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Steven J. Wertkin

October 3, 1957 ~ October 15, 2018 (age 61)

Steven J. Wertkin, 61, of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 15, 2018.

 He was born October 3, 1957 in New Kensington, to the late Edward and Hilda Chottiner Wertkin, was a 1975 graduate of Burrell High School, received a Bachelor's degree in Business from Penn State, and was a lifelong resident of Lower Burrell.

 Steve worked most of his life as a telecommunications engineer. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, and watching sports, especially the Steelers. He especially enjoyed spending time with friends and family, and his dog, Molly.

 Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Lisa A. Hoch Wertkin; sons, Benjamin R. Wertkin of New York City and Joshua N. Wertkin of Lower Burrell; and his brother, Robin S. Wertkin of Pittsburgh. 

Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dean Ward will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may contribute to The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society , River Walk Corporate Center, 333 East Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068.

Donations may be made to:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
333 East Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley
533 Linden Avenue, New Kensington PA 15068

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