Susan Tkach, age 72, formerly of Whitaker and West Mifflin, currently of Kalamazoo, Michigan, died peacefully on April 23, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Born November 30, 1949, Susan was the daughter of the late Robert and Sue Duche of Whitaker, Pennsylvania.
Susan was the beloved wife of the late Ernest Tkach. Susan is survived by her son Andrew Tkach (Tara Butts) of Kalamazoo, Michigan, stepdaughter Christine (Steve) Chelette of Fort Worth, Texas and her sisters Barb (the late Raymond) Tkach and Elaine (the late Robert) Selai both of West Mifflin. Susan was preceded in death by her stepson, David Tkach of West Mifflin. Susan loved her many grandchildren (Mariah (Alyssa), Shay (Courtney), Jesse, Josh, Joey, Chase and Cameron), her great granddaughter, Sophia, nieces (Donna (Marty), Deanna (Jack) and Janice (Dean) and her entire Duche and Tkach family.
Susan was a retired data entry specialist with U.S. Steel and later worked for Don Farr Moving & Storage in West Mifflin. Susan was a parishioner of Christ the Light of the World Parish until moving later in life to spend time with her son, Andrew, in Michigan. Susan loved her friends, family and pets (especially Lladro and Margo who took care of her following Ernie’s passing). Susan enjoyed the outdoors, traveling (especially to Hawaii), “hunky” food, Eat N’ Park, reminiscing about the “old times,” dancing, singing, making up her own songs, board games, boating and getting cuddles and kisses from her grandpups, Zoey and Harley. Susan was a devoted member of Alcoholics Anonymous, celebrating 42 years of sobriety (which she was very proud of) and not only shared her story but lived her life as she wanted one day at a time.
Family and friends received on April 28, 2022 from 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM at George Irvin Green Funeral Home Inc., 3511 Main St., Munhall 15120. A Memorial Service will take place at April 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM with Pastor John Devey officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Animal Rescue Project of Kalamazoo, MI in honor of Susan and in memory of the family’s late pets. A fund is being set up called “Susan’s Wish” that will cover the adoption fees of senior and homeless animals and include a brief story of the life journeys of Susan and the family’s cherished pets. Donations can be made by check (payable to the Animal Rescue Project) or online at the organization’s website (please note “Susan’s Wish” with any contributions).
Please share your memories and condoles with the family at www.georgeigreenfuneralhome.com.