Michael "Dink" Derewonko

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 31, 2024

Michael "Dink" Derewonko, 72, of Glassport, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2024 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease.  He was born November 20, 1951 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Leonard M. and Blanche J. (Zaurski) Derewonko.  Dink was a US ARMY Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era in Germany, he was an M16 Sharpshooter, Expert Grenade and for his service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.  He worked in maintenance for Epic Metals for 10 years.  Dink was an avid bicycle rider, he also enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He was Coach Mike for his son's hockey teams and loved the game of hockey as well.  Dink loved to kick back after a long day of work and have an ice cold Stroh's. He will be greatly missed. 

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jane Ann (Detman) Derewonko; children, Christopher (Scot) Jones, Angela (Peter) Ipnar, and Stephen (Ashley) Derewonko; grandchildren, Veda, Wren and Easton; sister, Marianne (the late Robert) Wible and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  There will be no visitation or services. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dink's name to Alzheimer's Association: Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Pittsburgh Office, 2835 E Carson St Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15203  OR Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, University Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15240. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at

Originally published May 31, 2024.

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