William J. Plichta passed peacefully surrounded by family on January 16, 2021 age 73 of Munhall formerly of Pleasant Hills, after a recent diagnosis of cancer. Son of the late Joseph and Anna Plichta; Beloved husband of Paula L. (Bunecicky) Plichta; to which he said "why look for silver when you already have gold", Loving and devoted father of Katelin (Dave) Krayesky and Aire (Matt) Reese; Cherished pappy of Winslow and Marlow Reese; Little brother of Joann Peterson who he cherished and protected with all of his heart. Survived by many nieces and nephews that he loved and guided through the years. William spent many mischievous times with Jack Ables and Don Kost, his lifelong childhood friends. William was a proud graduate of Salem College and a member of his Yank fraternity. He was also an active member of St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, former President of PHARA, and enjoyed everything nature, sports, time with his family, and at the beach. A private Funeral Service will be held at Holy Virgin Dormition Russian Orthodox Church (St. Mary’s McKeesport) with Father Dimitri Ermakov officiating. And a celebration of life is planned for this August on his birthday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army and St. Judes. Arrangements entrusted to the George Irvin Green Funeral Home Inc. Munhall 412-461-6394.