Daniel Edward Mikuta
Daniel Edward Mikuta, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Friday March 22, 2019 in his home in Pittsburgh.
He was born April 7, 1953 in Washington the son of the late Stanley R. and Marjorie Lawrence Mikuta.
Dan graduated from Canon-McMillan High School in 1971, He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in biology at Clarion University, and then graduated from Washington Hospital School of Nursing. He later continued his education at Washington Hospital School of Anesthesia, becoming a licensed Nurse Anesthetist.
Mr. Mikuta was Christian who enjoyed listening to WORD FM and reading the Bible.
He enjoyed listening to music, photography, fishing and hunting, having harvested his first buck this past deer season, and raising chickens, pheasant, quail and canaries.
He was a passionate Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers and Pirates fan who enjoyed hangin’ out with nieces and nephews who lovingly knew him as “Bumble Dan”. He also enjoyed spending time with his dog “Vinnie” and his many friends.
At one time in his life, he owned his own flower shop in Blawnox.
Dan was employed as a Nurse Anesthetist by Forbes Regional Hospital for eleven years, and formerly by UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Surviving are his three sisters Kathryn Hess of Washington, Becky (John) Coulter of Avella and Jane Mikuta of Washington and his brother Lawrence (Sandra) Mikuta of Stockton, NJ. Also surviving is one uncle John (Lee) Mikuta of St. Simons, GA, seven nieces and nephews and many cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Mary Beth Mikuta during infancy.
Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday in Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 194 East College Street in Canonsburg. Additional visitation will be held in the funeral home from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday March 27, 2019. A funeral services will follow the visitation at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Steve Parkhill officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillman Cancer Center at 5115 Center Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412) 623-4700 or at hillman.UPMC.com
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