Mail Carrier Served Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church for Decades; When He Had Children of His Own, Dushan "Dan" Rebich Wanted to Make Sure They Had More Opportunities in Life Then He Did. [Derived Headline]

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Mail Carrier Served Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church for Decades; When He Had Children of His Own, Dushan "Dan" Rebich Wanted to Make Sure They Had More Opportunities in Life Then He Did. [Derived Headline]


Carr, Dillon, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


When he had children of his own, Dushan "Dan" Rebich wanted to make sure they had more opportunities in life then he did.

"And he did. He put us through college ... He paid for that as much as he could," son David Rebich, 51, said.

Mr. Dushan Rebich, of Trafford, died Thursday, May 25, 2017. He was 89.

He was born June 12, 1927, in Dubrave, Yugoslavia, to the late Petar and Senija (Jakovich) Rebich.

His father was born in the United States but returned to his family's home country to continue serving in the military. After marrying, he came back to work at a steel mill.

"But he only had enough money for himself," David Rebich said of his grandfather. "He saved up for three years, and then that's when he had enough to send his wife and child."

Mr. Rebich's father worked for a steel mill in Mingo Junction, Ohio. He then found another job at a steel mill in North Braddock, when his son was old enough to attend Scott High School, where he graduated in 1945.

"But he would go to school for half the day and then go work the steel mill for the other half," David Rebich said.

After high school, Mr. Rebich served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. When he got back, he met Tina Krewasky, his future wife, at a Serbian church gathering.

"He always said if he didn't marry her, he would have been single," David Rebich said, adding his father was 31 when he married.

Soon after, the couple welcomed their first child, Daniel. Seven years later, David came along.

"He was a good father -- and grandfather ... and father-in-law," David Rebich said. …

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