LaVerne S. (Ulichnie) Mihalik

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | January 14, 2020

LaVerne S. (Ulichnie) Mihalik, 85, of White Oak, died Sunday January 12, 2020. She was born August 24, 1934 in Braddock, a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Henry) Ulichnie and was also preceded in death by her husband Michael J. Mihalik Sr. LaVerne was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, where she volunteered for the respite group of Catholic Charities and also the monthly grief recovery support group.

She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children Bonnie (Joseph) Grott of McKeesport, Michael J. Mihalik Jr. (Peter Abraham) of Boston, MA, Lisa (James) Smith of Hopewell, and Susan (Michael) Ellsworth of Youngstown, OH; her grandchildren Brittany Smith, Tyler Grott, and Shannon and Kacey Ellsworth.

At LaVerne’s request there will be no public viewing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Robert Bellarmine Church with interment following in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to Auberle Foster Care, 1101 Hartman Street, McKeesport, Pa 15132. The Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, East McKeesport, is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences please visit

Originally published January 14, 2020.

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