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Michael Povich

November 2, 1921 — September 13, 2019

Michael Povich Jr., age 97, a lifelong resident of Canonsburg, passed away on September 13, 2019 at the H.J. Heinz VA Medical Center in Aspinwall. He was born on November 2, 1921 to the late Michael Povich and Helen Harjabach in Canonsburg. On August 22, 1960 he wed Linda Covey in Cumberland, MD. Michael was a lifelong member of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Church. He proudly served with the United States Marine Corp during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Michael was a proud member of Chartier’s Lodge, F &A.M., A.A.S.R. Coudersport, American Legion #902 in Houston, V.F.W. Post #2026, D.A.V. and the Washington County Marine Corps League. In addition to his loving wife Linda, left behind to cherish Michael’s memory are his sons Andrew (Shane P. O’Neil) from Chicago, IL and Matthew (Jodie) of Canonsburg. His grandchildren Natasha (Lyle) Kettering of N. Huntingdon and Jordan (Jacqueline) of Canonsburg. His great-grandchildren Myla and Maverick Kettering and Eli and Liam Povich. He is survived by his sisters Dorothy (Pete) Petronka of Washington and Martha Jennings of Phoenix, AZ, as well as several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his parents are S. Sgt. George Povich, John Povich and Irene Sobczak. Friends are welcome from 2-8pm Friday September 20, 2019 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120 where a Masonic Service will be held at 7pm and a  Parastas service will be held at 7:30pm. Funeral Service will be held in St. John’s Russian Orthodox Church Saturday September 21, 2019 at 10am. Interment will immediately follow in Oak Spring Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Wounded Warriors To view or extend condolences please visit

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