• BICH GEORGE J. Of Plum, fo...

Of Plum, formerly of Penn
Hills, age 91, peacefully with
his family at his side on
Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Beloved husband of Regina
(Ferguson) Bich for 64 years.
Loving and proud father of
Marianne (Jim) Zahren of Pgh.,
Joanne (Scott Jones) of
Pennsbury Village and Susan
(Bill) Brennan of Wexford.
Cherished grandfather of
Kathleen Zahren, Megan
Zahren, Lauren Brennan,
Ethan Brennan, Katie (Tony)
Brennan and Evan (Eileen)
Brennan. George was
preceded in death by his
sisters, Paula Pavinich and Sr.
Joanne Bich, O.S.F. and his
brother, Fr. Howard Bich.
George was a WW II Navy
veteran and a graduate of
Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie
Mellon University). He was a
retired Chemical Engineer
with Westinghouse where he
spent his entire career and
shared in the awarding of 4
patents. In retirement, he
volunteered for his daughter
at J&L Travel and then for 10
years at the Sisters of St.
Francis in Millvale. George also
volunteered as a CCD teacher
at his former parish, St.
Susanna in Penn Hills. Even
though George was blessed
with a scienti?c intellect, he
also embraced having fun in
life. He loved to golf as
evidenced by his membership
in 3 leagues and his annual
outing at his Cousins Golf
Classic. He always took great
pleasure in his trips to the
ocean on his family beach
vacations. And, George was
fond of a good cigar on
Sunday evenings while sitting
on his front porch watching
the sunset. He was fun-loving,
gentle, caring and deeply
loved his family and spending
time with them. Friends are
welcome on Thursday from
2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at SOXMAN
CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Rd.
(at Universal Road) Penn Hills.
Mass of Christian Burial in Our
Lady of Joy Church on Friday
at 11 a.m. In lieu of ?owers,
memorial donations may be
sent to Sisters of St. Francis
Retirement Fund, 146
Hawthorne Rd., Pgh., Pa.
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PostedJanuary 22, 2019