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Bunda, Frank 84

  • Moon Township , Formerly of Versailles
  • Born: 1930-08-03
  • Died: 2014-08-17
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Frank Bunda, 84, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in the Palms at O'Neil. Born Aug. 3, 1930, in Versailles, he was a son of the late Andrew and Mary Bunda. A 1948 graduate of McKeesport High School and a 1958 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in landscape architecture, Frank was a Korean War veteran of the Army. Frank formerly worked as a chief planner for the Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority and retired as the Manager of Municipal Services for the Allegheny County Department of Development. He was a member of Post 939 of the American Legion, the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge No. 146 and the Versailles Volunteer Fire Department. Frank served various positions in Versailles Borough, including council member, planning commission chairman, and a member of the Zoning Board. He is survived by his wife, Myrna (Forsberg) Bunda; his children, Stephanie (Joseph) Bojanowski, of Erial, N.J., Jerry (Susan) Bunda, of Moon Township, and Rebecca (Eric) Smith, of Greenville, S.C.; his four grandchildren, Jason and Stacy Bunda, Katie Bojanowski and Michael Smith; his great-grandson, Bryce Bunda; his sister, Margaret Kubis, of Monroeville; and also nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Frank was preceded in death by five siblings, Betty Lang, Mary Bennett, Elsie Richards and Andrew and William Bunda. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. A blessing will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in the funeral home. Procession and burial will follow to Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions in Frank's name should be made to the Versailles Volunteer Fire Department, 4919 3rd St., McKeesport, PA 15132. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Capane, Mary L. 85

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1929-04-28
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Mary Louise Capane, 85, of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born April 28, 1929, in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Ludwig and Augustine (Bisesi) Pasquerell, and wife of 42 years of the late Samuel V. Capane. A 1946 graduate of Clairton High School, Mary Louise retired as a unit clerk for Jefferson Hospital, was a member of Clairton Democratic Women's Guild, and was a parishioner of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton. She loved to play cards with family and friends but, more importantly, was an amazing mother and grandmother. Mary Louise is survived by her daughter, Clare (Jim) Landis, of Elizabeth Township; sons, Donald (Julie) Capane, of Mt. Lebanon, Samuel (Brenda) Capane, of Mesa, Ariz., Gerard (Joan) Capane, of Lilburn, Ga., Daniel (Mirna) Capane, of Gilbert, Ariz., Philip (Brooke) Capane, of White Oak, and Thomas "T.J." Capane, of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Matthew, Maria, Philip, Joseph, Jeanette, Salvatore, Samantha, Christine, Olivia, Anthony and Mikala; brother, Gerard (Karen) Pasquerell, of Pleasant Hills; sister, Patty (Carl) Aglio, of Mesa, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Earl Hines, of Mesa, Ariz.; and also nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Donna Hines. Her family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Gateway Hospice and Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). A blessing will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the funeral home with the Rev. R. Donald Jones officiating. Procession and burial to follow to St. Clare Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mary Louise's name should be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Lucot, Jerome F. 87

  • Glassport
  • Died: 2014-08-17
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • Jerome F. Lucot, 87, of Glassport, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. He was a son of the late James and Rose (Jenkins) Lucot; and husband of the late Dolores (Bevin) Lucot. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Sabolik) Lucot; sons, Jerome (Ilene) Lucot, of Hephzibah, Ga., and Mark Lucot, of West Virginia; stepchildren, Tom (Soundy) Waseleski, of Sewickley Hills, and Paula Watson, of Morningside; sisters, Alice Herhoick, of East Lake, Ohio, and Audrey Mamrack, of Sutersville; brother, Raymond (Suzie) Lucot, of Newport, Tenn.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; also nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Clinton John Lucot; sisters, Rose, Sally and Florence; and brothers, Joseph, Ernest and Regis. Jerome was a retired shipper for Copperweld, a member of Queen of the Rosary Church, Golden Wellness Club, Elizabeth Township Seniors, Corpus Christi Seniors and served in the Navy aboard the SS Macon. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Queen of the Rosary Church with the Rev. Kedzierski. Interment following in New St. Joseph Cemetery.
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Matelan, Raymond F. 93

  • Greenock
  • Born: 1921-04-12
  • Died: 2014-08-16
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Raymond Francis Matelan, 93, of Greenock, died peacefully in his favorite reclining chair at home Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was born April 12, 1921, in Rankin, to the late Martin and Rose (Gayok) Matelan. Ray was four years old when his father died and was raised by his mother and step-father, Nicholas Pavacic. He graduated from McKeesport High School in 1939 and served in the Navy for three years during World War II. He married Helen Louise Solvay in 1951 and together, they owned and operated the Queen Elizabeth Style Shop in Elizabeth for 48 and one half years. He designed and patented a unique piece of jewelry called the Pin-a-Ring in 1960. He was a member of the PennSembles Adult Tamburitzan Group, sang in various church choirs for more than 40 years, and was active in church and city councils. He was a member of the former Sacred Heart Church in McKeesport for more than 40 years and was currently attending St. Patrick's Church in McKeesport. Ray loved being out with people and recently attended International Village all three nights in Renzie Park from August 12-14. From accounts heard, he was his usual Prince Charming and had a great time. Ray could talk with anyone at anytime and could make a stranger feel like a longtime friend. He will be missed by all. Ray is survived by his daughters, Janet Matelan Golay and her husband, John E. (Ted), of Lexington, S.C., Susan Matelan King and husband, William (Sky), of Buckhannon, W. Va., and Karen Matelan, of Elizabeth; son, Raymond Matelan; grandchildren, Suzanne Golay Goldman and husband, Erik, Lauren and Meredith Golay and Jennifer and William King; and also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; sister, Catherine Brozovich; brother, Edward Matelan; and a grandson, David Michael King. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in St. Patrick's Church with Father Vincent Velas officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Sacred Heard Cemetery in Port Vue. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Polen, Joshua N. 0

  • White Oak
  • Born: 2014-08-15
  • Died: 2014-08-15
  • Funeral Home: Anderson, Homestead | Get Directions
  • Joshua Nicholas Polen was born Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, and earned his angel wings the same day. He celebrated his brief life surrounded by the love of his family. With his passing, Joshua took a piece of the hearts of those who survive him, including parents, Jeffrey and Nicole (Hopchak) Polen; brother, Lucas Polen; grandparents, John and Margaret Hopchak and Vincent Polen; uncle, Chad (Stephanie) Polen; cousin, Khylee Polen; maternal great-grandparents, Anna and Ernie Basser; as well as many great-aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Patricia Polen. Visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in R.V. ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 315 E. 10th Ave., Homestead. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Church, Duquesne. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Project Linus, 253 Ranger Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.
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Sersen, Maureen E. 84

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1929-10-20
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Maureen E. (McElhinney) Sersen, 84, of West Mifflin, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Manor Care in Monroeville. She was born Oct. 20, 1929, in Duquesne, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (McDonald) McElhinney; and wife of the late John E. "Big Moe" Sersen Sr. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church in West Mifflin. Survivors include her children, Rosemary (Lynn) Haselhoff, of White Oak, John "Jack" (Christine) Sersen, of North Huntingdon, and Patti (Mick) Dougherty, of West Mifflin; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Katie) Haselhoff, Keith (fiancee, Logan Dillinger) Haselhoff, Kelli Haselhoff, Bethany (Chris) Piatek, Lauren (Robert) Kerr, Jonathan Sersen and Erin Dougherty; two great-grandchildren, Brianna Coulson and Aiden Piatek; also survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Elizabeth (late Frank) Kusek, Rose McElhinney, Frances (late Thomas) Martin, Clare (late Peter) Richards, Helen (late Charles) Manns and William (late Fran) McElhinney; and sister-in-law, Mary (late Dushan) Baskot. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, with the Rev. Joseph Grosko. Interment in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin.
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