Michael “Mike” Hugh Dufalla, 76, of Washington, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
Mike was born June 4, 1942 in Clarksville, a son of the late Michael and Helen Sabo Dufalla.
He was a graduate of Bethlehem Center High School and continued his education at both Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh after which he began his long and prolific career as a civil engineer.
Throughout his career, he owned Engelhardt-Power and Associates in Washington, served as PennDOT district engineer for Washington, Greene, Westmoreland and Fayette Counties and continuously served as a consulting engineer for many local governments within Washington and Greene Counties.
He received many career accolades including the American Society of Highway Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award. Mike was most proud of his work in public projects to improve the quality of life of residents in this area he found so beautiful, including constructing waterway and bicycle trails.
He was a lifelong hunter and outdoor enthusiast, enjoying biking the Great Allegheny Passage or canoeing in Ten Mile Creek with his family. Never content to remain passive, he actively engaged in conservation initiatives to improve local waterways and was an active member of the Greene County Izaak Walton League Chapter.
Mike was a devoted member of St. Michaels Byzantine Catholic Church in Canonsburg.
He will be remembered for always wanting to learn more, achieve more and for never ever giving up.
Surviving are his wife Penny Suwak, four daughters, Tamara Brogan and her husband Jim of Sanford, NC, Michele Dufalla and her husband Mahdi Cheraghchi of Cleveland, OH, Nicole Dufalla of Washington and Jacqueline Dufalla of Budapest, Hungary; five grandchildren, Jesse, Anastasia, Connor, Derek and Emily Brogan; a brother, Kenneth Dufalla of Clarksville; and two nephews, David and Ken Dufalla.
At the request of the deceased, all services are private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342.