YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - Peter Sarich of Yorktown Heights, formerly of Yonkers, died on Thursday, Aug. 7. He was 92.
Sarich was born June 16, 1922, to John and Anna (Kalinak) Sarich, in Waterbury, Conn. He moved to Yonkers in 1928 where he was a lifelong resident up until Sept. 2013 when he moved to Yorktown Heights with his wife, Mary.
He graduated from Yonkers High School and took advanced degree coursework in rubber technology from the University of Akron. Employed by Stauffer Chemical Company Eastern Research Center of Dobbs Ferry, he worked as a senior assistant chemist in research and development for over 31 years until he retired in 1986.
He was also chairman of the loan committee of the Stauffer Credit Union. Prior to that, he worked at Arlington Chemical Company of Yonkers as a technician in the research department where he co-authored several publications in the Journal of Nutrition. He served over three years in the U.S. Army in the European Theater of World War II as an instrument observer with an anti-aircraft group.
Sarich is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Sandra Ruyack (Ray) of Brewster; two grandchildren; sister, Ann Belchyk of Hastings-on-Hudson; brother, Andrew of Altha, Fla.; many nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Mary Birdsall and Eva Sarich of West Harrison.
Calling hours are Sunday, Aug. 10 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home, Parastas Service will be at 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11 in St. Michael's Ukrainian Church. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery.