WILLIAM F. HANKEY
William F. Hankey, 96, of North Fayette Township (Oakdale) passed Monday, September 3, 2018, at home. He was born October 27, 1921 in McKees Rocks, a son of the late John F. and Pearl Mahaffey Hankey.
He was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Flora Maximovich Hankey on February 7, 2014; brothers, Robert and John (Sally) Hankey and sisters, Mildred (John) Paulus and Grace (Bill) Frank.
He is survived by sons, William F. Jr. (Bill Hamilton, Jr.) of North Fayette and John F. (Sandy) Hankey of Clinton; grandsons, John A. (Jennifer), Douglas P., Christopher M. (Kelly) Hankey; five great-grandchldren
and sisters, Ethel Werner of Weirton, WV., and Betty Kugler of W. Palm Beach, FL.
A graduate of McKees Rocks High School, he joined Hankey Baking Co. founded by his father in McKees Rocks, and later managed the company branch at Geneva, Ohio. Employed for a time in heavy construction, he worked on building the Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon and Findlay. He was a longtime manager of dining services at both Duquesne University and Steubenville University for Specialized Food Service. His family also operated Hankeys China Co. and Coral Reef Aquarium on Steubenville Pike, later converted to Hankeys Plaza, which they sold 2016. He was an avid electronics buff, especially interested in TV and radio repair, and amateur radio (K3ZNB). He was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Parish in Robinson.
There is no visitation. Services and interment were private. In his memory, contributions may be made to North Fayette Police Department K-9 Unit, 400 N. Branch Rod, Oakdale, PA 15071.