynn, and her 20 year old son Michael John; and by her three brothers, five sisters, one niece and several nephews.  Surviving are her son Bruce (Catherine) Platusich of Lewisburg; grandchildren Carolyn Platusich of Lewisburg, Alexandra (Joshua) Platusich Morgan of Canton, MI, and Christian (Erica) Platusich of Rumson, NJ; and four great-grandchildren, Penelope and Elsie Morgan, and Andrew and Rose Platusich.  A private burial will be held in Forest Lawn Cemetery in McMurray.

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Robert Dotto
I met Helen, Pete, and Michael when I was 9 years old in the summer of 1975, shortly following the death of their daughter, Sherri, and their move to Michigan. To say that they were the salt of the earth would be a grave understatement. TheI went to school with Michael and we were chums growing up. Pete and Helen were so good to me when I was a kid and I can never truly repay them for that warmth and kindness. Helen was a true one of a kind, a wonderful human being who suffered through more hardship and heartache than any one person should ever have to endure. Still, she was a positive, upbeat, fun, loving human being. I am glad that I brought my mother and daughters to see here a couple of summers ago. She, along with Pete and Michael, will always have a very special place in my heart. Rest in Peace. I love you, Mrs. Platusich. You can rest now. God Bless!
John D Tonkovich
Helen, you and Pete were always so good to my mom and dad. Pete's cousin Ann (my mom) is alive at 97, and living in an Assisted living facility that is 2 minutes from my home in Utica Michigan. I know that some day in the not too distant future you all will be together again . Rest in peace!
Paulette Gerbin
Bruce, We were thinking about your mom today, my Aunt Kaye came to visit and I googled her name and saw she passed away in January. My dad passed away 3 years ago he was 98. My mom is 94 and Aunt Kaye will be 93 May 18. We extend our deepest sympathy to you! Paulette & Helen Gerbin & Kaye Pazo