Kathy J. Yancic, age 66 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Born July 6, 1954 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Bessie (Pekarsky) Lugarich. A graduate and member of the alumni association of St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing, Kathy worked as a nurse first for McKeesport Hospital and retired from Forbes Regional in Monroeville. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick's Church and also attended St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael's Church and also volunteered for Family Hospice. In her spare time, Kathy was a passionate shopper and bargain hunter, but was truly passionate about her great-niece-and-nephew and spending time with her devoted and adoring husband. She is survived by her husband of 35 years Dane N. Yancic; her nieces and nephews Kristin (Kevin) Wasko of Jefferson Hills, Stephen (Kathleen) Lugarich of Alexandria, VA, Michael (Laura) Lugarich of McCandless Twp., PA, and Michelle, William, and Vanessa Spencer; her great-niece-and-nephew Brayden and Madison Wasko; and her sisters-in-law Paula Lugarich of Elizabeth Twp. and Paulette (Bill) Spencer of Orlando, FL. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death earlier this year by her brother Stephen F. Lugarich. Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, Versailles, on Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. In order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10 AM in St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael's Church with Fr. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Procession and burial will follow to Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the MS Society, Pittsburgh Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale St., Ste. 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.
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