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Betty Jane Lipovic

June 8, 1928 — October 28, 2022

Betty Jane “BJ” Lipovic, age 94, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at Riverside Care Center in McKeesport, PA on Friday October 28, 2022. Beloved wife of 69 ½ years of the late Steve Lipovic, BJ was born in McKeesport on June 8, 1928, and is the daughter of the late John and Ann Kika Wasilko. In addition to her parents and loving husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Wasilko.

She is survived by her loving children, Celeste (Rick) Montanti of Gibsonia, PA; Curt (Lisa) Lipovic of San Antonio, TX; three wonderful grandchildren, Ross Montanti; Lauren (Sam) Lipovic Tischler; and Lance Lipovic; as well as one great-grandson, Alex.

BJ graduated from McKeesport High School. She was the manager of Johnston’s The Florist for over 30 years starting at the McKeesport shop and then later at their White Oak location. She enjoyed the floral business and made many wonderful friends by providing great customer service and support, with a truly personal touch for that special occasion. She was a member of former St. Mark’s Parish in Port Vue (now Saints Joachim and Anne Parish), past president of the McKeesport Little Tigers Women’s Club, member of the Women’s Fundraising Committee for McKeesport Hospital, and a member of the Port Vue Senior Citizens Club. She truly enjoyed floral arranging, decoration, shopping and family and friends.

Family and friends will gather on Monday, November 7, 2022 from Noon until 1:30 p.m. when services will be held in the funeral home chapel with Father Thomas Wagner officiating at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way White Oak, PA 15131, (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Burial will follow at Saint Nicholas Cemetery in North Versailles, PA.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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Monday, November 7, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Striffler's of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc.

1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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