Michael Paul Derdich, 40, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. He was born July 28, 1981, in McKeesport. He was an Epic trainer at Valley Medical Center in Seattle and was formerly employed at Overlake Medical Center as a respiratory therapist. He is survived by his father and mother, Mark S. and Debra L. (Rost) Derdich, of North Huntingdon, brother, Jaison R. (Carrie) Derdich, of Latrobe, niece, Avery Derdich, nephew, Brennan Derdich, and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Michael's occupation afforded him the opportunity to work/live in Hawaii, Arizona, Alaska and Seattle. Michael's infectious giggle, accompanied by his inviting smile and kind heart, gave him the ability to easily make new friends, many of whom have reached out from across the country. Michael found a home in Seattle. He loved living there and they were lucky to have him. Being a respiratory therapist at the height of the pandemic seemed to further ingrain him in Seattle. Michael will be missed by so many. Family and friends are welcome from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township, 412-751-5000, Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at www.Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Published by Tribune Review on Nov. 23, 2021.