On Friday, April 11, 2014 former Board of Trustee Member and long time supporter of the St. Tikhon's Community Joseph C. Mikus fell asleep in the Lord. May God grant him rest and blessed repose and may his memory be eternal.
(Obituary in its entirety from the Observer-Reporter Apr. 12, 2014)
Joseph C. Mikus, 88, of Canonsburg, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon, following an extended illness.He was born November 14, 1925, in Millvale, a son of the late Roc and Mary Rogina Mikus.Mr. Mikus served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.He lived most of his life in the Canonsburg and Pittsburgh areas. He was a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and was employed in his younger days as a funeral director at John F. Yoney Funeral Home in Canonsburg. He then graduated from Pittsburgh Beauty Academy and was a hairdresser.Mr. Mikus owned Mikus Beauty Salon in Washington for more than 30 years.Being a devout member of the Orthodox faith, he served on the board of St. Tikhon's Theological Seminary in South Canaan. He and his wife received the Orthodox Church in America Saint Innocent Award, which is the highest laymen's award in the Orthodox Church.On May 6, 1962, he married Olga Danyo, who survives.Also surviving are a sister, Anita Fraley of Wexford; a brother-in-law, Michael Oluich of Canonsburg; and several nieces and nephews.Deceased, in addition to his parents, are four brothers, Steve, Roxy, Mike and Simon Mikus, and six sisters, Mary Robas, Jean Balkovec and Silvia, Eleanor, Catherine and Rose Mikus.Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. Additional visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m., the time of service, Monday, April 14, in All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 601 West McMurray Road, North Strabane Township, with the Very Rev. Dimitri Ermakov, pastor of Holy Virgin Dormition Russian Orthodox Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Full military rites will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 honor guard. Panahida services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.