- On January 3, 2021
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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.