WERTKIN: Steven J. Wertkin, 61, of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 15, 2018. He was born October 3, 1957 in New Kensington to the late Edward and Hilda Chottiner Wertkin, was a 1975 graduate of Burrell High School, received a bachelor’s degree in business from Penn State, and was a lifelong resident of Lower Burrell. Steve worked most of his life as a telecommunications engineer. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing and watching sports, especially the Steelers. He especially enjoyed spending time with friends and family, and his dog, Molly. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Lisa A. Hoch Wertkin; sons, Benjamin R. Wertkin of New York City and Joshua N. Wertkin of Lower Burrell; and his brother, Robin S. Wertkin of Pittsburgh. Services were held at Ross G. Walker Funeral Home Ltd. Interment Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, River Walk Corporate Center, 333 East Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068.